A Labor and Delivery RN offers a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, operating room, ER department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery RN must have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the doctor. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse must be able to think on their feet and make decisions quickly. Labor and Delivery Nurses aide the obstetrician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Nurse some of your responsibilities include:
Assessing contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
Performing follow-up duties which consist of:
Checking the newborns general condition.
Assessing the condition of the mother.
Looking for signs of trouble.
Checking for signs of infections and any other problems.
One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery RN within the past two years.
Active Nursing License in good standing.
Up to date BLS through American Heart Association.
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