Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Perinatal Special Care Unit (0.9 FTE, Nights) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
in Portland, OR.
The Perinatal Special Care Unit RN will work 3, 12 hour night shifts/wk - from 7pm to 7:30am - and will rotate every other weekend.
The RN will work in an 18-bed unit which cares for high-risk antepartum and postpartum couplets. We care for moms from 13 weeks gestation all the way to 6 weeks postpartum. RN to patient ratios are generally 1:2 or 1:3 depending on acuity. Patients are generally on this unit for pre-term labor, ruptured membrane, fetal complications, hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, etc.
Candidate who tend to do well on this unit are:
Individuals who work well in an environment that changes quickly
Individuals who can fluctuate with the acuity
Individuals who are high collaborators with their team members
Individuals who excel at keeping up with charting and are good with time management
Individuals who love the work they do and are highly engaged in working with this patient population.
The RN in the Perinatal Special Care Unit will provide professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. Accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan. Practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice. Key functions and specific skills for the job are found in the unit specific onboarding checklist and in standards that are applicable to the specialty.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Employ Nursing Professional Practice: Assess, diagnose, plans, implement and evaluate patients’ care. Develop, update and coordinate the patient’s plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Perform and maintain currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served.
Advocate: Effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.
Facilitate Learning: Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and community.
Align Practice with Safety and Quality: Accountable for safety, identify and correct problems, and integrate evidence, and best practice into nursing care; use data and evidence to improve patient outcomes. Align patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
Engage in Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional development; practice to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promote a culture of inquiry that explore, integrate and disseminate research and evidence based practice.
Lead in the Practice Setting & Community: Lead and coordinate teams, appropriately delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Model professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire
All Registered Nurses (RNs) without a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing must obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher within 3 years of hire.
A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a Bachelor's degree in nursing
Unencumbered RN license in Oregon and wherever care is delivered
If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) must be from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/AHA within 3 months
12 months of acute care experience working with the patient population similar to the Perinatal Special Care Unit -or- completion of the specialty residency located at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in nursing
National Certification - i.e. RNC-OB (obstetrics), RNC-MNN (maternal newborn nursing)
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Job Category: Labor & Delivery/Obstetric Nursing
Req ID: 261510