Registered Nurse - Postpartum (Nights)
Company: The Arora Group
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Registered Nurse - Postpartum (Nights) NurseCurrently recruiting
a Registered Nurse (RN) - Postpartum in Bethesda, Maryland, to work
in the Labor & Delivery Unit at Walter Reed National Military
Medical Center to provide care to Active Duty heroes, their family
members, and retirees. REQUIREMENTS OF THE RN-POSTPARTUM:
- Coordinate patient care through a continuum and facilitate the
achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and
cost effectiveness. Establish priorities of patient care based on
essential patient needs and available unit resources including
time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
- Maintain excellent patient assessment skills. Use the nursing
process as a basis for professional practice. The contracted RN
will demonstrate proper preparation of patients for treatments and
procedures, to include surgical interventions. Evaluate
effectiveness of self, care given by all health team members, and
contribution of systems, environment, and instrumentation in
progressing patient toward outcomes.
- Perform/assist with clinic specific procedures, in accordance
with established policies, and guidelines used in the MTF and IAW
JC guidelines. Evaluate effectiveness of self, care given by all
health team members, and contribution of systems, environment, and
instrumentation in progressing patient toward outcomes.
- Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized
medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring
devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers and other clinic
- Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family
education. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans in
accordance with established Labor and Delivery protocols as
prescribed in MTF policies and procedures and IAW JC guidelines.
Contractor RNs shall provide proper care and evaluation of
- Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in
patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and
complications of their use as well as the accurate administration
of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as
required. Will be knowledgeable in administrative requirements for
the documentation of patient's condition, progress and
acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
- Demonstrate excellent written communication skills to perform
accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all
activity in accordance with requirements.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms
and reacts quickly and appropriately in emergency situations. Must
have the ability to obtain, assess, and report critical lab or
diagnostic results to patients physician in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated ability to act on all medical and therapeutic
orders in a timely manner.
- Can demonstrate and adhere to peri-operative, infection control
and safety policies and procedures used in the MTF and IAW JC
- Schedules referral appointments, arranges for procedures, and
performs telephone follow-up, as appropriate.
- Can demonstrate good time management skills. Demonstrate
appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the coordination of
health care team members, patient care, and unit activities.
- Demonstrate effective and professional communication methods
and skills using lines of authority appropriately.
- Formulate and use effective working relationships with all
health care team members, patients, and significant others.
- Practice effective problem identification and resolution skills
as a method of sound decision making.
- Review and make appropriate notation on the chart of a patient
at least once in an 8 hour shift, or per unit specific
- Perform other duties within the scope of RN practice as
- Once provided with "hands-on" experience, demonstrate working
knowledge and use of computerized systems, including Composite
Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal
Technology Applicant (AHLTA), ESSENTRIS, MHS Genesis, workload
- Provide care to normal and high risk postpartum patients (the
MTF has approximately 80% high risk population, e.g. PIH, diabetes,
pre-term labor, multiple gestations). Recognize changes in maternal
and/or newborn infant condition that would constitute an emergency
situation and responds appropriately.
- Operate and monitor the performance of essential equipment used
in the care of stable newborns, e.g. radiant warmer, blood glucose
monitor, pulse oximeter, medications via syringe pumps, etc.
Interpret and respond to data generated by such equipment.
- Utilize knowledge of normal and high risk maternal, fetal and
infant nursing care requirements after delivery to provide
anticipatory guidance and education to parents.
- Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal newborn physical and
neurological development and application of same in delivery of
nursing care to infants from birth until seven days of age.
- Assess patient readiness for rooming-in, transfer to Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU), or discharge.
- Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal female anatomy and
physiology, common gynecological surgery and application of same in
delivery of nursing care to obstetrical patients.
- Safely administer prescribed medications including IV push
drugs and IV drips specific to pregnancy, labor and delivery,
postpartum and neonatal care as described. Monitor and document
- Administer oxygen therapy, monitor oxygen equipment, and
interpret and respond to data. Monitor patient and interpret and
respond to data.
- Identify potential post-anesthetic patient problems;
specifically, airway management, hemodynamic instability and pain
control, and intervene appropriately.
- Provide BLS and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) as
- Monitor and transition mothers/newborns during the immediate
- Knowledge of and/or experience working with intrathecal,
epidural, and general anesthesia.QUALIFICATIONS OF THE
- Degree/Education: A graduate of a, Associate, Bachelor or
Masters program of Registered Nursing. The institution will be from
a National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program.
- BLS for Healthcare Providers
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification
- S.T.A.B.L.E Certification
- Valid, unrestricted, RN license at least 1 state, territory or
- Experience as a Registered Nurse for 3 years with at least two
years as an RN caring for high risk obstetrical patients.
Experience in the full spectrum of post-partum care.
- US CitizenCOMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- Competitive pay
- 10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
- 11 paid Federal holidays
- Health & Welfare allowance mostly covers the cost of health
insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
- Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)ABOUT THE ARORA
GROUP:The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint
Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that,
for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women
who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to
provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals
opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and
serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and
veterans. EOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityJob Details
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