Dependant upon need at time of request. Up to every other weekend for scheduled shifts with occasional On-Call.
Responsible for meeting patient’s priority needs by assessing, participating in interdisciplinary care planning, providing and/or delegating care and evaluating patients’ responses and progress toward clinical outcomes. Contributes to an efficient and effective work environment through activities including professional communication and documentation and/or resourcing of others. Responsible for the appropriate delegation of nursing care to licensed and unlicensed personnel according to Nebraska statute.
PRINCIPAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.*Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
2.*Participates in meetings, committees and lean projects as assigned.
3.*Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
4.*Performs service excellence initiatives such as: AIDET, Key Words, Managing Up, 10/5 Rule and Service Recovery when applicable.
5.*Performs hourly rounding, beside shift report and discharge phone calls consistently when applicable.
6.*Collects comprehensive data including physical, functional, psychosocial, emotional cognitive and cultural assessment in a systematic and ongoing process while honoring the uniqueness of the person.
7.*Prioritizes data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition, or the anticipated needs of the patient.
8.*Synthesizes and analyzes available data, information and knowledge relevant to the situation to identify patters and variances and determine appropriate nursing diagnosis.
9.*Develops a plan of care that prescribes the strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.
10.*Implements identified plan of care, documenting relevant data.
11.*Evaluates patient’s response to and effectiveness of interventions.
12.*Evaluates patient’s progress toward established outcomes.
13.*Facilitates patient’s transition to next level of care.
14.*Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective and financially responsible.
15.*Collaborates with the patient, family, providers and others in the provision of nursing care.
16.*Provides education for the patient and family according to their needs, abilities, preferences and readiness to learn.
17.*Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
18.*Full time and part time employees must attend a minimum of 50% of monthly staff meetings with validation for receipt of information presented at 100% of meetings. PRN and limited part time employees must provide validation for receipt of information presented at 100% of meetings. Completion of all mandatory sessions/trainings.
19.*Follows organization’s policies and procedures.
20.*Effectively manages the labor and birth process.
21.*Initiates and manages induction of labor and outpatient antenatal testing.
22.*Functions as a qualified medical provider in evaluating the presence of an emergency medical condition to comply with EMTALA regulations.
23.*Accurately completes documentation to ensure accurate statistical information for obstetrical patients and newborns.
24.*Assists in the management of the birth certificate process.
25.Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1.Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to work functions.
2.Knowledge of nursing process and ability to integrate into provision of patient care.
3.Knowledge of organizational quality initiatives and ability to provide consistent nursing care to enhance clinical outcomes.
4.Knowledge of focus areas for quality/process improvement.
5.Knowledge and skill related to equipment, disease process and nursing process in the provision of nursing care.
6.Knowledge and skill related to equipment, labor process and neonatal care in the provision of nursing care to obstetric patients and newborns.
7.Skill in interpretation and appropriate action related to fetal and maternal data from electronic surveillance.
8.Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
9.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel and medical staff.
10.Ability to problem solve and engage independent critical thinking skills.
11.Ability to maintain confidentiality relevant to sensitive information.
12.Ability to adhere to hospital and department procedures.
13.Ability to prioritize work demands and work with minimal supervision.
14.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment relevant to changing patient needs, including working with patients with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes.
15.Ability to accurately perform obstetrical assessments.