Reporting to the Patient Care Manager and according to department policies and patient care standards, provides professional patient care services to Obstetric patients requiring an acute level of Maternal-fetal monitoring and intervention. This includes caring for laboring women, without complications of pregnancy, surgical interventions during labor and delivery, and care of complications of the high risk pregnancy. In doing so, promotes the philosophy of family-centered maternity care. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served (childbearing, 10-55 years of age) by the unit. The following are general characteristics of this job, although duties may vary by assigned shift.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following duties and responsibilities are all essential job functions, as defined by the ADA, except for those that begin with the word "May.")
• Promotes an environment of respect and compassion.
• Maintains licensure, professional certifications (ACLS, PALS, etc), advanced practice skills, participates in hospital required in-services pertinent to area of practice, and engages in continuing education to advance knowledge base.
• Participates in committees, surveys, and self evaluating tools.
• Presents a professional physical appearance.
• Demonstrates, supports, and models the mission, vision, values, and rules of conduct of the Patient Care Services Department.
• Participates in the quality improvement processes at OSF SFMC and/or CHOI.
• Accomplishes a high standard of care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team functioning as an advocate for those we serve.
• Enhances professional growth and development by participating in and utilizing current evidence based information and keeping abreast of state and national accreditation, regulatory and safety standards.
• Provides a learning atmosphere by sharing knowledge with coworkers/orientation of new staff and by educating patients and their families to meet their health needs.
• Acts autonomously as a vital component of the care team following the professional standards as outlined by state regulations, the Nursing Practice Act, and unit specific protocols appropriate to those we serve.
• Administers compassionate patient care following the nursing process.
• Adapts to changing conditions to best meet the needs of our patients and their families.
• Accepts cultural and religious diversity of those we serve so as to meet their unique needs.
• Maintains documentation standards with accurate, timely and complete recording and reporting.