RN-Labor and Delivery
Company: Christ Hospital
Posted on: May 16, 2022
LABOR & DELIVERY-9S
2139 AUBURN AVE
Now offering a hiring bonus of up to $30,000 for eligible
Title: Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse
Shift: Part Time, Nights. Every 3rd weekend, with holidays and
on-call requirements. Nurses do self-scheduling of hours and on
This position will be scheduled in the Labor and Delivery unit on 9
West at The Christ Hospital Health Network main campus located at
2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.
Unit Description: The Christ Hospital Labor and Delivery unit has
approximately 3100 deliveries and 2100 ambulatory patients per
year. Labor and Delivery is a 29 bed unit which delivers care to a
complex range of patients varying in age from newborn infants to
teens, young adults and adults. Within the unit, there are 12 labor
and delivery beds, 4 high-risk beds, 6 post-op recovery beds, 3
surgical suites and a 4 bed Triage unit. Patients are triaged,
admitted, stabilized, delivered or transferred to a level III
facility as appropriate.
When patients are admitted to L&D, routine care may include,
but is not limited to: an admission assessment, continuous or
intermittent fetal surveillance, and referrals to support services,
induction/augmentation and pain management. The patient's plan is
developed at the time of admission and then modified anytime her
comfort level changes during labor, delivery, and recovery.
RN's utilize the pain scale and document location and
characteristics along with their interventions/plan of care and the
patient's response to the interventions. Nursing provides many
diverse comfort measure for labor support such as the use of
rocking chairs, birthing balls, water therapy and ambulation with
telemetry. Analgesics are administered as directed by the physician
including continuous epidural anesthesia/analgesia. Anesthesia
coverage is available 24/7.
To enhance couplet care, SCN nurses/NNPs attend all deliveries,
complete initial assessments, and promote skin to skin
appropriately. The SCN RN assesses the newborns at the mothers'
bedside in L&D at approximately 1 hour of life for physical and
gestational assessments and complete procedures such as eye
prophylaxis, injections, and thermo stabilization. The couplet is
then transferred to the postpartum unit.
Job Overview:The practice of nursing requires specialized
knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to groups and
individuals. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles
of biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences
to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. All care is
provided based on the concepts inherent in the model of care for
TCH which promotes an on-going partnership between patients and
families and the team of healthcare providers. The care is
culturally based and age specific. The RN adheres to American
Nursing Association (ANA) code of ethics and to the scope of
practice described in the Ohio Nurse Practice Act.
Education:Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN is
required within five years of hire. Current RNs must obtain a BSN
or be actively enrolled in a BSN program by 2020.
Experience: Labor and Delivery RN experience preferred.
Licensure and Certifications:
* The RN holds a current licensure to practice nursing in Ohio.
* Membership in professional organizations is desirable.
* BLS certification is required prior to patient contact. NRP
required. NRP certification course offered upon hire.
* Fetal monitoring certification is required within 1 year or when
eligible based on years of experience.
* Certification in area of clinical specialty is expected within
five years of eligibility.
Keywords: Christ Hospital, Cincinnati , RN-Labor and Delivery, Healthcare , Cincinnati, Ohio
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