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Bon Secours Mercy Health RN- Registered Nurse- FT Rotating- NICU in Richmond, Virginia

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

St. Mary's Hospital- Level III NICU

$10,000 sign on bonus with minimum 1 year of NICU RN experience

S ummary of Primary Function

The Obstetrics (OB) Registered Nurse (RN) addresses the care provided to healthcare consumers in the context of woman-, newborn-, and family-

centered care and includes those who do not self-identify as women, or exclusively as women, as well as all people parenting newborns.

The competent and proficient OB RN provides, coordinates, plans, and evaluates nursing care, and supervises licensed and unlicensed associates

in nursing care delivery within established nursing procedures, professional standards, and organizational mission/policies/philosophies. This RN

demonstrates the ability to care for patients in the outpatient and/or acute care obstetrical setting as part of an interprofessional team focused on

achieving the best individual maternal/neonatal/gynecology/women's health and population outcomes.

Essential Job Functions

• In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team (Care Management in coordinating care [e.g. Children's Protective Services], transfer centers, and

pharmacies), conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a plan of care, educates patient and/or family,

implements nursing care/interventions, evaluates the effectiveness of the nursing care/intervention, and advocates for the patient/family.

• Provides episodic (outpatient) and inpatient (at designated units) Obstetrical/Women's Health nursing care where applicable.

• Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health; coordinates care within hospital

departments.

• Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department.

• Applies knowledge of contemporary obstetrical/women's health nursing practice and future innovations.

• Applies the nursing process in the care of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, gynecological, and other women's health issues and the

neonate from birth until discharge with differing gestational ages, diagnoses, and complications.

• Provides care to women of all ages requiring triage, prioritization, assessment, education, stabilization, resuscitation, and emergency management.

• Models core cultural and safety behaviors to eliminate preventable harm, ensure worker safety and a safe, high quality experience of care.

• BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be

required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Licensing/Certification

Current RN License in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)

BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)

NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (preferred upon hire, must obtain within 6 months of hire)

ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association (preferred)

Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred if interpreting fetal monitoring)

Inpatient OB Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Neonatal Intensive Care Certification - National Certification Corporation (required for critical care transport NICU teams within 2 years of hire)

Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate Certification - National Certification Corporation (preferred)

Education

Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)

Work Experience

1 year of RN experience (required)

Recent OB, ED or critical care experience (preferred)

Training

EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)

Skills

• Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff.

• Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff

and others.

• Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and

procedure, and BSMH mission.

• Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.

• Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.

• Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.

• Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care

accordingly.

• Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.

• Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.

• Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

• Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.

• Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.

• Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.

• Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.

• Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.

• Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.

• Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.

• Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.

• Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.

• Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.

• Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.

• Electronic fetal monitoring.

• Conducting vaginal exams.

• Caring for the mother/fetal dyad.

• Resuscitation and stabilization of mother/fetal dyad.

• Breastfeeding support and education

• Teaching self/neonate/infant care, discharge teaching, planning, and follow up.

• Age- and department-specific emergency and lifesaving equipment.

• Ability to recognize, understand, and communicate family dynamics and parent/child relationship.

• Advanced care management skills in caring for the unstable, acute, or chronically ill neonate.

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*

May have periods of constant interruptions

  • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning

infection control.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Stoop/Kneel 1-33%

Crawling 1-33%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 1-33%

Bending 34-66%

Sitting 34-66%

Walking 34-66%

Standing 34-66%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near

Depth perception

Use of Latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure

Patient Population

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets

the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental

policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

S cheduled Weekly Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Days/Nights (United States of America)

Department:

Level III - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - St. Mary's - Richmond

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .

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