VIRTUA HEALTH,INC. Birth Assistant -RN Required Night Shift (Per Diem) in Voorhees, New Jersey
At Virtua Health, we exist for one reason - to better serve you. That means being here for you in all the moments that matter, striving each day to connect you to the care you need. Whether that's wellness and prevention, experienced specialists, life-changing care, or something in-between - we are your partner in health devoted to building a healthier community.If you live or work in South Jersey, exceptional care is all around. Our medical and surgical experts are among the best in the country. We assembled more than 14,000 colleagues, including over 2,850 skilled and compassionate doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners equipped with the latest technologies, treatments, and techniques to provide exceptional care close to home. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, we've received multiple awards for quality, safety, and outstanding work environment.In addition to five hospitals, seven emergency departments, seven urgent care centers, and more than 280 otherlocations, we're committed to the well-being of the community. That means bringing life-changing resources and health services directly into our communities through ourEat Well food access program, telehealth, home health, rehabilitation, mobile screenings, paramedic programs, and convenient online scheduling. We're also affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neurosciences, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics.Employment Type:EmployeeEmployment Classification:Per DiemTime Type:Part timeWork Shift:Night Shift - 12 Hr (United States of America)Total Weekly Hours:0Location:Voorhees - 165 Route 73Voorhees - 165 Route 73Additional Locations:*Job Information:Birth Assistant for the Midwifery Birth and Wellness Center. Per diem position to cover 12-hour call shifts 7a to 7p and 7p to 7aJob Summary:The Birth Assistant will be an integral member of the Birth Center team, providing care for the client (patient), newborn and family, during labor, birth and post-partum period. The Birth Assistant may also participate in the provision of extended post-partum care, lactation assistance, home visits, patient education programs, community outreach, and Birth Center operations, in collaboration with the Administrative Director.Position Responsibilities:- Performs an assessment of the patient, leading to development, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care.- Administers, monitors and documents therapeutic interventions and regimes.- Effectively manages rapidly changing situations.- Participates in clinical decision-making.- Educates patient and family/responsible party regarding labor, birthing, and postpartum process, individual care needs, wellness, safety issues, etc.- Delegates and monitors care rendered by other members of healthcare team.- Demonstrates standard precautions and patient safety principles in practice.- Participates in orientation, education and development of healthcare team.- Identifies and participates in the performance improvement activities.- Maintains professional and departmental level competencies- Provides direct patient care for antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn.- Participates in Birth Center orientation & patient education activities- Completes data collection and registry input- Maintains Birth Center supply levels, performs equipment checks- Provides ongoing care coordination including patient call- backs & appointment scheduling- Completes terminal cleaning and restocking of birth suites which must be done before birth assistant leaves the Birth Center- Reports to Lead Birth Assistant, items noted to be in short supply and/or facility issues noted while cleaning- Attends Patient Transfer review meetings- Attends in-service & education programs, including drills- Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities- Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, programs and emergency drills- Performs other responsibilities as directed by the Administrative/Clinical DirectorPosition Qualifications Required:*Required Experience:Minimum 2 years' experience in labor & delivery. Additional experience in post-partum, newborn and lactation services preferred.Required Education:Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Nursing. Graduate of an accredited nursing school.Training / Certification / Licensure:NJ RN licensure, NRP, BLS requiredACLS preferredAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.