Unit RN - Birthing Center
Porter Medical Center | Middlebury, VT
Unit RN – Birthing Center: Full-time (72 hours per pay period), days with rotating weekends, eligible for full benefits. VT RN licensure required. L&D experience preferred.
To learn more about Porter Medical Center’s Birthing Center, please go to: http://www.portermedical.org/birthing_center.html
The Registered Nurse cares for obstetrical and gynecological patients in an integrated acute care sitting. He/she cares for patients utilizing mother-baby care and individualized infant care. The Registered Nurse is accountable for his/her own nursing practice and is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager. He/she develops and initiates the age appropriate nursing care plan utilizing the nursing process. The Registered Nurse administers nursing care within the scope of hospital policy and established job functions and in accordance with the needs and/or wants of each patient.
The Registered Nurse collaborated/cooperates with nursing staff and other hospital/health care disciplines for the promotion of health to the optimal level of wellness for patients, family and community.
Salary Range: Min/Hour: $25.29 Mid/Hour: $30.83 Max/Hour: $37.58
Standards of Performance
- Reports to work prepared to accept responsibilities at start of shift.
- Is in attendance 97% of scheduled hours.
- Performs responsibilities in a self directed manner.
- Demonstrates effective decision making skills and is accountable for outcomes of decisions.
- Promotes cost containment through the appropriate use of physical and material resources and utilizes the charge system.
- Acts in accordance with established Registered Nurse role by:
- maintaining standards of nursing practice including the Recommended Practices of A.W.H.O.N.N.
- evaluating own performance and setting goals for personal growth and development.
- serving as a role model.
- demonstrating competency within the scope of his/her practice.
- Responds to patient rights to information by acting as patient advocate.
- Participates in profession’s effort to protect the consumer from misinformation and misrepresentation.
- Maintains the integrity of nursing by respecting the rights and confidentiality of patients, their families and health care providers.
- Maintains educational growth and attends programs as required by the hospital.
- Accepts any other duties as assigned by the unit manager.
- Performs a through age appropriate nursing assessment by assessing health status and psycho-social needs of individual patients and families.
- Identifies and prioritizes problems on admission.
- Establishes an age appropriate plan of care utilizing nursing diagnosis.
- Implements and evaluates care.
- Plan of care is revised as necessary to provide for optimal meeting of patient care needs from admission to discharge.
- Assesses the learning needs of patients, families, and other health care providers.
- Interprets non-verbal behavior of mothers and infants.
- Facilitates the communication process by interacting with others and sharing information:
- contributes in a constructive manner at staff and committee meetings
- demonstrates calm, professional behavior during stressful and/or emergency situations
- delivers concise and accurate verbal reports
- Collaborates with hospital personnel and initiates patient care conferences.
- Collaborates with health team members to plan and provide age appropriate care which promotes and optimal level of wellness for patients, families, and the community.
- Encourages the presence of persons most significant to the patient after initial orientation to the hospital.
- Encourages and supports participation of significant others in the care of the patient.
- Attends a minimum of 6 unit meetings per year.
- Completes competency checklist and census of 80% of knowledge base exam.
- Acts in accordance with established philosophies of the profession by:
- maintaining standards of nursing practice
- evaluating own performance
- serving as a role model
- demonstrating competency within the scope of practice of Obstetrics
- Recognizes self-limitations, seeks out and uses appropriate resources.
- Identifies components of the nursing regimen that may be delegated to allied nursing personnel.
- Maintains professional competence through participation in age appropriate continuing education and other appropriate learning experiences and shares knowledge and skills with co-workers.
- Maintains knowledge and skill of crash cart, code drugs and all emergency equipment in order to respond efficiently to urgent or emergency situations.
- Follows Infection Control guidelines to minimize risk of transfer of infection and accidental contamination.
- Participates in regular fire, disaster and code drills.
- Investigates reports of unsafe practices and takes action to ensure compliance with established safety procedures.
- Administers medications safely
- Establishes age appropriate teaching plans which utilize strategies compatible with learner capabilities and available resources.
- Revised the patient teaching plan based on evaluation of patient’s attainment of outcomes and nursing progress notes reflecting the same.
- Participates in the orientation of new staff and students.
- Participates in the profession’s effort to protect the consumer from misinformation and misrepresentation.
- Maintains the integrity of nursing by respecting the rights and confidentiality of patients, families, and health care providers.
- Participates in ethical decision making through case conferences including physicians, families, and other disciplines.
- Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
- Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Vermont.
- Graduate Nurse who is board eligible or pending state board examination results. Failure to pass the state board examinations will result in the graduate nurse being unable to practice nursing other than in the attendant position.
- Mental and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.
- Professional appearance.
- Satisfactory references.
- Responsible for maintaining certification in Basic Adult and Infant Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation.
- Completes PCEP program within 6 months of employment and refresher program every 3 years.