The staff RN is a licensed professional who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. This individual provides safe, quality care to these patients utilizing the nursing process as the basis for clinical practice.
AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Birth Center / Labor and Delivery
HOURS OF WORK: Three 12 hours shifts, .9 FTE Nights
RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager/Supervisor
Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Washington.
Six months experience as a Labor and Delivery registered nurse
Current American Heart Association BLS/CPR for healthcare providers required.
Successful completion of the pre-hire Occupational evaluation for RNs
Able to communicate effectively in oral and written form in the English language.
Adheres to the dress code.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills that are community-centered, compassionate, and meets the needs of diverse and vulnerable populations.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physical and emotional development of all age groups.
Practices in a caring environment with excellent customer service skills.
Functions within ANA Standards and Nurse Practice Act.
Ability to access information and communicate in an electronic environment including but not limited to the use of order entry, e-mail, and computer documentation skills.
Self-directed in advancing professional practice through continuing education and research.
UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be able to provide safe patient handling as defined in VMC’s Safe Patient Handling guidelines and policies to safely and appropriately transfer or move patients (or objects) of varying abilities, weights, and amounts of staff assistance. Must be able to lift from the floor to overhead levels and carry items at waist level weight up to 40 pounds. Requires ability to participate in team lifting. Must be able to operate patient lifting equipment and patient handling devices accurately and safely. Requires the ability to stoop, bend, reach, crouch, and squat. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time as required for patient care, moving patients or supplies to other units, hourly rounding, bedside shift report and other nursing duties. Requires full body range of motion including ability to reach from floor to overhead levels, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires corrected vision, hearing to normal range, and ability to distinguish colors.
CLINICAL PARTNER ADDENDUM - Registered Nurse
Unit Specific Requirements
NRP within 3 months of hire.
Six months labor and delivery experience as a registered nurse
Please see all open positions for the Birth Center and please apply online at www.valleymed.org
Valley Medical Center (VMC) is licensed for 303-beds as an acute care hospital and clinic network committed to providing safe, quality, compassionate care for more than 63 years. The oldest and largest public district hospital in the State of Washington, VMC proudly serves over 400,000 residents in South King County and is a component entity of the University of Washington Medicine, which includes... Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Located in Renton, Washington, VMC offers acute and critical care medical, surgical services and 24-hour Level III Emergency Department. In addition, Valley delivers about 4000 babies a year with services including OB Triage, Neonatal ICU, and pediatric/mother baby units.