Clinical Nurse II (Labor and Delivery)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11-08-2018
POSITION SUMMARY: This is a brief overview of the position’s main function--usually one to four sentences.
 
The primary duty of this position is to provide quality prenatal care to patients referred for fetal diagnosis, genetic testing, and other high risk services. Collaborates with intra and interdisciplinary staff to accomplish patient care goals based on the needs of the patient and the institution. Participates in educational offerings and presents as requested

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: This is a list of the major (essential) responsibilities of the position.  Statements in this section should include specific “action” verbs, such as “operates”, “schedules”, “prepares”, “calculates”, “plans”, “organizes”, “conducts”, etc, to describe each function.
 
Provides and assures patient centered, cost efficient, safe, culturally competent, linguistically sensitive and quality care by adhering to evidence based practice; continuously assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates outcomes;  follows hospital, Nurse Practice Act,  District of Columbia Board of Nursing, accrediting and regulatory agency regulations regarding standards of care.
 
Professionally and courteously communicates with patient/family, physicians and staff, and collaborates with patient/family and health care team. .
 
Maintains awareness of the unit’s periodic statistics regarding core measures, nursing quality indicators, customer satisfaction measures, and actively participates in activities/behaviors that progressively improve the statistics.
 
Provides nursing care consistent with the nursing practice standards, policies and procedures established by the unit, department, division, and institution, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements.
 
Serves in the role of charge nurse upon completion of the 6 month orientation period, and with approval by the nurse manager or designee.
 
Participates in unit performance improvement programs through ongoing design, assessment and measurement, and performance improvement activities.
 
Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
 
Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
 
Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
 
Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
 
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
 
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
 
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
 
Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
 
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
 
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
 
Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
 
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
 
Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
 
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
 
Meets all of the standards for a Clinical Nurse II as outlined in the most recent Howard University Hospital Clinical Advancement program.
 
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: This is a list of the minimum education, licenses and/or certifications, and years of experience that an applicant must have in order to be considered for the position.  If there are specific shift/hours requirements, those are listed her as well (e.g., Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays” or “Must be able to work rotating day and evening shifts as assigned.”). In addition, HR will create an ADA statement, based on your completion of the ADA Physical and Mental Abilities Worksheet, and add it as the last minimum requirements statement.
 
Associates Degree Required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
 
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
 
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia.
 
American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiovascular Life Support required.
Antepartum Testing Center- Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification required.
At least 18 months clinical experience in acute care nursing, labor and delivery experience needed.
 
 
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