Nurse Labor and Delivery Job at Employment Type Full Time, Gilbert, AZ

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  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Gilbert, AZ

Job Description

Overview

Dignity Health’s is nationally known for our holistic approach to medicine, and here, you are a part of a “golden thread” of compassionate care that connects staff and patients. While walking through the Healing Garden–with it’s intertwined pathways, garden areas and fountains–you’re reminded of our dedication to honoring the whole person. Embracing total well-being, then seeing patients and their loved ones respond positively, is personally rewarding to you. Dignity Health is one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with over 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Mercy Gilbert is a modern, 212-bed, acute care, not-for-profit community hospital in the Phoenix area’s East Valley. We offer a full breadth of care, from emergency and cardiovascular to pediatric, orthopedic and diagnostic services. Since opening in June 2006, we have been named the “#1 Small-Sized Acute Care Hospital” by Arizona Business Magazine and the “#1 Healing Hospital in the Nation” by Baptist Healing Trust. We’ve also been named “Business of the Year” by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce. You’re proud of these awards, but even more, you’re proud of the solace, serenity and reprieve you’re able to provide here.

Living in Phoenix’s relatively new suburb of , you treasure its old-world charm mixed with modern-day luxuries. This urban center has all the shopping, restaurants and culture your heart desires, with all the outdoor activities your spirit needs. There are nearby lakes for boating, wakeboarding and water skiing, while Flagstaff and Sunrise offer winter skiing and snowboarding. Arizona has four professional sports teams, and you’re a year-round fan. You look forward to all the activities, but then again, at the end of a busy day, taking a moment to relax poolside and reflect sounds good, too. The scenery, the climate and the culture present the perfect backdrop for your healing work at Mercy Gilbert.

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For the health of our community ... we are proud to announce that we are a tobacco-free campus.

Responsibilities

As a nurse in this department, you will have varying roles and responsibilities. You may work in Obstetrics - triaging patients or perform screening exams on walk-ins or you may guide patients through a routine induction and delivery. You’re busy monitoring the mother’s dilation progress while also keeping close watch on the baby’s fetal heart rate. You'll be coaching mom as the baby is delivered and providing updates and support to the patient’s partner and loved ones. 

To thrive in this role, you’ll need to appreciate that routine is never routine. We have some wonderful days in this department and get to be with people through huge milestones in their lives. We also have some hard days and are with people as they grieve. You must be sensitive and understanding to different circumstances. Above all else, you must remain calm in an emergency. A patient’s status can change quickly and it’s never good for the patient or family to see the nurse in a panic. You’re calm. You’re in control. You’re handling the situation.

Responsibilities 

  • Triage walk-ins to determine if a patient is in labor, water is broken, false alarm, etc
  • Support pregnant patients in labor including induction, epidural assistance (if needed), general pain management and fetal monitoring
  • Assist and circulate in the operating room for cesarean sections, tubal ligation, cerclage and emergency procedures
  • Educate patients on various interventions or procedures - medications (name and purpose), exams, and labor stages
  • Assess newborn and provide care.
  • Communicate with the care management team, including anesthesiologist, physician or midwife, lactation nurse, charge nurse, postpartum unit, patient and family
Qualifications

Minimum:

Experience:

One (1) year Labor and Delivery experience preferred

Education:

ADN, Diploma, or Foreign Equivalent

BSN preferred

Licensure:

AZ RN license or RN License from a Compact State .

Current BLS Card ( American Heart Association Only ), Current ACLS Card (or within 6 months of hire), 

NRP certification within 6 months of hire.

Job Tags

Full time, Outdoor,

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