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Student Nurse Associate, Labor & Delivery

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Job Title
STUDENT NURSE ASSOCIATE
ID
4002130
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
LABOR & DELIVERY

Overview

Student Nurse Associate, Labor & Delivery

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours & Shifts

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, our women’s services unit is comprised of labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery. We work with skilled and experienced obstetricians/gynecologists to deliver more high-risk babies than any other facility in the area. By partnering with the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, we aid in improving pregnancy outcomes for high-risk mothers especially those 35 years or older, with multiples, pregnancy complications, history of birth defects, and medical problems such as diabetes or hypertension.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has earned the “BEST for Babies” award from the Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health. The award celebrates 18 hospitals across the state for their efforts to reduce infant deaths and improve the health of Tennessee’s newborns.

Women’s Services is located on the sixth floor of the hospital. The department is a locked unit for the safety and privacy of our laboring patients.

6 North houses 32 beds that make up the post-partum and gynecological department. This area serves newborns, obstetrical and gynecological patients. Our labor and delivery department is a 12-bed unit, with two holding and post-anesthesia care rooms, three operating suites, a nursery stabilization area, and an additional five triage rooms. 6 West is home to an additional 12 rooms set up to provide care during a patient’s pregnancy or for labor and delivery if needed.

Our staff of Registered Nurses, OB Surgical Technicians, Certified Nurse Aides and Unit Secretaries make up our wonderful team. We average about 250 deliveries per month. As an RN in our labor and delivery unit, you will perform a variety of tasks such as ­­­­providing care for patients utilizing fetal and maternal monitoring equipment, managing the patient's pain including epidural and patient-controlled analgesia administration, assist physician during delivery, treatment, examination and surgical procedures, as well as providing patient and family education on labor, pain and newborn care. Because many of our moms are high risk, our ideal RN candidate will need to have excellent critical thinking skills as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses on our unit are encouraged to becoming certified in labor and delivery. If you choose to become certified, our organization can help with the cost of your testing, as well as pay you a yearly bonus for taking the next step in your career.

We follow a 12-hour shift, rotating weekends/ holidays on a six-week schedule. Team members utilize a self-scheduling software, and employee requests are then considered during the scheduling process to balance and coordinate with the department’s needs.

Our goal is to provide excellent patient-centered care so both mom and baby are able to leave the hospital happy and healthy. If you are ready to start the satisfying journey as a Labor & Delivery nurse, then come work with us!

Position Summary:

Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact Recruiter: Lacey Spoon || Lspoon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-5404

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (Student Nurse Associate Core Competency checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure, weight, height and intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient is connected to continuous pulse oximetry.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanic in performance of job.
  • Completes designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort and privacy.
  • Identifies and assists patients that need assistance with nutrition and/or hydration.
  • Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.
  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Revises and updates the plan of care as problems change and/or new problems are identified in collaboration with RN.
  • Assists RN in obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients
  • Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication skills.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Performs basic dressing changes and is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of sterile technique.
  • Evaluates nursing care actions and patient responses and documents each shift.
  • Observes and responds appropriately to changes and complications in patient conditions. Report significant changes in patient condition to RN.
  • Documents treatments and diagnostic tests with results and response. Documents in a clear, concise, accurate and legible manner.
  • Observes assigned post-treatment/operative patients immediately upon return to floor and initiates appropriate nursing actions.
  • Obtains RN signature for review and co-signature all entries.
  • Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, but seeks guidance when uncertain how to perform procedure.
  • Communicates suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels. Displays cooperation, flexibility and positive behavior to patients and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively perform under stress.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Student in an accredited nursing education program. Student must have junior or senior year status and must have successfully completed fundamental clinical skills portion of the program or must complete the program within the same semester of hiring into the position. (1st semester of clinicals)

Minimum Experience:

None.

Licensure Requirement:

CPR required. BLS.

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