Labor and Delivery Nurse Job Decription

Labor And Delivery Nurse Job Description

May 17th, 2019

A Labor and Delivery Nurse cares for women and their infants before, during, and after birth. A Labor and Delivery Nurse will monitor mothers and children, provide postpartum care, and educate new mothers about the care of their newborns.

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We are looking for a caring, dedicated Labor and Delivery Nurse to join our team of physicians, midwives, and other professionals in caring for women during their pregnancy, labor, and birth. The Labor and Delivery Nurse assists the physician or midwife with all aspects of pregnancy and birth, assists surgeons during caesarian sections, and cares for women who experience complications with their pregnancies or birthing processes.

To be a successful Labor and Delivery Nurse, you should be meticulous with strong attention to detail. You should be caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable on all aspects of pregnancy, labor, and birth, as well as post-pregnancy care, complications, and treatments.

Labor and Delivery Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with expectant mothers for prenatal visits and providing care for normal and problematic pregnancies.
  • Teaching childbirth preparation classes.
  • Providing information, guidance, and hands-on clinical care to pregnant women.
  • Monitoring fetal heartbeat and length and strength of contractions during labor.
  • Coaching women, assisting with any complications, and administering medications during birth.
  • Performing tests on newborns after birth.
  • Providing guidance to new mothers on all aspects of recovery and infant care.
  • Using equipment and administering medications related to labor, delivery, and the care of newborns.

Labor and Delivery Nurse Responsibilities:

  • An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • A Registered Nursing Licence.
  • A willingness to continue nursing and obstetric training.
  • Over 2 years' experience as a Registered Nurse in labor and delivery.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under intense pressure and stress.
  • Flexibility to work shifts and remain on-call for emergency situations.

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