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The Registered Nurse Birth Assistant functions at each Birth to
directly assist and under the supervision of the Certified Nurse
Midwife (CNM) as the "second pair of hands" during births and/or
emergencies, cares for the family during labor and immediately
following the birth and during the postpartum period. Maximizes
safety in the laboring and birthing process and satisfaction of the
childbearing families. Functions as a vital member of the
healthcare team who contributes to the success the practice by
demonstrating customer/patient focus, effective communication,
professionalism, and teamwork. Utilizes the nursing process to
assess, plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive care provided
to selected patient populations and their families.
Additional responsibilities for this health care role
Orientation: Responsible for attendance at pre, during and post
birthing sessions. Perform general nursing care to patients by
following established standards and procedures. Provide patient
care based on practice guidelines, standards of care, and
federal/state laws and regulations
Contact: Responsible to be available as needed, days, nights,
weekends and holidays and to keep reliable contact information,
both by cell phone and to keep the answering service and the CNM
informed as to how to be reached.
Scheduling: Responsible for covering all shifts and holidays, as
needed and as scheduled monthly (at least one week prior to the
beginning of the month)
Educational Programs: Participate in teaching the mandatory
early home care class. Conduct orientation sessions for prospective
clients. Educate patients and families about health status, health
maintenance, and management of acute and chronic conditions.
Intrapartum Care: At the direction of the CNM: care for, provide
and support early labor and labor (i.e. fluids, positioning, bath
tub and sibling support.) Supplies and/or equipment as needed to
complete the set-up of the room for birth. Monitoring of vital
signs and fecal heart tones. Assist with delivery, resuscitation,
any third stage maternal emergencies, as example: fundal massage,
oxytoxic administration, IV therapy preparation, contacting
physician and/or ambulance, etc.
Immediate Postpartum Care: Vital signs; ongoing assessment of
fundus and bleeding, assistance mother with comfort measure and
newborn with establishing breastfeeding; cord blood to lab courier,
Postpartum Period till Discharge: Ongoing assessment of mother:
bleeding, voiding, fluids and eating, mothering adjustments and
physical needs. Ongoing assessment of newborn: respiratory status,
color, temperature, neurological status, feeding and activity.
Discharge: Review early home-care instructions; assist family in
preparations for going home; schedule home visit and one-two week
office visit; accompany family to car; immediate terminal cleaning
and restocking of birth room - prior to leaving Center.
Ongoing Postpartum Follow-up: Daily and weekly phone calls;
repeat home visits as needed; consulting with CNM for any
Office Hours: Perform venipuncture and non-stress tests; assist
clients with self-care, collection of specimens answering phones
and office-flow; and office hour's phone triage.
Current/valid Registered Nurse license from the state licensing
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
1 year related experience general nursing is required,
preferably maternal/child nursing and/or experience in
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CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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