RN Clinical Nurse Lead - Labor & Delivery
$10,000 sign-on bonus for nurses with 2+ years of Labor and Delivery experience!
This unit is comprised of L&D and a separate L&D triage area. We have 24 hour perinatologists, neonatologists, and anesthesiologists (dedicated to OB) along with obstetric physicians and 2 groups of midwives. We are a high risk antepartum and intrapartum unit including 16 LDR beds, 8 antepartum outpatient beds, 4 NST Bays and 3 pre-op and post-op beds. We have 3 dedicated L&D OR’s for scheduled C-Sections and unscheduled cases such as cerclage placement or removal. We also do emergent cases such as a laboring patient who needs a C-Section for arrest of dilation or descent or fetal intolerance of labor, hysterectomy or D&C for hemorrhage. Our nurses are unique in that they are trained to be the pre-op nurse, intraoperative nurse (circulator), and PACU nurse for all OR cases, along with the nurse for the newborn after delivery. We care for triage patients; ante-partum patients (both outpatient and inpatient if high risk or unstable); intrapartum, and preop and postop patients. Our triage nurses see pregnant women over 20 weeks of gestation for obstetrical concerns. They also take care of patients with scheduled procedures such as non-stress tests and versions. We currently do over 5,500 deliveries a year. We currently have 14 nurses certified in Inpatient Obstetrics through NCC. Several nurses also have a subspecialty certification in electronic fetal monitoring. All nurses in L&D are certified in NRP and ACLS.
The clinical nurse leader is responsible for the assessment, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the delivery of safe and effective patient-centered care. The Clinical Nurse Leader will facilitate and mentor others to grow professionally and advance their knowledge and skills. In addition, the Clinical Nurse Leader will continuously assess unit needs to ensure adequate resources for current and upcoming shifts by collaborating with other departments, clinical and nonclinical, to coordinate admissions, transfers, and discharges of patients in a timely manner. Finally, the Clinical Nurse Leader will demonstrate professionalism at all times and will uphold standards of practice by holding team members accountable for continued compliance.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the state of Arizona, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Additional certifications may be required per department.