Registered Nurse – Labour & Delivery

Application ends: November 30, 2023
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Job Description

Job Identification:3141
Job Category: Nursing
Posting Date:26/10/2023, 14:37
Apply Before:30/11/2023, 14:37
Job Schedule: Full time
Locations:Royal Womens Hospital, Abu Dhabi, AE

Clinical activities:

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care given to patients in an effective and organized manner in Labor and Delivery unit.
Performs initial assessment and reassessment of patients in Labor and delivery
Demonstrates sound knowledge of electronic fetal monitoring using CTG and central monitoring system (ie OB TV)
Initiates Intravenous Therapy as per Doctors orders
Demonstrates skills in receiving the newborn immediately after delivery
Facilitates medical assistance and provides patient care in emergency situations.
Acts as Team Leader in the absence of the Charge Midwife and is able to delegate tasks as per skills and scope of practice.
Monitors progress of laboring mothers, interprets fetal heart rate and notifies Physician when appropriate for progress or problems.
Assists laboring patient with breathing exercises, pain management techniques and provides pain medication as per Dr’s orders.
Prepares birthing room for delivery using sterile technique.
Assists Physician with initiation of oxytocin inductions and monitors progress of labor accordingly
Follows IV protocols as per hospital policy/guidelines
Assists Physician with artificial rupture of membranes or other procedures in compliance to scope of practice.
Performs immediate post-delivery care of mother, performs fundal massage and monitors vital signs, blood loss as needed and promotes newborn/parent bonding
Performs the Appropriateness review of medications before preparing and administering medications as required.
Assesses and triages walk in patients who are directed to L&D assessment room from either outside or from OPD Doctors and coordinates appropriate care and medical intervention
Responsible for coordinating with the Obstetrician, Neonatologist / Pediatrician and other allied workers to provide comprehensive care to mother and child.
Prepares mothers for cesarean sections as well as assist doctors with the administration of medication as per scope for practice.
Actively promotes breastfeeding, skin to skin bonding after delivery
Is knowledgeable regarding Stem cell collection
Assists in receiving newborns in emergency caesarians where required in the absence of the NICU nurse.
Identifies high risk pregnancies and communicates with doctors and other medical specialists as required
Knowledge on collection of specimens, bloods for diagnostic testing and critical values
Knowledge on ordering blood products and monitoring patients when receiving blood products.
In depth knowledge of Obstetric emergencies, nursing management and care as per protocols.
Encourages participation of family member/partner in the birth to support the mother and enhances both mother/baby bonding and family relationships.
Provides appropriate health education to patients and their family.
Offers support and advice following events such as miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death.
Demonstrates competency in the skills needed to support the woman during childbirth.
Demonstrates in depth knowledge of monitoring a patient in all stages of labor, monitoring the condition of the fetus and knowledge of drugs and pain management.
Complies with the Disposal of Human Tissue Policy
Encourages and respects woman’s preferences throughout labor and delivery, as per birth plan or request.
Provides safe and effective intra-partum care.
Performs nursing procedures with attention to accuracy, patient safety and comfort, including those requiring strict aseptic technique.
Competent in neonatal resuscitation and performs when needed.

Administrative activities:

Participates in code drills as per requirement, is a member of the code blue team and assists with code purple (Obstetric Emergencies) as required.
Fosters and facilitates peer teaching activities in a clinical setting.
Participates in Quality improvement projects and KPI’s.
Participates in Quality improvement projects and KPI’s.
Demonstrates ability to perform under pressure.
Maintains and updates all relevant patient documentation / medical records as per hospital policy and procedure.
Follows the reporting mechanisms / chain of command in the nursing services department ensuring all patient care issues are accurately and promptly reported.
Demonstrates an economical approach to the utilization of equipment and supplies while assisting the head nurse to maintain an appropriate ward stock.
Responsible for checking crash cart as per the checklist.
Completes annual nursing competencies as per hospital policy
Responsible for maintaining inventory checklist of medications which include high alert medications and narcotics as per hospital policy.
Responsible for maintaining inventory checklist of Hazmat items through the use of Material Safety Data Sheet as per hospital policy.
Responsible for completing all the details in the labor and delivery register.
Maintains and updates all relevant patient documentation / medical records as per hospital policy and procedure.
Follows the reporting mechanisms / chain of command in the Nursing services department ensuring all patient care issues are accurately and promptly reported.
Ensures preventative and ongoing maintenance of equipment is carried out, reporting all failures or deficiencies to the appropriate department head.
Demonstrates strict adherence to all hospital policies and procedures.
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and participates in fire safety, patient safety, infection control and the other necessary precautionary measures as per hospital policy.
Takes responsibility for professional clinical practice and is actively involved in updating and continuing education.

Current license in country of origin and with HAAD or DHA license to practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Recent clinical experience in High Dependency Unit in a maternity unit.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.