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Registered Nurse - Casual - Pregnancy Care Center

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Description

UPMC Altoona is seeking an experienced OB Nurse to join our Pregnancy Care Center team. This is a casual position, on day shift, no rotation or on call. Does require a rotation to to GYN and MAT programs. 

Purpose:
Coordination and provision of prenatal care to low income pregnant women.

Responsibilities:
  • Assessment: a. Completes the collection of data for the assessment of each patient during the admission interview process according to the unit policies and standards. b. Reassesses patient each visit as per unit policies and standards. c. Documents data using appropriate forms and format. d. Recognizes normal physiology and pathophysiology of pregnancy and other conditions. e. Interprets diagnostic/monitoring data and recognizes significance based upon patient's condition.
  • Planning: a. Includes patient/family in the information of a plan of care for each assigned patient. b. Prioritizes patient's needs c. Modifies plan if care in response to changing patient needs. d. Utilizes appropriate community resources in planning care.
  • Implementation: a. Implements interventions within the scope of nursing practice and established unit standards and protocols for care.   b. Demonstrates ability to adapt nursing care and health education to all stages of the life cycle and to various stages of health and disease.         c. Carries out and documents procedures according to hospital policy.   d. Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological, psychosocial, emotional, and cultural basis for the delivery of nursing care. e. Provides health teaching for patients and families based on assessed needs and learning abilities of patient/family. f. Follows protocol for patient telephone advice and communication of test results to patients. g. Demonstrates knowledge of legal, ethical, and moral boundaries of nursing care delivery.
  • Evaluation: a. Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatments. b. Evaluates patient's outcomes based on previously defined goals.
  • Coordination:    a. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the patient care. b. Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in the provision of care. c. Coordinates information and referrals with primary care providers and other health care providers to assure continuity of care.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required: 
  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing. 
  • Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the stats of PA. 
  • Must satisfactorily complete the hospitals and unit's orientation program and probationary period.
Experience Required: 
  • At least 5 years experience in obstetrics. 
  • Maternal health education. 
  • Outpatient care or office experience.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Registered Nurse - Casual - Pregnancy Care Center, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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