Registered Nurse (RN)
Company: The University of Vermont Health Network - Champla
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Women & Children's Center Registered Nurses work in Labor &
Delivery and Post-Partum.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for the management of patient
care, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and
evaluate patient outcomes. The nurse directs and guides the
delivery of nursing care, patient education, and all care related
activities, while maintaining standards of professional nursing
collaborating with other disciplines as appropriate.
Direct Patient/Family Contact
Blood & Body Fluid Exposure
Chemical Solutions Specific to Department
Potential Exposure to Airborne Disease
Use of Electrical Equipment
Assesses patient by performing a functional health pattern/physical
assessment on all patients as indicated when he/she is admitted,
when a significant change in condition occurs, upon transfer
to/receiving from another unit, and as defined by CVPH generic and
unit-specific Patient Care Standards.
Verifies and/or transcribes and implements physician orders.
Develops/Revises plan of care to include discharge plan that
prescribes nursing actions to achieve age-specific outcome goals
for the patient(s) with various diagnosis.
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring
monitoring/intervention with "Point of Care Testing" (e.g.,
fingersticks, stool/gastric testing), patient care devices (e.g.,
PCA, suction apparatus), input/output tubes/devices (e.g., NG
tubes, urinary drains, surgical drains, enteral feeding tubes), and
other such devices/treatments.
Documents/communicates nursing care, physiological responses to
other health care providers through verbal reports and patient
record(s) as dictated by policy/guidelines; Reports to physician
changes/deviations from expected norm.
Provides nursing care through utilization of the electronic
information system, (e.g, Order Entry for orders, retrieving of lab
Provides leadership and measures effectiveness of nursing care by
providing supervision, delegation, monitoring/reassessment of all
patient care as required.
Performs in crisis/emergency (e.g. code 99, 66,white, pink) while
maintaining a positive/ calm approach.
Provides prioritized patient/family education.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring pain management
(surgical, chronic and terminal) according to organization and unit
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring medication
administration by the applicable routes to include controlled
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring preventive skin
care, wound management, pressure ulcer prevention/treatment and
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring various respiratory
therapy modalities such as oxygen therapy and use of the
Provides nursing care for the patient with a tracheostomy and/or
requiring suctioning (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or tracheal)
in collaboration with Respiratory Therapy and utilizing other
resources when necessary.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring specimens.
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring restraints/
protective/ supportive devices, wandering/elopement, seizure and
suicide precautions, and the patient on fall protocol.
Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient population
providing comprehensive holistic care for the dying patient,
including post mortem care and support of the patient's
spirituality. Will collaborate care with Palliative Care, PCC, TRS
and other units as needed.
Provides nursing care pre and post-procedure to the patient
requiring IV therapy to include various routes (e.g., peripheral,
central), methods (e.g., continuous, intermittent, IVPB, IVP), and
solutions/medications (e.g., TPN, PPN, lipid infusions, medicated
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring
procedures/interventions to include lumbar puncture, chest tube
insertion, thoracentesis, liver biopsy, bone marrow, etc, with or
without sedation (conscious sedation).
Provides care using infection control practices as outlined in
Medical Center policies/procedures (e.g. Universal Standard
Precautions and Isolation Techniques).
Advocates patient rights and demonstrates a working knowledge of
Advance Directive practices, organ donation and procurement as
evidenced by completion of documentation as outlined by CVPH
Manages conflict/identifies ethical dilemmas and assists patients
and families in resolving.
Promote development and integration of the Couplet (newborn/parent)
within the family through teaching, counseling and discharge
Participate in the educational activities of nursing students and
inservice education of nursing staff.
Initiates appropriate referral for follow up and home care.
Keep current in newborn and maternal nursing through continuing
education and review of pertinant literature.
Safeguards the client and the public when health care and safety
are affected by the incompetent, unethical, or illegal practice of
Makes appropriate patient care assignments using nursing judgment
and considering the patient's needs and qualifications/skills of
Supports fluctuation in patient care needs by floating within the
unit to areas that are within individuals compentency and
Demonstrates commitment to continuing education by attendance at
inservice nursing education programs.
Performs technical procedures (phlebotomy, IV insertion).
Other duties as assigned that are within competency, skills and
scope of practice.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in New
Meets requirements of pre-employment screening and physical.
Previous postpartum experience will be considered first.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending
to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the
patients for which care is being provided.
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