Specialty Maternity [Antepartum & Postpartum]

Role and Facility Information

JOB SUMMARY

Reports to the Nurse Manager, or designate, the Registered Nurse - Perinatal plans and provides direct nursing care to obstetrical patients in the hospital in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies; national, provincial, regional and local obstetrical guidelines and the C.R.N.B.C. Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideally you have at least two years of recent related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. You are a graduate of a recognized School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and/or a graduate of a recognized Perinatal Nursing specialty program. You have your current CPR Basic Rescuer course, current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certificate, Fetal Health Surveillance Course Certificate and Breastfeeding Course Certificate.

SKILLS

- Demonstrate sound organizational, problem solving and teaching skills

- Demonstrate good judgement, observation and patient assessment skills

- Demonstrate Respectful Workplace skills, such as politeness, tact and empathy

- Prioritize, and organize patient demands and care needs

- Operate related equipment

- Provide leadership in emergency situations

- Work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team

- Assume charge responsibility as needed

- Foster and promote good public relations

- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

- Ability to remain calm and to act appropriately in stressful and emergency situations.

- Ability to apply the nursing process effectively in a well-organized manner to the care of assigned patients as required by the hospital and described in CRNBC's Standard of Nursing Practice.

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