Specialty Maternity [Labour & Delivery]

Role and Facility Information

Provides and co-ordinates nursing care to women and their neonates during labour and delivery. Patient care assignments will also include antepartum care, postpartum care, neonatal care (Nursery) and Medical Surgical and/or Pediatric patients. Care of assigned patients is consistent with current standards of nursing practice and the clinical specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. May be assigned float nurse responsibilities for other patient care areas when there are no in-patients in the Labour & Delivery Unit. Practices as a member of the Acute Care Unit nursing team.

- Current practising membership with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Knowledge of principles of fetal heart monitoring and ability to define signs of fetal distress.
- Completion of post-diploma course work in low, moderate and high risk obstetrics or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of the BC Reproductive Care Program (BCRCP) Guidelines.
- Knowledge of WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines.

Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to manage all equipment appropriate for the provision of care for the patient admitted to the Labour/Delivery Unit.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work as a member of the health care team.

The thriving community of Terrace is Northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, and pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Anglers come to Terrace to challenge the steelhead and spring salmon of the Skeena River. Terrace offers golf courses, swimming, curling and skating rinks, fitness trails, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, river rafting, snowmobiling, and waterskiing. The main industries in Terrace are communications, transportation and resource product trade. Terrace offers affordable housing and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle.

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A vibrant and growing city, Terrace is located in the beautiful Skeena River Valley and surrounded by the Coast Mountains. With the largest regional population base in northwestern British Columbia, it serves as the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region. From the mountain playgrounds to the raging rivers, Terrace is a gateway to spectacular outdoor adventure. Year-round recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and skiing.

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