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Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Variable Shifts

Company: Howard University Hospital
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:


With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation's only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.

Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Clinical Registered Nurse in Labor & Delivery who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

This full-time position consists of three 12-hour shifts, rotating every other weekend. Differentials and Premiums apply.

The Labor & Delivery Clinical Nurse:

  • Collaborates with patient/family and health care team to determine health goals and interventions and to revise plans of care as needed
  • Maintains awareness of the unit's periodic statistics regarding core measures, nursing quality indicators, and customer satisfaction measures, and actively participates in activities/behaviors that progressively improve the statistics
  • Provides nursing care consistent with the nursing practice standards, policies, and procedures established by the unit, department, division, and institution, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements
  • Serves in the rotational role of charge nurse upon completion of the 6 month orientation period, and with approval by the nurse manager
  • Participates in unit performance improvement programs through ongoing design, assessment and measurement, and performance improvement activities
  • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by the Nurse Practice Act of the District of Columbia, and other governing agency regulations
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Demonstrates competency in clinical skills, bedside manner, infection control, physiological knowledge, administering medication, medical teamwork, multi-tasking, listening, verbal communication, health promotion, and maintenance Qualified candidates will possess:
    • Associate's Degree in Nursing Required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support are required.
    • Antepartum Testing Center- Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Certification is required, Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification is preferred.
    • At least 12 months of acute care/ hospital experience as an RN in any specialty is required.
    • NRP Certification required

      At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

      Work-life balance

      Recognition and rewards for professional expertise

      Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

      HRSA Loan Forgiveness is available

      COVID-19 Vaccination:

      Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.


      Required Skills

      Preferred experience in L&D.

Keywords: Howard University Hospital, Washington DC , Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Variable Shifts, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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