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Full Time Nurse Job Bethesda, MD


3 months ago

Posted by: Defense Health Agency

Employer: Defense Health Agency

Job Description

Duties As a Nurse (Specialist/Obstetric/Neonatal), you will, Provides specialized services to patients with complex systems and/or disease processes. Independently initiates a higher-level response to emergencies, in the absence of the direction of a licensed independent provider (LIP), deciding the approach, methodology, interpretation and evaluation, under stress and in times of urgency. As required, performs advanced cardiac life support code team management, until the LIP arrives. Observes, monitors, and assesses patients condition, recognizing, identifying, and interpreting serious situations. Organizes and monitors interventions and solves problems, on own initiative, that align with professional standards of practice. Collaborates with LIP to make changes to patient care plans. Incumbent maintains accountability for patient management in the area of multi-specialty (labor and delivery, ante-partum, post-partum, newborn, obstetrical/anesthesia recovery, routine/high risk obstetrics). Provides Level II, highly specialized obstetrical nursing care, with either combined or single medical/surgical conditions, to either routine or high-risk ante-partum, or intra-partum, potentially critically ill patients, e.g., pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, multiple gestation, post anesthesia etc., who require close observation for subtle changes in condition. Utilizes advanced newborn assessment skills to identify difficult patient care problems, to formulate complex plans to meet patient care needs, and to continually revise goals and objectives, according to changes in patient status. As required, provides peri-operative care; inclusive, but not limited to, that of circulating nurse for cesarean sections, bilateral tubal ligation, and dilation and curettage. Operates and monitors highly complex technical and specialized equipment, i.e., cardiac monitors, EKG machines, infant resuscitation equipment, infusion pumps, radiant warmers, isolettes, and transport incubators. Observes and assesses patients condition and safety hazards, while ensuring immediate action to resolve/correct. Interprets and ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care and practice. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop strategies to improve patient care services. Supervisory Status None Travel Required Not Required

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