Registered Nurse

Labor & Delivery
Work Hours
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
72 Hours
Weekend Requirements
Working every other weekend required and holidays as scheduled


The maternal newborn nurse provides skilled nursing care for gynecological patients, antepartum patients, intrapartum patients, post partum patients, newborns, and patients requiring perioperative and postanesthesia care.

Special Criteria Details



  1. Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Registered Professional Nurses and provides care according to CVPH (generic & unit-specific) Standards of Care and Practice.
  2. 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.  
  3. Verifies and/or transcribes and implements physician orders.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, Gemini, suction apparatus), input/output tubes/devices (e.g., NG tubes, urinary drains, surgical drains, enteral feeding tubes), and other such devices/treatments.
  6. 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.  
  7. Provides nursing care through utilization of the electronic information system, (e.g, Order Entry for orders, retrieving of lab data, etc)
  8. Provides leadership and measures effectiveness of nursing care by providing supervision, delegation, monitoring/reassessment of all patient care as required.
  9. Performs in crisis/emergency (e.g. code pink, 99, 66) while maintaining a positive/ calm approach.
  10. Provides prioritized patient/family education.
  11. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring pain management (labor, surgical, chronic and terminal) according to organization and unit standards.
  12. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product therapy
  13. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product therapy
  14. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring preventive skin care, wound management, pressure ulcer prevention/treatment and stoma care
  15. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring various respiratory therapy modalities such as oxygen therapy and use of the inspirometer.
  16. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring suctioning (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or tracheal).
  17. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring specimens.
  18. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring restraints/ protective/ supportive devices, wandering/elopement, seizure and suicide precautions, and the patient on fall protocol.
  19. 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.
  20. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring IV therapy to include various routes (e.g., peripheral), methods (e.g., continuous, intermittent, IVPB, IVP), and solutions/medications (e.g., TPN, PPN, lipid infusions, medicated drips).
  21. 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).
  22. Provides care using infection control practices as outlined in Medical Center policies/procedures (e.g. Universal Standard Precautions and Isolation Techniques).
  23. 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 policy/procedures.
  24. Manages conflict/identifies ethical dilemmas and assists patients and families in resolving.
  25. Supports fluctuation in patient care needs by floating/overtime when required.
  26. Perform family assessment (e.g., assess dynamics and resources).
  27. Evaluate patient knowledge of labor process (e.g. previous experience, childbirth classes, and patient expectations) anticipate and provide individualized education and care.
  28. Evaluate patient's knowledge of ante-partum testing (e.g. NST, CST, Amniocentesis) anticipate and provide individualized education and care.
  29. Develop nursing plan of care based on appropriate data base and rationale that identifies short and long term goals and expected outcomes for the family unit, with the family participation in the planning process.
  30. Perform technical procedures. (IV starts, phelbotomy)
  31. Promote development and integration of the infant within the family through teaching, counseling and discharge planning.
  32. Evaluate and devise plan of care in collaboration with other health care providers in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
  33. Facilitate and participate in research, and apply research findings to clinical practice.
  34. Participate in the educational activities of nursing students and inservice education of nursing staff.
  35. Transport high risk patients to tertiary care center.
  36. Makes appropriate patient care assignments using nursing judgment and considering the patient's needs and qualifications/skills of available staff.
  37. Demonstrates commitment to continuing education by attendance at inservice nursing education programs.
  38. Successfully assumes the charge role as assigned.
  39. Provides nursing care for the patient during induction and emergence of anesthesia.
  40. Provides nursing care for the patient in a malignant hyperthermia crisis.
  41. Provides nursing care to that patient requiring applied devices.
  42. Functions as a scrubbed member of the surgical team.
  43. Implements safety measures for the patient and surgical team.
  44. Maintains principles of aseptic techniques.
  45. Helps prepare room between patients in a timely manner.
  46. Ensures necessary equipment, supplies and instrumentation is available in a timely manner.
  47. Identifies/Utilizes appropriate methods of sterilization/disinfection.
  48. Evaluates status of recovery room patients (e.g. vital signs, level of consciousness, activity level, respiratory effort, color, circulation, appearance of dressing, fluid and electrolyte balance, hemolytic status).
  49. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  2. Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in New York.
  3. Meets requirements of pre-employment screening and physical.
  4. To practice maternal/newborn nursing, additional education or experience beyond the basic nursing program, or both, as needed.       Educational preparation may be obtained informally through inservice or continuing education programs.( e.g. PCEP, Newborn Resuscitation)
  5. Previous Labor & Delivery experience required.


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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