The WCC nurse provides skilled nursing care for gynecological patients, antepartum patients, intrapartum patients, post partum patients, newborns, and patients requiring perioperative and postanesthesia care.
- Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
- Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
- Previous experience preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with other healthcare team members.
- Meets requirements of physical/pre-employment screening and physical.
- Excellent attendance record required.
- Possess basic windows knowledge.
- Must be able to take call as scheduled.
- Must be self-motivated and technically adept.
- Able to handle a high stress level.
- Must be able to stand for prolonged periods.
- ACLS Certified preferred or obtain within six months of hire; continued maintenance of ongoing ACLS certification required.
- Completion of NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) within six months of hire; bi-annual renewal and maintenance of NRP status is a requirement to maintain status as a WCC RN.
- Additional education or experience as needed. Educational preparation may be obtained informally through in-service or continuing education programs (e.g. STABLE, CLC).
- WCC is a comprehensive and collaborative care unit comprised of Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery and Mother Baby Care. Upon hire, WCC leadership will determine which area of the unit an RN will orient to initially based upon need assessment and experience/skills. Upon completion of orientation to one of the areas, each RN will be required to orient to a 2nd area within 18 months of hire. The timeline for orientation to a 3rd area will be at the discretion of WCC Leadership and will also be driven by department needs/skill mix. All WCC RNs will be assigned to care for patients in all areas where they are trained to work on a rotating basis.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.