Job Description & Requirements
Labor & Delivery Nurse
Combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on prevention, this Los Angeles Medical Center puts you and your health at the heart of everything we do. With more than 550 board-certified physicians and thousands of additional health care professionals, our health care team is well equipped to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and thrive. In 2012, our hospital received an "A" Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group.
Around 130-140 Births per month
4 Bed Medical Screening/triage, 2 Antepartum beds, 1 Labor Observation, 8 LDR's, 2 OR Rooms, 3 Bed Recovery, 18 Postpartum Beds, Average Daily Census: 4 - 7, Average Births per day: 25, Age Group of Patients; Infants, Adolescants, Adults, Ratios: L&D- 1 or 2 patients, FCC - 3-4 Couplets, Patient Population: Maternity and Gyn, RN's will float regularly between LD and FCC, 3 days of orientation: 2 on LD and 1 in PP/FCC, RN MUST have computer charting skills, high & low risk OB skills, triage skills, This is a high risk OB unit. RN must be comfortable with educating patients on breastfeeding, facility is striving to be "baby friendly" certified. Unit has lactation nurses 7 days a week and superusers for "baby friendly." Team Patient Care Delivery. Medications in LD unit: Magnesium Sulfate, Pitocin drips for induction and augmentation, Special Procedures in Unit: Versions, Cesearean Section, Bilateral Tubal Ligation, Emergency Hysterectomy. Procedures done in unit that can cause ethical issues: Abortions - genetic terminations, Blood transfusions, Resuscitation of less than viable infants or less than 22 weeks gestation.