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Nurse Practitioner Labor and Delivery SCH N

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Per Diem FTE: 0.100000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Weekend Rotation

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-6 pm rotating.

Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions within the organized healthcare system as defined by the Bylaws of the Medical Staff of Catholic Health and New York State Law. The NP collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive care to the pregnant and laboring woman within their scope of practice. The NP uses the processes of assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation to provide care that integrates the psychosocial and physical needs of women. The NP obtains history and performs physical examination to evaluate and coordinate patient care within the OB-GYN Department, in addition, to providing care in labor and delivery. Along with physicians, nurses and other members of the healthcare team, the NP strives to ensure the provision of quality patient care leading to optimal outcomes. The NP works in collaboration with the OB/GYN Department Chairman, attending physicians, and Nursing Services.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE
  • Nurse Practitioner experience preferred
  • Experience as a nurse on Labor and Delivery or OB/GYN office preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Ability to perform accurate history & physical exams,
  • Accurate interpretation of electronic fetal heart rate monitor.
  • Strong written and Verbal communication skills
  • Ability to function in stressful situations
  • Good computer skills

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs.
  • Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions.
  • Varied types of pregnant patients including active labor patients both high risk and low risk, outpatients presenting with various complaints, both emergent and non-emergent.
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