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Clinical Nurse - Labor & Delivery

Job in Misawa - Japan
Full Time, Contract position
Listed on 2019-07-15
Job specializations:
  • Nursing
    RN Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Healthcare
    Emergency Services, Healthcare Nursing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
General Description:
Clinical Nurse - Labor & Delivery shall competently perform all tasks ensuring all suspenses are met; documentation produced is legible, timely, accurate, medically consistent, professionally written, and all patient identifying information is protected.  

Specific Tasks:
• Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of high quality, safe and cost-effective care.
• Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
• Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established Unit Operating Instructions (which following national guidance from AWHONN, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Medical Group Instructions and Air Force Instructions used in the medical treatment facility.  Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
• Provides appropriate patient assessment skills.
• Accountable for making patient care assignments based on the scope of practice and skill level utilizing the nursing process as a basis for professional practice.
• Sets up, operates, and monitors specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, PCA pumps, vital sign machines, electronic fetal monitoring, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, ultrasound, emergency transport and other unit specific equipment.
• Recognizes adverse signs and symptoms and reacts quickly in emergency situations.
• Makes referral appointments and arranges specialty care, as applicable.
• Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with unit guidelines.
• Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed.  Provide relevant and timely information to these groups and assists with decision making and process improvement.  Participates in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities designed to enhance health services.
• Performs sterile vaginal examinations, speculum examinations, and diagnostic procedures via electronic fetal monitoring and tocometer.
• Prepares patients for surgery, ultrasound, amniocentesis, or other prescribed medical procedures.
• Provides critical care and evaluation of patients.
• Develops nursing care plans, performs care as outlined in clinical pathways, and standing order sets.
• Provides and documents individual and family education.
• Prepares sterile supplies, non-sterile supplies, and ensures required equipment is present and ready for use.
• Adjusts equipment as required.  Reports all problems to the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) and works with maintenance service technicians to address problems.
• Checks the operating parameters of the equipment each time before the equipment is used.
• Develops and monitors quality improvement programs with peer reviews, staff education, chart reviews, and statistics.
• Performs telephone consults, triage, and other necessary administrative tasks as required.
• Maintain knowledge of how to provide nursing care from a multi-disciplinary continuum, from normal physiological changes to a wide variety of disease processes that may complicate the ante-partum, intra-partum or postpartum stages of pregnancy, the immediate care of the newborn and have a varied knowledge in women’s health issues and the physiological changes in the normal life cycle.
• Maintain knowledge of the variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required.
• Maintain knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient’s condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
• Maintain knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
• Maintain knowledge of effective communication and collaboration with the health care team, both in oral and written form.
• Maintain knowledge of synthesizing data from a variety of sources to make appropriate clinical decisions.
• Perform services in the following patient care areas: Antepartum, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Neonatal via Rooming-In or Nursery.
• Prepare all medical documentation to meet or exceed the standards required under AFI 46-101 Nursing Services and Operations, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), applicable Air Force Instructions and the Joint Commission guidelines.
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience
Experience:
• Minimum of one (1) year experience as an inpatient labor and delivery nurse is required.
Experience with postpartum and newborn nursery is highly recommended. All experiences should be within the last 5 years.

Education:
• Graduate of a Baccalaureate Degree program in Nursing (BSN) accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
• Maintenance of Basic Life Support (BLS) is mandatory.  
• Completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification, Emergency Clinical Obstetrics (ECO), Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support (STABLE);  and Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring from Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurse (AWHONN) is mandatory within 30-90 duty days of arrival.

Knowledge:
• Capable of performing a full range of medical services commensurate with the professional license held.  
• Fluently and proficiently read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must be able to provide proof of being able to fluently and proficiently read, write, speak and understand the English language if English is not the first language.  

Licensure:   
• Possess and maintain an active (characterized by present activity, participation, practice, or use); current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed); valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers professional performance and conduct in determining continued licensure); and unrestricted (not subject to state imposed stipulations or restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to all other applicants for similar licensure in the granting jurisdiction) license from a U.S. jurisdiction as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Contact Information
Contact Name: Entourage Consulting K.k.
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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