Provide obstetric analgesic anesthesia support to patients admitted to Labor and Delivery
Obtain a health history of parturients admitted to Labor and Delivery.
Provide patient education of obstetric analgesia/anesthesia options and services provided at time of admission.
Respond to Birth Center Emergency pages
Attend Patient Board Rounds daily with the anesthesia and obstetric care team as part of providing complete obstetric anesthesia care.
Consult with anesthesiologist on clinical status of all patients admitted to Labor and Delivery, review patient's desires regarding pain management and develop pain management plan.
Consult with the obstetric and Labor and Delivery staff regarding patients clinical status and pain management plan.
Prepare patients for epidural analgesia.
Assist anesthesiologist in establishing epidural analgesia.
Monitor patients throughout epidural analgesia. Treat inadequate analgesia and limited complications associated with the procedure as directed by the anesthesiologist.
Re-evaluate patients response to pain management intervention and consult as needed with the anesthesiologist regarding changes in patients clinical status.
Perform regular patient rounds on patients with epidural analgesia to assess quality of pain management, presence of side effects or equipment problems. Consults with anesthesiologist as needed.
Prepare and participate in the care of the parturient for cesarean section and other operative procedures with anesthesiologist.
Assist in the OR with airway management and IV access as appropriate
Provide preoperative teaching for post operative pain control options.
Perform daily post operative patient rounds to assess clinical status, pain management and identify complications, discuss findings with anesthesiologist.
Assess, as needed, pain management of non-obstetric patients on the Acute Pain Service. Treat inadequate analgesia and limited complications as directed by the anesthesiologist.
Present modules at birthing class that pertain to obstetric anesthesia.
Participate in Labor and Delivery staff in service training.
Participate in design and collection of Quality Assurance and research data.
Organize and participate in obstetric cost containment/quality improvement projects.
Maintain appropriate professional development.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan. Minimum of 3 years nursing experience. Recent (within the last 2-3 years) obstetric perinatal clinical experience or critical care experience. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary health care
Note: Required qualifications must be met in order to be interviewed and considered.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
BSN preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of pain physiology and clinical use of anesthetic drugs (PCA, epidurals). Recent experience as a charge nurse or equivalent leadership skills. Teaching experience with adults.
Recent experience with obstetric analgesic anesthesia.
Salary & Nursing Framework Level: This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C, includes B. Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire. Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
This is a 36 hours a week position and the work shift will be Nights. The work hours will be determined between the hiring manager and successful candidate.
All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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