Registered Nurse, Perinatal - LMH

City Langley
Job ID 2022-24527
Nursing - (RN) - Maternal / Child / Youth
Posting Date
5 days ago(8/3/2022 2:07 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0730-1930 1930-0730
Program/Service
Maternity
Salary at Time of Posting
$36.23-$47.58 per hour

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Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these vibrant communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

 

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with health care providers who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

 

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

 

We strive to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. From the financial advisor managing our health care resources, to the IT professional enabling life-saving data, to the nurse and physician on the front line of patient care, everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we create great workplaces.

 

We believe in your work with our dedicated team, come join in our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and clients. Our purpose - To improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.

 

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

Our dedication:

  • To be passionate in pursuit of quality and safe health care.
  • To inspire individual and collective contribution.
  • To be focused on outcomes, open to evidence, new ideas and innovation.
  • To embrace new partners as team members and collaborators.
  • To be accountable.

Detailed Overview

In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, and working collaboratively with the inter-professional care team in the provision of person-centered care, the Registered Nurse, Perinatal provides direct patient care to childbearing patients and their families during the intra, postpartum and high risk antepartum periods by assessing, planning, providing and evaluating nursing care to patients in a perinatal clinical unit.

Responsibilities

  1. Conducts a comprehensive nursing assessment of the patient and unborn baby on admission and at regular intervals. Allocates patient to appropriate care area within the Maternal Program. Assesses patient and collects information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication, data review and physical assessment. Makes a nursing diagnosis of the patient and unborn baby's condition, identifies risk factors and determines appropriate nursing interventions. Initiates emergency care for the patient/fetus/newborn in crisis and transfers patient/newborn to the most appropriate care area.
  2. Collaborates with patients and their families/support person, Physicians and members of the inter-professional care team in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of an optimal patient and unborn baby care plan. Establishes a therapeutic relationship by demonstrating empathy, trust and respect, advocating for the patient's rights to privacy, dignity and access to information; ensures patient's choice and autonomy in decision making and care planning.
  3. Participates in the care and discharge planning process for patients on admission; ensures the care plan is established and implemented effectively; updates care plan and intervenes as appropriate, collaborates with the inter-professional care team to ensure comprehensive care planning and delivery, and collaborates and communicates with the Patient Care Coordinator on issues that affect the care/discharge plan.
  4. Coordinates nursing care for the patient and makes referrals to the inter-professional care team according to established protocols and practice standards.
  5. Collaborates with members of the inter-professional care team including Physicians, Patient Care Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Educators, and other health care professionals/providers as required in the identification and resolution of issues, changes in patient condition, and adjustments to care plans.
  6. Teaches patients and families/support person focusing on health promotion regarding the pregnancy condition, the birth experience, postpartum, newborn care and parenting. Assesses learning needs of the patient and family/support person; provides information and demonstration of care activities to support self-care and the discharge plan.
  7. Plans and discusses referral information with patient and their families/support person and, in collaboration with members of the inter-professional care team, initiates referrals to appropriate health care/community agencies.
  8. Documents assessments, nursing diagnosis, observations, interventions, patient/family responses, outcomes/evaluations, and referrals according to practice standards and Fraser Health procedures.
  9. Participates in and attends in-services and other educational programs. Identifies own learning goals and maintains and updates current clinical competence and knowledge within area of practice.
  10. Acts as a preceptor or mentor to guide the clinical experience of assigned new nursing staff and students; promotes the philosophy of family centered care; shares information, demonstrates care activities, and participates in orientation.
  11. Provides feedback to the Manager/delegate on the effectiveness of patient care programs, policy/clinical decision support tools (e.g. clinical pathways, standards of care, order sets and procedures), and equipment.
  12. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities; identifies patient care issues, collects data, provides input/recommendations to the inter-disciplinary team on corrective action, and promotes changes to practices, procedures and protocols. Reports safety and risk concerns through the Patient Safety Learning System.
  13. Participates on designated program and professional committees, care conferences and councils as assigned, or as agreed to with the Manager.
  14. Participates in research and special projects in collaboration with other members of the inter-professional team; collects and/or interprets data, and provides input for further analysis as required.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduate from an approved School of Nursing. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) years recent, related clinical perinatal nursing experience in the designated clinical area and completion of post graduate basic course work and/or certification in perinatal nursing applicable to the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessment (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and apply maternal/fetal/newborn theory and expertise to provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, and safety interventions.
  • Ability to recognize acuity changes.
  • Ability to use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence informed practice.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families/support person, the public, medical staff and members of the inter-professional care team using verbal, written and electronic communication means.
  • Ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for patients and families/support person, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, and patient advocacy.
  • Ability to integrate and evaluate data from multiple sources to problem-solve effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with and promote cooperation among members of the inter-professional care team.
  • Ability to teach and instruct patients and families/support person on topics essential to their health care and well-being.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a continuously changing environment.
  • Ability to deal with and promote change.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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