Department: 5N Obs CH
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: TCH MNA-TCH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Shift: Nights
Work Days: 7p-7:30am every other weekend and holiday rotation
Date Posted: 05/03/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-116348
The Maternity Suite at Cambridge Hospital is a beautiful unit with lovely views of downtown Boston and Harvard Square. It includes a Labor and Delivery (L&D) Unit and a Post Partum Unit and helps more than 1,100 growing families every year. The 7 bed labor unit has 3 triage bays and 2 ORs. We are proud of our multidisciplinary patient care, our culturally sensitive approach to labor and delivery, and some of the lowest C-section rates in Massachusetts. The Post Partum Unit consists of 12 private rooms with a level 1b continuing care nursery. This unit provides care for mothers and infants right after birth and through the early stages of postpartum to discharge. We foster a culturally sensitive approach to couplet care and early family bonding.
Job Purpose: 1. Provides an ongoing assessment and care of the mother through the postpartum periods according to established guidelines. 2. Provides ongoing assessment and care of the newborn according to established guidelines. 3. Provides education to maternal newborn dyad from birth to discharge. 4. Orchestrates and coordinates discharge planning and follow up care for mother and newborn. B. Quality Improvement 1. Participates in ongoing maternal newborn unit based quality initiatives. C. Evidence Based Practice 1. Maintains clinical practice in accordance with AWHONN, ACOG, NRP, and AAP established guidelines. 2. Successfully completes the maternal newborn unit based competency programs as required.
Graduation from an NLN accredited school of nursing. BSN is required for all newly hired RN candidates or within one year from date of hire.
Current MA RN Licensure.
Current BLS required, NRP required by end of clinical orientation
Work Experience: Current mother baby/ nursery experience OR 1 years of inpatient acute care RN experience required; Level 1B nursery experience strongly preferred.