Function as an independent nurse clinician in coordinating ante partum fetal testing for high risk patients to include the performance, interpretation, and reporting of test results, assessment of patient status, educational needs, and follow up care. Provides education for staff and community and assists with research programs.
Perform ante partum fetal testing to include non-stress testing and contraction stress testing.
Determine the technical adequacy of each test and independently assesses appropriateness of each patient’s testing based on established policies and protocols.
Recognize normal versus abnormal results; prepares accurate, readable report of the test; contact physician when necessary.
Correlate the patient’s clinical history with fetal monitoring results and recognized signs and symptoms of maternal/fetal compromise. Institute appropriate nursing actions for referral.
Assess health education needs of patient to provide ongoing evaluation of necessary instructions.
Provide a holistic approach in the care of all patients.
Coordinate additional care for ante partum patients to include follow-up testing or procedures, scheduling, physician’s orders, and hospital admissions.
Maintain daily fetal testing schedule, testing forms, statistics, documentation, and collaboration with other health care providers to formulate a plan of care for the patient.
Assist with and maintain ongoing knowledge of billing and insurance protocols.
Maintain supply inventory and equipment for fetal monitoring and ultrasound to ensure availability for testing and regular daily activities.
Provide education to other staff members regarding testing and care of high risk patients, act as a resource on ante partum fetal testing for the community and Outreach Programs, to include Women’s Health Pavilion.
Actively participate in research through data collection and development of ideas.
Act as a liaison between patients, Women’s Health Pavilion, and Maternal Fetal Medicine regarding patient’s care.
Serve as public relations representative to the community.
Maintain clinical competency in areas of responsibility to ensure quality patient care which includes validation of skill level by passing both verbal and written tests administered by Nursing Supervisor.
Promote the philosophy, goals and objectives of the School and the Department by becoming familiar with and complying with policies and procedures.
Contribute to the well-being of patients by serving as a positive role model and demonstrating a professional, caring attitude, and behavior towards co-workers, patients, and guests.
Attendance, as assigned, is essential to meeting required performance duties.
Complete other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
Completion of instruction from an RN program and one year related nursing experience preferred. Must have valid VA RN license. BSN is preferred. Must have a valid Virginia license as a Professional Registered Nurse.