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Staff Nurse - Labour Ward

Job Title: Staff Nurse - Labour Ward
Job Type: Permanent
Location:
Industry: Nursing
Reference: JOB_000293[703]
Job Published 16th Oct 2019

Job Description

Our client, a reputable & well established Private Hospital, is looking for Staff Nurses to join their O&G department. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the Labour Ward,preferably from a hospital setting.

- Attractive remuneration package with AWS and PB.

- 21 days AL.

- Opportunities for career growth!


Responsibilities

In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of L/D Nurses include:

  • Sits with and monitors patient throughout (before/during/after) the labor.
  • Monitors contractions and helps patient with breathing techniques.
  • Performs basic IV and central line skills.
  • Performs phlebotomy skills.
  • Knowledge of hemodynamics.
  • Administers pain medication as ordered; administers other meds to address specific medical conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
  • Takes and records patient’s vital signs, ascertains if problematic.
  • Reads fetal monitor & ascertains if there is a problem with baby’s heart rate.
  • Identifies & manages life-sustaining physiological functions in unstable patients.
  • Checks patient’s cervix periodically to monitor progression/lack of dilation.
  • Ensures patient’s bed is kept dry & clean; cleans up bodily fluids expelled before & after the birthing
    process.
  • Contacts anesthesia when/if patient is ready for epidural; contacts delivering physician at appropriate time,
    ascertains proper time.
  • Cares for patients on Pitocin, MgSO4 & continuous lumbar epidural.
  • Ensures the patient is in proper position for delivery & all monitoring equipment is functioning properly.
  • Aids doctor with drapes, gloves, gowns, etc.; hands doctor delivery instruments as needed during birthing
    process.
  • Encourages patient to push at proper time(s).
  • Records time of birth.
  • Immediate care of newborn (clean, weigh, etc.).
  • Gives Apgar scores

Requirements

  • At least a Diploma in Nursing.
  • Must be registered with the Singapore Nursing Board.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience is required.
  • Willing to work on 3 shifts/ 6 days including weekends & PH.
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