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Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery - PRN


CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana




CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital


4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA  70605
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Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery - PRN Job in Lake Charles

Job Description


A Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. In addition, the Registered Professional Nurse prescribes, delegates, coordinates, supervises and evaluates patient teaching and the activities of the ancillary nursing personnel while maintaining the standards of professional nursing. The Registered Nurse is able to provide direct and indirect care to patients. 


A. Education/Skills

Graduate of a State Board School of Nursing or equivalent.

All newly hired experienced RNs must attend New Nurses Orientation within the first 30 days of hire.

New hires are precepted by a designated trained staff member and initial on-boarding requirements are validated through successful completion of the designated organizational entry competency validation and a Perinatal Department-specific competency validation.

· Completion of all annual competency verification requirements.

B. Experience

Six (6) months experience preferred.

Perinatal RN Residency, or recently practicing in a Perinatal Setting is preferred.

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the State of Louisiana

American Heart Association BLS – upon hire

Current AWHONN Intermediate Instructor led EFM course at time of hire for experienced RNs or within 6 months of hire for new graduate nurses and maintain AWHONN Intermediate or Advanced EFM course certification thereafter.

Computer Competence- within four (4) weeks of employment

NRP within 3 months of employment

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring within 12 weeks of employment

Intermediate Fetal Monitoring within 12 months of employment

Work Type:

Per Diem As Needed

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Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery - PRN