Labor and Delivery RN - Nights - 7PM - 7:30AM

  • USJobsCareers
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • Feb 07, 2018
Full time Health Care Nurse

Job Description

USJobsCareers has partnered with Salem Health to locate a Labor and Delivery RN to join their team in Salem, OR.

Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. We have hospitals in Salem and Dallas (West Valley), a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Our Dallas hospital is a critical-access hospital. Our Salem hospital is a Magnet®-recognized facility, a regional referral center and one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Oregon. Salem Health is the area’s largest private employer, with about 3,500 full and part-time employees.

Every result we deliver has a profound impact on people’s lives, which is why we deliver more than just results. Our exceptional clinical care, healing environment, and commitment to quality patient care makes us tops with the people who matter to us: our patients and their families.

The Clinical Nurse at Salem Health is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide safe, quality healthcare to patients in various settings with a variety of acute and critical, medical, surgical and rehabilitation needs.

The L & D unit is a high-risk tertiary care center with over 3,200 deliveries a year. There are 12 LDR rooms, 2 operating rooms and 3 observation beds in the department. Our philosophy of care is to provide a family-centered maternity experience where each patient’s choices are respected and valued. Staff are trained in electronic fetal monitoring and NRP.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • Requires BSN or non-nursing Bachelor’s Degree with MSN for all external applicants for Salem Hospital, preferred for West Valley Hospital. Bachelor of Arts in Nursing also accepted.
  • For internal applicants preference may be given to applicant with BSN.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of Labor and Delivery Nurse Experience required. For candidates with less than 1+ year, see New Grad requirements.
  • Current unencumbered licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon required.
  • BLS issued by the American Heart Association required.
  • NRP required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Include:

1. Knowledge of medical terminology and basic clinical skills.

2. Ability to work effectively under pressure and to use professional judgment in emergency situations.

3. Must have basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.

4. Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.

5. Ability to serve as team leader.

Core Job Functions Include:


A. Performs an accurate, ongoing, pertinent assessment for each assigned patient that are age appropriate. Reports/consults pertinent data to other health team members and implements appropriate action.

B. Assesses historical data pertinent to medical, social, cultural and educational factors and prior rehabilitation efforts. All areas of the evaluation are addressed.

C. Assesses patient/family education needs and learning readiness level, and uses appropriate language and terminology. Repeats instructions often if needed.


A. Demonstrates competency in delivery of care based on the patient care plan. Performs nursing skills following Salem Health-West Valley Hospital policies and procedures utilizing appropriate resources. Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific behaviors when caring for patients. Such as:

  • Involves family or designated caregiver with care
  • Encourage self-care
  • Assists patient to plan for anticipated body changes d. Assists, when appropriate, reminiscing about events

B. Prioritizes care based on patient’s current needs. Proactive in preventing adverse outcomes. Demonstrates follow-through in the completion of patient care.

C. Intervenes appropriately in emergency situations.


A. Initiates and/or reviews appropriate plan of care with patient/family to address holistic age-specific needs and reflect the patient’s changing condition.

B. Develops a plan of treatment based on the patient’s rehabilitation potential, rehabilitation barriers, objective findings, cultural, social, medical and developmental backgrounds.

C. Plans for the transfer/discharge of the patient to the next appropriate level of care in the continuum and is proactive in working with other members of the health care team and/or family as appropriate.

Working Conditions Include:

  • Frequent standing, moving about work area, lift & carry 1-10 pounds, walk-level surface, use of arms/wrist, & manual dexterity (grasping/squeezing).
  • Includes exposure to weather, heat, cold, chemicals, etc, unusual shifts, etc.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in safe patient handling use of equipment.
  • Ability to safely pull, turn & lift a minimum of 50 lbs. unaided & more than 100 lbs. with assistance.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • L&D Nursing: 1 year
  • overall RN: 1 year

Required shifts:

  • Graveyard

Minimum Nursing Degree required:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)