The Registered Nurse provides care and education for the patient based on their illness, symptoms, and courses of treatment. A successful labor and delivery room nurse enjoys working with people and performs well in high-pressure situations. Labor and delivery room nurses are generally available to a woman at the beginning of her labor, and it is the nurse’s job to facilitate that both a mother and her infant get all of the support and medical care they need for a successful delivery.
Labor and delivery room nurses also take care of pregnant women who are required to stay in the hospital due to complications before or after delivery. They assist the doctor with delivery of the baby and provide care to both mother and infant. A labor and delivery room nurse also communicates important information to the mother about infant care. If necessary, they help mothers cope with mental and emotional stressors. A labor and delivery nurse must be able to recognize and respond to emergency situations.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.