To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
As a core member of the Care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse practices as the patients nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level. Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Clinical Nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and Manager. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.
Labor and Delivery is comprised of 9 LDRs, 6 Maternal Fetal Medicine beds, 1 observation room, 2 OR suites and a 2 bed recovery room. Our patient population includes the care of patients within childbearing years from adolescence to mature adulthood. We provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of pregnancy related conditions as well as a multitude of medical conditions for our high risk antepartum patients and our intrapartum patients starting at 15 weeks to full term. We also provide pre-term and treatment of underlying maternal medical disease. In addition to our inpatients we also care for a considerable number of outpatients who require NSTs or extended observational care. Our nurse patient ratio is 1:2 until second stage which is 1:1, for antepartum patient ratios are 1:3 dependent on acuity. Our shifts are 7:00am-7:30 pm and 7:00pm-7:30am. Our care team consists of Nurse Clinicians, Physicians, Surgical Techs, Obstetrical Resource Assistants, Unit Secretary and a dedicated housekeeping staff as well as Neonatology and Perinatology support and a dedicated Patient Safety Nurse covering L&D and NICU. We perform approximately 240 births per month. All of our physicians are private practice and we have an in house Hospitalist coverage 24/7. We are dedicated to providing high quality family-centered care working collaboratively with all of our Women’s and Children’s Services.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN strongly recommended
Five or more years of clinical nurse experience,Labor and Delivery experience
Licensed and a currently Clinical Nurse in the State of Connecticut. All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire. NRP and EFM certification.
Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.