Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 160176-1A
Date Posted: Feb 4, 2020
Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.
Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.
About the Job
Scope of Maternal Newborn Services Department Description
The Maternal Newborn Service at Beverly Hospital provides the full scope of perinatal care including prenatal evaluation of mother and fetus, intrapartum care for labor and birth, intraoperative and recovery care for an operative delivery, postpartum care, newborn care for well babies and special care for premature and high risk newborns. The department includes labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery, a level IIB special care nursery, a perinatology clinic in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the North Shore Birth Center, a parent education department and a lactation consultation service.
Labor and Delivery
The Labor and Delivery suite consists of the following: eight LDRs; two Operating Rooms; and a two-bed post anesthesia care unit. Prenatal obstetrical services include: labor evaluations; non stress tests; cervical ripening; contraction stress tests; cerclage and versions. Using a family-centered approach, intrapartum care is provided by an interdisciplinary team that is comprised of registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, an obstetric hospitalist and, as needed, an anesthesiologist. Responsibilities of the registered nurse include: Initial evaluation and admission of patients; continuing evaluation and assessment during labor, including fetal heart rate monitoring, observation of uterine contractions, and patient support; monitoring for complications; assisting during vaginal and operative deliveries; and assisting during postpartum tubal ligations and D and C procedures.
Mother Infant Unit
The Mother-Infant Unit consists of 17 private rooms, two semi-private rooms and two 14-bassinet nurseries. Patients on the Mother Infant Unit include antepartum patients hospitalized with complications of pregnancy, postpartum patients following vaginal or cesarean birth, and newborns born at greater than 35 weeks gestation. Utilizing a modified mother-baby care model, nurses focus on initial and ongoing assessment, closely monitoring and supporting the newborns’ transition to extra uterine life; assessment of the involution process and monitoring for complications in the postpartum period; support for the attachment process and breastfeeding; and patient/family education. Procedures performed in the newborn nursery include circumcision, phlebotomy, car seat testing, newborn hearing screening, and phototherapy.
Per diem, hours assigned as needed.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.