RN - Labor and Delivery

Location: ANCHORAGE, AK

Type of Job: Travel or Local Contract

Job Description

A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse offers a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, operating room, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse has to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the physician. A Labor and Delivery Nurse must be able to think on their feet and come up with solutions quickly. L&D Nurses aide the physician and spend several hours on their feet.

Responsibilities

As a Labor and Delivery Nurse some of your responsibilities include:
  • Making assessments of contractions, cervix for dilation, heart rates, etc.
  • Performing follow-up duties which include:
    • Checking the newborns general condition.
    • Checking the mothers condition.
    • Looking for signs of distress.
    • Watching for signs of infections and any other problems.

    Requirements

    • One year of experience as a L&D RN within the past two years.
    • Active Nursing License in good standing.
    • Up to date BLS from American Heart Association.
    • Negative Drug Screen.

    Benefits

    • Weekly Pay
    • Direct Deposit
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Medical Insurance
    • AFLAC
    • Referral Bonus
    • Renewal Bonus
    • 401-K
    • Joint Commission Certified

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage is one of those very rare cities where the beauty of nature exists right within city limits, making it a popular choice for travel nurse contracts. As the largest city in Alaska, there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself in Anchorage, and you will be sharing a home with some of Alaska's beautiful mountain ranges. 

Whether you're there for long summer days that are warmer than one might think or wintry months that bring beautiful snowfalls and night skies, there are plenty of ways to spend time indoors and outdoors. Most of the excitement of Anchorage exists in the downtown area, where you'll find restaurants, bars, and museums like the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. 

Head outside to relax after a long shift, and encounter some of Alaska's famous wildlife including bears, eagles, elk, moose, bison, and more at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a refuge for injured, abandoned, and orphaned animals. You could also get some exercise in on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

In very few cities are you able to experience as much outdoor recreation as Anchorage. You can head to the hills for skiing and snowboarding or kayak through the rivers to get up close and personal with glaciers. If you're ready to really have an adventure on your next travel contrast, give Nurses PRN a call and ask about opportunities in Anchorage!

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Licensing: Walk Through
Licensing Board: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm