RN - Labor and Delivery

Location: Shenandoah, IA

Type of Job: Travel or Local Contract

Job Description

A Labor and Delivery Nurse provides a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, OR, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery RN has to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the doctor. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse must be able to think quickly and make decisions quickly. Labor and Delivery Registered Nurses assist the doctor and spend long hours on their feet.

Responsibilities

As a Labor and Delivery Nurse some of your duties consist of:
  • Making assessments of contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
  • Performing follow-up duties which consist of:
    • Checking the condition of the newborn.
    • Assessing the condition of the mother.
    • Looking for signs of distress.
    • Watching for signs of infections and any other troubles.

    Requirements

    • One year of experience as a L&D Registered Nurse within the past two years.
    • Current Nursing License in good standing.
    • Current BLS from American Heart Association.
    • Must pass pre-employment drug screen.

    Benefits

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

Shenandoah, IA

Iowa is an excellent destination for the travel nurse looking for some variety in their next contract. The state is mostly rural but features a couple of unique cities and boasts huge home-state pride. Whether you want to soak up some culture or spend your time in nature, you can find it here.

As the largest city in the state and the state capital, Des Moines is the place to go for the travel nurse looking to take in some urban excitement. Explore the area on foot or bike on over 300 miles of trails throughout the city. You can get in touch with your inner child at Adventureland Amusement Park or check out the exhibits at Des Moines art center. 

When it's time to get out of the hospital and unwind, head to Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest to sample the beverage of your choice and listen to live music along the bank of the Mississippi River. Many are surprised to learn that Iowa has a growing wine industry and there are vineyards all over the state open for touring and tasting.

During a travel nursing assignment, it's always a good idea to acclimate to your location. Head to the Iowa State Fair to get to know more about local food and people and hear some live music. If you want to know what Iowa pride is all about, grab your nurse friends and go to an Iowa State sporting event of your choice. 

Whether you spend it cheering at a football game, screaming on a rollercoaster, or taking in some live music and fair food, a travel contract should be suited to you. What makes Iowa a great destination is that it can be suited to pretty much everyone. Give Nurses PRN a call to find out what assignments we have available!

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Licensing: Compact.
Licensing Board: http://www.iowa.gov/nursing