Portland, OR is the perfect place to land your next nursing contract. It's an ideal location for both city and nature lovers – you get the best of both worlds here! There is something interesting and unique at every corner. You'll find amazing coffee shops, urban gardens, a variety of distilleries, outdoor adventures and delicious grub. Portland is truly an experience – don't miss out on the opportunity to take it in first-hand. Let's explore what you can expect during your nursing contract…
There's no better way to start a morning in Portland than at Voodoo Doughnut. Some "must try" donuts are the Voodoo Doll, Bacon Maple Bar and Portland Cream – we can assure you they all pair well with a hot cup of joe. This is the perfect treat to bring to your first day at the hospital… talk about making quick friends! Don't worry, if donuts aren't your thing, there is plenty more to excite your taste buds. Basically every corner of the city has a food truck waiting for you! You must try MF Tasty Food Truck, which has a variety of Southwestern food options for you to enjoy. We're certain that you'll find plenty of food trucks to satisfy your hunger during your stay in Portland.
All that food talk might have your pants feeling a bit tighter, so let's turn our eyes to the more adventurous side of Portland. One of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the city is by going on a Pedal Bike Tour. To get the most out of your tour, we suggest taking the guided tour option. Don't worry about packing a bike with you, as you can just rent one for the tour. This is a safe and entertaining way to get acquainted with the city. View breathtaking urban gardens and stop at a few distilleries along the way…
There is a lot more to Portland than fabulous donuts, food trucks and unique city landscapes. If you remove yourself from the concrete jungle, you'll find lush and breathtaking landscapes. One of the greatest views in Portland is at Washington Park. There is a piece of everything at this park. You can spend an entire day exploring the trails, zoo, rose gardens, waterfalls and exquisite views. There's so much to see and do, so plan your visit here in advance to get the most out of it!
This is a city that needs to be experienced. It's time to take your nursing talents to The City of Roses.
A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse provides a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, OR, ER 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 doctor. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse must be able to think in a fast paced setting and make decisions quickly. L&D Registered Nurses help the physician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a L&D Registered Nurse some of your duties consist of:
- Assessing contractions, dilation, heart rates, etc.
- Providing follow-up duties which consist of:
- Checking the condition of the newborn.
- Checking the condition of the mother.
- Looking for signs of trouble.
- Checking for signs of infections and any other problems.
- One year of experience as a L&D Registered Nurse within the past two years.
- Active Nursing License in good standing.
- Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
- Negative Drug Screen.