RN - Labor and Delivery

Location: Jacksboro, TX

Type of Job: Travel or Local Contract

Job Description

A Labor and Delivery Nurse offers a balance of the same elements that are found in critical care, operating room, emergency department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery 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 passed setting and make decisions quickly. L&D RNs assist the obstetrician and spend long hours on their feet.

Responsibilities

As a L&D RN some of your responsibilities include:
  • Making assessments of contractions, cervix for dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
  • Providing follow-up duties which include:
    • Assessing the condition of the newborn.
    • Assessing the condition of the mother.
    • Looking for signs of distress.
    • Checking for signs of infections and any other troubles.

    Requirements

    • One year of experience as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse within the past two years.
    • Current RN License in good standing.
    • Current Basic Life Support through 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

Jacksboro, TX

Their motto is, "Everything is bigger in Texas", and that holds true for this larger than life state. While on travel nursing assignment you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors enjoying the great weather and the endless supply of recreational activities and events.  If you love hunting Texas is the place for you, boasting the nation’s largest herd of whitetail deer.

If you prefer to enjoy the sights by hiking, than make sure you try hiking to the top of Mt Bonnell where you’ll receive a beautiful view of Austin. After your hike, hit the waters for some boating, canoeing, kayaking, or just enjoy a good swim. Also, don’t forget to check out their wide variety of parks and campgrounds for some good old-fashioned camping. Bring some of your nurse friends along - there is sure to be unforgettable memories made. 

After all that time outdoors, it’s time to come inside to enjoy some delicious food. Texas has a wide variety of restaurants to suit anyone’s needs.  They even have some of the best outdoor patios in the country. After your meal it’s time to enjoy some music. Austin is the musical capital of Texas so you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of music from outdoor concerts to the local honky-tonk. Travel nurses love to submerse themselves in the culture of Texas, it allows for some great stories to tell when you get home. 

Nurses, if you’re a sports fan than Texas has a number of professional sports team to root for. They have the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans in football, the Houston Astros in baseball, the Dallas Mavericks in basketball, and even the Dallas Stars in Hockey. After a fun filled day of outdoor activities, food, and sports, it’s time to check out some festival and events.

With roots tracing back to 1886, the State Fair of Dallas is a 24-day celebration of fun.  They have something for every one with over 70 amusement rides, 8000 livestock entries, 7000 creative arts entries, about 200 food service locations, and even the largest new car show in the Southwest. Don’t forget to visit Big Tex the world’s best-known 52 ft. cowboy who has been making appearances since 1952.  Be sure to get a photo so you can look back at your unforgettable nursing assignment in the years to come!

If you’re in the mood for a good ole fashioned rodeo, then you’ll want to check out the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Here you’ll be able to see the world’s largest rodeo event. You’ll be able to enjoy livestock competitions, shopping, lots of food, a carnival, and of course an action packed rodeo. As you can imagine, your nursing position in Texas will be filled with patient care (of course!), entertainment, incredible food, and an outdoor experience you have never before seen!

As you’ll find out while on a nursing assignment in Texas, bigger is truly better. After a hard days work you’ll love everything Texas as to offer - we promise. Call Nurses PRN now to find out what positions are available in your specialty.

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Licensing: Compact.
Licensing Board: http://www.bon.state.tx.us/