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Sutter Health Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery **Sign-On Bonus Available** in Modesto, California

Position Overview:

Serving the greater Stanislaus County with 423 plus acute care beds, Memorial Medical Center provides a full continuum of care including 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, nuclear medicine, dialysis therapy, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, physical therapy, and home health. Specialized care includes Memorial Regional Cancer Center and Memorial Heart Institute.

The RN functions within the full scope of licensure to implement the nursing process. The RN will assess patient and family needs, develop a plan of care based on assessment, direct implementation of the plans of care for a group of patients, collaborate with the charge nurse and care team, and evaluate effectiveness of the care plan.Duties will include administration of medications, performing prescribed treatments, managing medical equipment, assisting with patient ADL (activities of daily living) including lifting, turning, and mobilizing patients.

The RN assures that physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, rehabilitative, spiritual, cultural, and self-care needs of patients and families are addressed.

The RN actively participates in supporting and meeting the hospital’s goals for patient satisfaction and national quality core measures.

The RN is evaluated based on the Benner model of clinical competence. This model recognizes the process of professional development, which moves from beginning understanding and application of nursing principles to expert practice acquired through experience and formal training.Five primary domains define nursing care at MMC:Nursing Process, Clinical Knowledge and Decision Making, Nurse Patient Relationship, Collaboration, and Leadership.It is recognized that RNs develop skills and abilities as they synthesize knowledge while moving through defined stages of learning.The evaluation is based on how the individual meets defined standards.


Education, Licensure, and Certification Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ASN) required, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

  • Current and valid licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California OR must obtain prior to commencement of employment.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within 90 days of employment.

  • Basic Fetal Monitoring certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

  • Advanced Fetal Monitoring certificate must be obtained within 2 years of hire*.

  • RN with less than 1 year of L&D experience must obtained Basic Fetal monitoring within 6 months of hire and then Advanced Fetal Monitoring within 2 years after that. For Nurses with more than one year of L&D experience - Advanced Fetal Monitoring must be obtained with one year of hire.

Experience Qualifications:

  • One year recent experience (within the past five years) working as aRegistered Nurse in an acute care facility highly preferred.

- OR -

  • Successful completion of MMC’s Clinical Nurse Resident (CNR) program OR completion of a new graduate RN program within the last two years is required.

  • Experience working in a similar unit (Obstetrics, NICU, Nursery, or Labor and Delivery) with comparable patient acuity preferred.

  • Experience and ability to circulate in the operating room.

Skills and Knowledge Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of nursing process in addressing physical, psychosocial, and psychological needs of patients.

  • Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for patient population.

  • Must demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  • Timely completion of unit specific orientation and competencies.

  • Ability to navigate and perform required electronic documentation for the job using a windows based system.

  • Ability to read, write, hear and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job.

**Sign on Bonus available based on experience as a Labor and Delivery RN

Organization: Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Night

Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.