Postpartum unit is located on 4/5/6 Preston at Pennsylvania Hospital. There is a complement of 18 private patient rooms on each of the three connected floors. The newborn observation area on 5 Preston provides transitional and time-out care to term, healthy newborns, as well as, care to boarder babies requiring additional therapies authorized to be done in the term nursery. There is emphasis on the support and care of the breastfeeding mother using Baby Friendly standards as the foundation of care. The unit emphasizes teaching and incorporates familial support in areas such as infant care, car seat safety and breastfeeding.
Patient care needs are assessed and met through a multidisciplinary team approach utilizing the Relationship Based Care Model. Patient care needs are determined collaboratively by the healthcare team and patient. Individual birth plans and specific needs are managed individually while providing a standard of care that supports the family unit. Nursing staff, with the support of Lactation Consultants, handle routine and complex breastfeeding issues through individual consultation, class, support groups and warmline responses. Written literature and individual direct demonstration are provided to ensure that family needs and concerns are addressed. Although located on three separate floors this is one continuous unit and staff function as one unit.
More acute postpartum care includes:
- Pre-eclampsia management
- Extensive perineal repair
Types of complexity for well newborns include:
- Management of IV antibiotics
- Management of hyperbillirubin / phototherapy
- Glucose stabilization
The PRN Nurse will provide direct care to patients and demonstrate safe practice within the domains of clinical judgment and decision-making, nurse-patient/family relationships, clinical leadership, and clinical scholarship. Collaborating with other members of the healthcare team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum, demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age appropriate considerations of assigned patients. In addition, will practice within the Penn Medicine professional practice model, demonstrate Penn Medicine core values which reflect its mission, and comply with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
The qualified candidate must possess a BSN and have current licensure to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
2 years of Mother Baby RN experience required.
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