South Austin Medical Center's Women's Services department is divided into 4 areas, L&D, Couplet Care, Level I Nursery and Level II NICU.
L&D is comprised of 9 Labor, Deliver, and Recovery rooms (LDR's), 5 antepartum rooms, 3 operating rooms, and a 4 bed OBED. Care is provided to a variety of pregnancy related conditions including surveillance of fetal and maternal well-being by uterine and fetal monitoring, spontaneous labor and delivery, vaginal birth after a C Section (VBAC), induction and augmentation of labor, pre-term labor management, pre-eclampsia management, multiple gestation management, C Section, tubal ligation, dilation and curettage (D&C), and emergency hysterectomies.
NICU a 9 bed Level II NICU provides specialized total care and continuing observation to newborns 32 to 42 weeks' gestation utilizing age specific considerations.
2N Mother/Baby Unit, which provides modified total care to obstetrical, gynecological and other women's health medical or surgical patients. This is a 25-bed unit serving adolescent to geriatric women.
The care model at SAMC is Couplet care from birth to discharge for all uncomplicated deliveries. Labor nurses do joint recovery care for patients with assistance from Nursery Admit nurses and in conjunction with Newborn nursery nurses who assist with babies who need extra care or monitoring. Babies room-in with their mothers with the ability to observe babies in the nursery if mom needs time to rest or if baby needs a procedure or observation.
LEVEL OF FORMAL EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Texas Nursing License or Compact State Nursing License**
*MUST OBTAIN TEXAS LICENSE 90 DAYS AFTER START DATE*
ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
CERTIFICATIONS: BLS, NRP within 90 days of hire date. STABLE is preferred.
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