Mother Baby – RN (OBGYN)

Mother Baby – RN (OBGYN)

General Overview

Under general supervision, nurses deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy. Nurses collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Nurses effectively interact with patient and significant others, while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. The nature of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting. Mother-Baby Nurses educate and assist new mothers with physical and emotional needs during the post-partum period, while in the hospital setting. They perform the dual role of caring for the infants and educating mothers about care.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Mother-Baby Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Mother-Baby Nurses include (but are not limited to):

  • Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients’ (both mother and infant) care plans
  • Maintains a comfortable, safe and clean environment for mother and infant
  • Assists mother with her hygienic needs
  • Checks mother for any post-partum bleeding
  • Examines mother’s fundus
  • Inspects C-section incision (if applicable)
  • Assesses mother’s pain, if any
  • Performs emotional status checks on mother, recognizing symptoms such as those related to post-partum depression
  • Monitors bonding between mother and infant
  • Takes mother’s and infant’s vital signs
  • Measures input/output of mother and infant
  • Monitors mother and infant and reports adverse reactions to any treatments or medications being given
  • Provides mother with breast-feeding tips
  • Educates mother on sore nipple management
  • Teaches mother bathing tips for infant
  • Instructs mother on diaper changing
  • Weighs infant
  • Performs heel sticks for bg’s of infant
  • Keeps track of all feeds and diapers
  • Bathes infant
  • Involves and educates family/significant others in implementing best practices for mother and infant care

Key Competencies and Characteristics

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Education and Experience

  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing
  • BSN preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year post-graduate nursing experience
  • Federal-, State- and GHR-required credentials current and on file
  • Cognitive skills as related to the position
  • ACLS certified preferred
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Demonstrates skills in critical thinking and independent decision-making
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
  • Employment is conditional upon passing a drug test and background check


  • Current TX or Compact license – TX ACLS, PALS, BLS

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