Title: Director of Obstetrics
Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer
Management responsibilities: Responsible for Registered Nurses, Certified Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants.
Working conditions: Nurses in the OB, Charge, and ER jobs are required to be able to fulfill job duties in these three areas. Worker may spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest of shift may be spent completing paperwork or computer work for documentation. Transferring patients occasionally to frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers above the 35 pounds. Nursing COW, which is utilized for documentation and delivering medication, requires 15 horizontal force pounds to maneuver cart 200 feet at one time. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completed by 2 person assist. Shelves are required to be stocked: OB from 17 inches from floor up to 73 inches high, Acute Floor from 17 inches to 83 inches high, and ER from 4 inches off floor to 77 inches high. A step stool may be required to reach the highest shelves. IV bags weighing 7 pounds are lifted up to variable heights over head to be attached to IV poles. OB bassinets and mobile scale are used for babies, requiring up to 10 horizontal force pounds for movement 2-3 times per shift. Crash cart requires 20 horizontal force pounds to transport up to 150 feet in emergency situations. Chest tube tray in ER weighing 8 pounds is used in appropriate situations, transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. Auto CPR device weighs 25 pounds and is used in emergency situations to be transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. In emergency situations, nurse may be required to get onto floor to perform CPR or other emergent patient care.