Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 7/19/2022

Registered Nurse -Family Birth Center

Our Family Birth Center cares for well newborns, mother’s, and gynecological patients. This unit is comprised of the 3rd and 4th floor in the Women’s Building, and accepts admissions from Labor and Delivery, Women’s OR, direct admits, Main OR and ER. There are 28 beds on the 3rd floor and 20 beds on the 4th floor, as well as our VIP rooms. The newborn nursery is staffed at all times with 2 RN’s, and the Postpartum unit staffs at a 1:3 couplet ratio. Family Birth Center provides couplet care for all healthy mothers and infants. It also houses the newborn nursery where comprehensive newborn care can be provided. Procedures such as circumcisions are also performed in the nursery. The newborn nursery also monitors infants that may be having difficulty, but do not meet the criteria for NICU. If NICU is warranted a transfer will be placed from the newborn nursery. Staff from the newborn nursery also assist in transitioning infants in the Labor and Delivery Unit. Family Birth Center also cares for women pre-surgery and post-surgery with gynecological needs. This unit receives admissions from Labor and Delivery and Women’s OR.


Accountable for the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, or health teachings of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or experiencing a change in normal health processes; the maintenance of health or prevention of illness; the administration of a medication or treatment as ordered by a physician, the supervision or teaching of nursing; the administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and procedures; the performance of an act delegated by a physician and the development of the nursing care plan.


Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center. Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)

People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance. Directs support personnel in implementing patient’s plan of care, provides supervision and guidance, and evaluates effectiveness of the delegated tasks. Collaborates with inter and intra professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.


Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments.

Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.


Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.


Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.

Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.


Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.

National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic

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