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Position : Obstetrics Nurse

Obstetrics nurses, sometimes referred to as OB nurses, specialize in assisting doctors in the care of pregnant women and in the delivery of babies. They often work in the labor and delivery department in hospitals, health clinics or doctors' offices. Obstetrics nurses work as part of a team of caregivers. They need to listen and take directions well. Attention to detail, patience and the ability to handle stress are also paramount. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical for succeeding in nursing careers. Common duties for obstetrics nurses include:

Preparing delivery rooms.

Prepping patients.

Sterilizing and preparing instruments.

Caring for babies immediately after birth.

Explaining after-birth care to new parents.

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