AHMC Healthcare


Posted Date 6 months ago(3/28/2023 7:48 PM)
Requisition ID
Whittier Medical Center
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Postpartum nurses are responsible for providing care to women who have recently given birth either Vaginal or via Caesarean Section. The Nurses are involved in helping new mothers learn how to breastfeed their babies, assisting with maternal hygiene post-delivery, caesarian section recovery, assisting with all newborn tasks. Postpartum nurses must be able to multitask. They also need strong skills so that they can communicate clearly with both patients and medical professionals.


Postpartum nurses have a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:

  • Observing the  newborns for signs of distress, illness, and overall fetal well-being
  • Providing newborn care such as bathing, dressing, and weighing the baby
  • Teaching new mothers about infant nutrition, sleep patterns, safety concerns, feeding ques  and other topics related to parenting
  • Monitoring mothers’ physical health during postpartum care, including taking vital signs , measuring fundal height and tone,  monitoring Maternal bleeding, assessing for  Postpartum depression
  • Providing support to mothers who are experiencing anxiety, stress, or other mental health issues related to pregnancy or parenting
  • Providing emotional support to new parents
  • Discharge education


Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing certificate. Active licensure in the state of California as a Registered Nurse (RN) required. Proficient in oral and written communication skills. Ability to practice leadership, interpersonal skills, communication skills, teamwork, quality improvement and professionalism. Current BCLS and NRP. Optional: ACLS, STABLE, PALS. 1 year acute experience.


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