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Mother Baby

Department Name: Mother/Baby

Download the official Kaweah Health Baby Guide by clicking on the following links:

Baby Guide (English) | Baby Guide (Spanish)

We are a postpartum unit who cares for those who have had babies both vaginally and C-section. We receive the transfers to the unit approximately 2 hours post-delivery and provide care through the discharge process. It is an environment where our new moms and babies are cared for together unless separation is medically indicated.

In a brief statement, from a staff perspective, what is most rewarding about working on your unit?

Patient centered care is our focus. It is rewarding to empower new parents by teaching them how to care for their new baby. It is rewarding to guide parents through the process of saying goodbye to their babies who do not live. It is rewarding to see families grow and welcome new members year after year.

Selling features/top reasons to work in unit:

  • Ability to help our patients during one of the most rewarding times in their life.
  • Ability to develop strong bonds/relationships with our patients.

Special Services/Programs/Projects:

  • Unit Based Council (UBC)
  • Comprehensive Unit Safety Program (CUSP)
  • Blessing bags donated to the homeless twice a year

Unit details:

  • Number of total positions on Unit: 75
  • Average patient ratio: 1:4 Couplets
  • Planned expansion (and timeframe): N/A
  • Total number of beds in the unit: 42 bed
  • Average census, census range: 27 couplets/day
  • Length of Patient Stay: 24 hours

Scheduling details:

  • Shifts offered (i.e., 8, 10, 12 hours): 12 hours
  • Weekend requirements: PT: 3-4 weekend shifts per 6 week schedule FT:5-6 weekend shifts per 6 week schedule
  • Holiday requirements: 2-3 minor holidays, 2 major holidays
  • Call requirements: N/A

Technology / Equipment commonly used:

  • KDHUB/Cerner
  • Medical equipment to obtain vital signs
  • Transcutaneous bilimeters
  • Phototherapy equipment
  • Hovermat Technology

Candidate screening:




ASN degree

BSN degree






Some postpartum experience

Years experience

0 years

1-2 years