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Children's National Health System - **RN NICU Registered Nurse II Full Time Rotating


Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 7/19/2018

Job Description:

Come grow with us! The number one NICU in the US is expanding! We welcome and acute care nurses with at least one year of inpatient hospital experience to apply!

About Us
As a Level IV NICU, we offer the highest level of care for premature and ill newborns, as designated by The American Academy of Pediatrics. This means we can:
Offer the full range of pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists, and pediatric anesthesiologists on site.
Perform complex surgical procedures to repair complex congenital or acquired conditions.
Coordinate all aspects of care for conditions and associated complications including: coagulation defects, congenital heart defects, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) gastrointestinal disorders, genetic and/or metabolic disorders, prematurity, respiratory distress and failure, pulmonary hypertension, renal disorders and sepsis and septic shock.
The NICU was ranked 1st in the country by U.S. News & World Report in neonatology, and we are the only top 10 ranked program in Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We treat more than 800 babies every year. Our success is rooted in our dedication to providing family centered care in a collaborative and respectful interdisciplinary environment.

Neonatology provides primary care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The population served in the NICU includes premature infants (23-37 weeks gestation) and term infants and older children with multiple disease processes. The NICU carries the highest level designation, Level IV, from the American Academy of Pediatrics. All infants are admitted to the neonatology service with consultation by subspecialty services as appropriate. The service teams consist of board certified neonatal attendings, along with a combination of neonatal fellows, pediatric residents in training, and neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal physician assistants. An attending neonatologist is available 24/7, 7 days a week.

The department utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to care utilizing the services of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, unit specific pharmacist and dietitians, and other support services necessary to provide quality care. A full-time Neonatal Transport Team consisting of specialty trained neonatal transport nursing personnel, neonatal Respiratory Therapists, and for complex cases, a Neonatology fellow or attending physician conducts transport. The team can transport via ambulance, helicopter, or fixed wing air transport as needed.


Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least one year of RN experience required.

Required Skills/Knowledge
The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
Keep knowledge base current with new information or changes in specialty area.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Functional Accountabilities
Transformational Leadership
Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent updating of professional profile and initiation of council involvement, committees, task forces and /or community outreach.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by problem solving appropriately during patient care.
Communicate to reflect development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs.
Independently initiate escalation of issues utilizing chain of command.
Demonstrate proper use of the currently identified hand off processes.
Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with ancillary staff.
Participate in implementing change and support management decisions.
Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
Structural Empowerment
Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
Plan for attendance at mandatory education and professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
Demonstrate professional review of peers through timely participation in evaluations.
Seek out opportunities to participate in enhancing departmental goals by ensuring adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; support advancement of education and certification as well.
Collaborate with members of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with coworkers.
Utilize resources as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of data base and plan of care within identified timeframes.
Demonstrate clinical skills with complex patients that reflect analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.
Role model skill in prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs.
Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.
Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs verified with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.
Role model organizational skills, adjust for changes and is able to complete assignment on time.
Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
Identify ways to improve operations through quality improvement and assist in implementation of solutions.
Identify self learning needs and take initiative to meet those needs.
Ensure care is based on evidence with the literature and benchmarking.
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Nursing
Organization: Patient Services
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Work Schedule: FT/DNR/EOW/12hr shifts

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

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