Job Description & Requirements
Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse - Travel - (NICU RN)
Newborns needing tertiary care
Many multiples (twins & triplets)
Premature babies with respiratory, circulatory, nutrition, and developmental concerns.
Treatments: Specialize in Family Centered Care with emphasis on developmental care.
22 Bed NICU
Recently remodeled and expanded
Active involvement in NICQ (national Quality Collaborative) resulting in State of the Art care.
On the fifth floor; great views; 20 minutes from the beach
Reporting to the Nursing Manager, this position is responsible for the planning and delivery of family-centered patient care utilizing the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care for patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborate with patient/family and other professional disciplines. Create a partnership to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery for the achievement of mutually desired patient outcomes. Support the organization's vision and mission. Promote and provide excellence in nursing care.
2 year acute care nursing experience within a pediatric setting.
Associate degree in Nursing from an approved school.
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from an accredited school (preferred)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Knowledge of and ability to provide appropriate family-centered patient care based upon age appropriateness and cultural and spiritual needs
Excellent customer satisfaction skills
Effective communication skills
Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a timely and organized manner
Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others
Ability to prepare timely and accurate documentation and reports
Ability to perform work according to CHOC policies and procedures, professional standards of care, and applicable laws
Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in response to unexpected changes in work load/staffing
Ability to set goals and judge results in accordance with the highest standards
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1) Accurately and thoroughly perform admission, initial, and ongoing assessments of the patient/family utilizing developmental theory to determine physiological, psychosocial, educational, spiritual, cultural, and related factors impacting illness/wellness.
2) Review and assimilate clinical data for changes in patient status.
3) Report and act on changes in patient condition.
4) Recognize and respond to critical changes in clinical situation.
5) Administer and monitor therapeutic interventions and regimens.
6) Act as a patient advocate by identifying patient/family issues. Seeks out resources to resolve the issues. Ensures needs are met by establishing and re-evaluating priorities of all assigned patients.
7) Incorporates organizational regulatory requirements and standards of care and clinical outcome data such as NDNQI, CALNOC, and patient safety goals into nursing practice.
8) Promote excellence by partnering with the patient/family in the development of the plan of care.
9) Utilizes the EMR to document throughout shift based on CHOC's policies and procedures.
10) Provide and document all education to the patient/family related to hospitalization, clinical situation and treatment plan.