Provides direct patient care in the neonatal intensive care unit. Provides assessment and planning for individualized patient care. Communicates with physicians about changes in neonate's clinical condition including homodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Participates. Provides service to ages of neonate and adult. Additional functions applicable when acting as charge nurses: Authority to make patient care assignments based upon the skill, experience, and temperament of other nursing personnel and on the acuity of the patients, ensuring patient and staff safety, assist in evaluation of unit and agency staff. To responsibly direct and precept staff members as needed in all aspects of patient care and management. To participate in quality improvement during all phases from planning to implementing and sustaining efforts, including taking corrective action if other employees fail to carry out delegated duties.
o Current state Registered Nurse license.
o Certification in Neonatal IV Therapy within six months after hire.
o Basic neonatal cardiac monitoring within six months after hire.
o Current BLS certification.
o Certification for Neonatal Resuscitation within six months after hire.
o Complete NICU orientation course.
o Certification in S.T.A.B.L.E. within 6 months of hire.
* Acquire 10 Neonatal Specific CEU’s a year. (www.NICUniversity.org, www.dandLIONmedical.com both provide free 1 hour CEU’s.)
Recommended (but not necessary):
* ACLS, PALS
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.
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