Registered Nurse-NICU 2516
Nursing | Dallas, TX | Full Time
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A successful and established Workforce Solutions Company is accepting applications for a Registered Nurse to service a premier medical facility in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Dallas, Texas.
Care of Level III infants (not on ventilators) using Alaris IV pumps and Medfusion feeding bumps.
- A graduate of an ACEN or CCNE accredited/state approved program. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
- Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license, BSN preferred
- Must have 2 years of experience with Level II or Level III NICU
- NRP License required
- At least 2 years of experience. Specialty areas may have increased experience requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA)
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, course accredited by AHA
- Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification, course accredited by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, course accredited by AAP Other: (oncology, stroke, Breastfeeding classes x 15 hours, lactation orientation)
- Specialty areas may have increased certification/license requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care
- Professional certification in a nursing organization is preferred
JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Provides appropriate and timely answers and/or education to patients, patient’s families, significant others and/or caregivers. Completes accurate and timely documentation of all education provided including discharge plan of care. Assesses competence, obtains feedback/evaluation of understanding from the patient, family, significant others and/or caregivers. Demonstrates effective communication based on individual patient needs and learning preferences.
- Welcomes and orients patient, family, significant other and/or caregiver to the unit. Encourages patient/family participation in care. Reviews personalized patient plan of care with patient/family every shift. Updates whiteboards accordingly and sets daily goals with patient input. Explains special diets, tests, procedures, and medications in easily understood and appropriate language. Makes hourly rounds on patients and communicates when they will return.
- Advocate for resources and support that enhance patient safety and unit/hospital-based initiatives. Participates in evaluating data to guide decisions regarding unit/department budget formulation and implementation
- Performs Peer Evaluation to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding performance. Holds co-workers accountable for their behavior and compliance with policies and standards. Actively intervenes when patient safety is at risk.
- Performance Improvement: Accountable for patient care and quality/safety initiatives (EX: patient safety, patient satisfaction, core measures, infection control). Participates in multidisciplinary quality and practice improvement teams
- Shares professional and technical information with colleagues and students. Offers self as a resource as needed to others (Ex: preceptor, charge, mentor, unit expert, lends a hand when needed). Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach.
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