Staff RN - Neonatal Intensive Care FT Nights

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Sep 21, 2022

Job Description

The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Participates in Peer Review Participates in professional development activities Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs Utilizes resources in an economical manner Utilizes safe administration of medications Utilizes Safe Patient Handling Department Specific Competencies Routinely attends NICU staff meetings, neonatology multidisciplinary meetings, and when able the monthly NICU/Respiratory meeting. Participates in NICU interdisciplinary patient rounds. Supports implementation of NICU protocols. Assists and supports a new or transferred employee through a planned orientation to a specific clinical area. Collects and analyzes information about the patient and the environment for use in promoting and maintaining patient safety. Management of the environment to promote infant security/safety including monitoring of the environment and parental education Demonstrates ability to care for patients with arterial lines. Collaborates with and assists the clinical manager, physicians, CNS, Clinical Quality and director with submission and aggregation of data according to standards and within established timelines. Identifies staff competencies, educational needs and readiness to learn, mentors and coaches as needed or refers to CNS Implements Infection Control procedures to reduce hospital acquired infections Central line Urinary tract Surgical site Respiratory, including influenza Performs central line care as outlined in hospital policy and procedure. Assists in breastfeeding education and process, including pump cleaning, with mothers. Knowledge of O2 therapy, airway insertion, and mechanical ventilation maintenance and weaning. Ability to perform at a high risk delivery, including emergency neonatal resuscitation efforts and Code management. Education Degree Program College Diploma Nursing Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 1 NICU License / Certification Requirements Registered Nurse License BCLS or ACLS Certification NRP certification within 3 months of hire