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.
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
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.
College Diploma Nursing
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
License / Certification Requirements
Registered Nurse License
BCLS or ACLS Certification
NRP certification within 3 months of hire