Registered Nurse NICU (MHB)
Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

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Registered Nurse - NICU (Mercy Hospital of Buffalo ): The Maternal Child Registered Professional Nurse coordinates total nursing care for the patient (maternal/fetal unit) by assessing health data and analyzing the data to determine diagnosis. She/He identifies expected, individualized outcomes to develop a plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain those outcomes. The nurse implements the interventions identified in the plan of care and evaluates the patient's progress toward outcomes. The Maternal Child nurse has the ability to make contributions toward making the birthing experience positive and memorable for the woman and her significant other.

REPORTS TO: Maternal Child Nurse Manager.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM):

Education:

· Currently licensed in New York as a Registered Professional Nurse

· BLS ·

Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (if assigned to attend deliveries independently).

Experience:

· One (1) year of acute care nursing experience

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

· The candidate requires good physical and mental health to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the position.

· Physical activities include: lifting, stooping, constant walking.

· Finger and hand dexterity and acute sensory faculties (visual acuity, aural acuity, and olfactory acuity) are required to appropriately assess changes in patient condition.

· The ability to cope with stress is required.

· The role requires excellent judgment and the ability to utilize critical thinking skills to provide optimal patient care under rapidly changing conditions.

· The RN directs a small group of employees performing similar or related tasks of a semi skilled nature.

· Assigns, assesses performance and maintains efficiency of staff assigned to her/him.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

· The Maternal Child Registered Nurse performs duties within the Maternal Child units on the fourth floor of Mercy Hospital ( L & D , OR PACU, Nursery, NICU, Mother/Baby units).

· Occasionally, the Maternal Child RN will perform patient assessments in other units of the facility ( ED , OR , PACU, ICU, General Medical/Surgical units).

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

ACTIVITY & STRENGTH : (MEDIUM)

Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles

Constant (C) 67-100% Workday

Occasional - Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday

Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday

Not Present (N)

Activity - Job Demand

Walk – Frequent

Climb Stairs – Occasional

Stoop – Frequent

Kneel – Occasional

Crouch – Occasional

Reach (immediate) – Frequent

Reach (overhead) – Occasional

Handling – Frequent

Fingering - Frequent

Sitting – Occasional

Standing – Constant

Push Cart - Frequent

Pull Cart - Frequent

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: · Strong communication skills both verbal and written are required to maintain professional relationships. · Good interpersonal skills as well as professional attitude are required.

INTERNAL:

· The M/C RN is responsible for her/his patient assignment.

· Must effectively communicate with other staff members by completing change of shift report, and updating charge nurse/manager of any clinical issues.

· The M/C RN maintains collaborative relationships with fellow M/C staff members, regularly offering and requesting assistance from peers .

EXTERNAL:

· The M/C RN interacts regularly with other members of the healthcare team (attending physicians, in-house physicians, nurse midwives, office staff members, childbirth educators, lactation consultant nurses) .

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