The NICU RN provides direct nursing care to neonates and their families in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment for at risk infants.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
- Assesses, plans and implements care and interventions in addressing the problems of the neonate.
- Carries out physician orders.
- Assists physician during examination, treatment, and procedures.
- Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
- Provides nutritional assessment and care to the infant.
- Promotes family centered nursing care for neonates.
- Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
- Instructs and educates patients and families.
- Assesses and coordinates patient
Required Job Qualifications include:
- Current licensure as an RN.
- Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider and NRP.
- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
- Minimum of two years of experience in Level III NICU preferred Level II required
- Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
- Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
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