Job Description: RN Nursery - NICU
Department: Nursing Service
Responsible To: Charge Nurse, Nursing Director, and Nursing Supervisor
Education/Training: BSN from accredited school required. BLS required, Neonatal Resuscitation, STABLE certification, required within 6 months of hire; NCC in neonatal nursing certification in obstetrical or neonatal nursing within two years of hire preferred; HIV and Domestic Violence training in accordance with DPR regulations required; knowledge of the psychosocial, physical and emotional needs of the obstetrical, pediatric, neonatal patient and family to be demonstrated by completion of orientation.
Experience: NICU experience required.
Licensure Requirement: Must be currently licensed in the state of Florida as Registered Nurse
Physical Requirement: Requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, feeling, talking, hearing, and frequent mental/visual strain. Occasional heavy lifting (exerting 50-100 lbs of force up to 1/3 of the time); frequently exerting moderate force (21-50 lbs of force up to 2/3 of the time); constantly exerting negative force (10-20 lbs of force) to move objects and patients. Also requires the ability to work in highly stressful situations, to handle all situations with emotional stability and to demonstrate an exceptional level of energy and vitality.
Environmental Conditions: Primarily works inside and may experience the following hazards: biological, radiation, stress.
Occupational Exposure: Category I. Job involves tasks and procedures that have exposure to blood and potentially infectious materials during the performance of duties.
1. Identify and document the needs and problems of individual patients utilizing nursing assessment. Determine and document patient and/or family learning needs and identify need for support services. Channel pertinent information concerning patient care to appropriate party, providing documentation of same. Provide nursing care in emergency situations in a calm, functional manner.
2. Investigate patient complaints or dissatisfaction and report to OB charge nurse, Nursing Director and/or Nursing Supervisor. Implement medical plan of care in compliance with physicians' directives.
3. Function independently and with expertise to provide nursing management of the neonatal and pediatric patient. Function independently and with expertise during neonatal resuscitation; function independently to assist the physician with stabilization of the sick neonate; function within the limits of the state Nurse Practice Act and hospital policies, procedures and job descriptions.
4. Provide the on-coming shift with all information pertinent to the care of each patient. Write legibly; document comprehensively.
5. Be familiar with the operation of all equipment in the department and ensure that equipment is in proper working order. Ensure maintenance of an adequate level of supplies.
6. Attend rounds with physicians as indicated, assist with exams, discuss patient progress. Review and implement physician s orders.
7. Perform other job related duties as assigned by Supervisor, Charge Nurse or Director.
The above statements reflect the responsibilities considered essential to the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.
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