Registered Nurse I - NICU, Full time, Nights

Greenwich, CT
Oct 17, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Registered Nurse practices within the Patient and Family Centered Care Model will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients, coordinate ancillary staff and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team.

 

Our NICU is a level III 16 bed unit that provides care for providing care for infants newborns beginning at starting at 26 weeks with state of the art equipment   Our scope of care includes pre-term infants less than 37 weeks, all respiratory disease and cardiac disease assessment and stabilization, and all newborn associated complications that occur after birth (i.e. r/o sepsis, hypoglycemia, perinatal distress). Staff Nurse Clinicians and NNPs are proficient in management of the various lines, drains and airways associated with the high level of care that is provided, perform venipuncture/initiate intravenous therapy.  Management of umbilical artery and PICC lines.  We provide continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, placement of nasal gastric tubes for gavage feedings.  Our NICU nurses attend all cesarean section births and high risk deliveries. Our shifts are 7:00am-7:30 pm and 7:00pm-7:30am. The NICU team is comprised of 2 full time Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Nurses, Respiratory Care Technicians and Unit secretary.  The NICU staff works collaboratively with Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Units to provide high quality family-centered care.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
    • 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
  • 2. Professional Integration
    • 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
  • 3. Leadership
    • 3.1 Uses effective communication, time management and prioritization skills.
  • 4. Communication/Collaboration
    • 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department/unit
  • 5. Quality/Performance Management
    • 5.1 Contributes to department effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
  • 6. Support of Unit Goals
    • 6.1 Dedicates work time in the areas of leadership, education, nursing practice or performance management to support advancement of unit goals in agreement with the Nurse Manager.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN strongly recommended.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

NICU experience preferred

 

LICENSURE

 

RN in State of Connecticut or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS)

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

May be exposure to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental and emotional illness as well as end of life conditions and death. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care. Standing/walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.

 

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Job Info

Job: 10534

Department: NICU
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: NURSE 1
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: N
Hours: 36

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