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.
As a core member of the Care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse practices as the patients nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level. Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Clinical Nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and Manager. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.
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.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN strongly recommended.
Clinical Nurse is the basic level for new graduates and all registered nurses., All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion., Five or more years of clinical nurse experience. NICU EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Licensed and a currently Clinical Nurse in the State of Connecticut. All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire. NRP certification required.
Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.