Registered Nurse II (Experienced Critical Care RNs Only) - CICU, NICU, PICU or Critical Care Float Pool; up to $25,000 Bonus - (2300009S)
"The nurses at Children’s National are crafting ‘their story’ every day as they define and establish a foundation to lead and transform care for patients and families, achieve professional mastery, demonstrate exemplary patient care and excel in nursing research and innovation toward the advancement of pediatric nursing."
- Linda Talley, M.S., R.N., NE-BC, F.A.A.N., Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Evergreen Requisition - Based on experience, applicants will be matched to appropriate open positions in critical care.
Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., was established in 1870 to help every child grow up stronger. Today, it is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the nation. It is ranked No. 1 for newborn care for the sixth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus opened in 2021, a first-of-its-kind pediatric hub dedicated to developing new and better ways to care for kids. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. As a non-profit, Children's National relies on generous donors to help ensure that every child receives the care they need.
In our state-of-the-art Cardiac ICU, our team of pediatric heart specialists is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our most vulnerable patients.
We designed our 26 bed Cardiac ICU around a dual philosophy: a high-tech environment with a family-friendly feel. We believe that both of these aspects of our Cardiac ICU are vital to our patients’ well-being and long-term health.
The CICU staff includes an integrated cardiac team with all sub-specialists readily available and accessible. The unit-based staff includes a dedicated pharmacist, respiratory therapist, social worker, nurses, as well as physicians from the divisions of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery. Children’s CICU is home to an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) center of excellence for ECMO services in children. The CICU also has VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) and heart transplant programs.
The NICU at Children’s National is proud to be #1 in the nation.
Children's National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 70 bed Level IV NICU. Care is delivered to infants and families transported from approximately 40 regional community hospitals in three states. The patient ages typically range from 23 weeks gestation to 37 weeks gestation, term infants and older children with multiple disease processes. Comprehensive services include medical-surgical care for infants with conditions including but not limited to pre-maturity, genetic disorders, pulmonary disorders and cardiac disorders. The unit also provides for the inter-hospital transportation of infants as well as ECMO services.
In 1975, Children's National Hospital opened one of the first intensive care units dedicated for children in the United States. While advances in technology have changed the look of our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), an enduring hallmark of our care is an emphasis on comfort for patients and compassion for the entire family.
The PICU is a state-of-the-art 50 bed unit designed with the family in mind. In addition to creating a child-friendly environment, there are special waiting and resting areas for families to enable them to stay near their child. Our team offers the most current therapies for cardiac, pulmonary, and neurologic injury. Children's was one of the first pediatric hospitals to use the CereTom Portable CT Scanner, which delivers high-resolution images that help diagnose head and neck injuries.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently awarded the Children's National Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The three-year award marks an important milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment. The silver-level designation signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care and shows alignment practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards.
Children's National serves as the primary referral center in the Washington, DC region for pediatric emergency, trauma, cardiac, and critical care. Annually, the PICU treats more than 1,500 patients with a wide variety of conditions from across the United States and abroad, including:
Multiple organ failure
Traumatic burn injury
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.
Minimum Work Experience
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least one year of RN experience in critical care (adult or pediatrics) required.
The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
Keep knowledge base current with new information or changes in specialty area.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent updating of professional profile and initiation of council involvement, committees, task forces and /or community outreach.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by problem solving appropriately during patient care.
Communicate to reflect development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs.
Independently initiate escalation of issues utilizing chain of command.
Demonstrate proper use of the currently identified hand off processes.
Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with ancillary staff.
Participate in implementing change and support management decisions.
Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
Plan for attendance at mandatory education and professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
Demonstrate professional review of peers through timely participation in evaluations.
Seek out opportunities to participate in enhancing departmental goals by ensuring adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; support advancement of education and certification as well.
Collaborate with members of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with coworkers.
Utilize resources as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of data base and plan of care within identified timeframes.
Demonstrate clinical skills with complex patients that reflect analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.
Role model skill in prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs.
Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.
Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs verified with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.
Role model organizational skills, adjust for changes and is able to complete assignment on time.
Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
Identify ways to improve operations through quality improvement and assist in implementation of solutions.
Identify self learning needs and take initiative to meet those needs.
Ensure care is based on evidence with the literature and benchmarking.
Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things
Primary Location: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Organization: Patient Services
Work Schedule: 20 -36 hours/week, Various shifts available
Job Posting: Jan 31, 2023, 7:36:50 AM