Jan 14, 2021

Registered Nurse, Well Baby Nursery Anchor

  • Northside Hospital
  • Northside, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Job Description


The Anchor Nurse coordinates daily activities and distribution of work in assigned nursery. This position serves as a resource to Family Center Care nurse regarding the care of the infant.

  • Provides primary care provider to border babies.
  • Responsible for observation of babies while in nursery.
  • Assists primary RN/Physicians in special procedures as needed (blood cultures, diagnostic workups, LP’s, etc.).
  • Serves as resource to primary RN/Physicians.
  • Collaborates with Charge Nurse throughout each shift.
  • Collaborates with primary FCC Team regarding work assignments (normal routine care is the responsibility of primary FCC Team).
  • Assists with admission and discharge process as needed.
  • Assures circumcision pre-op checklist is completed accurately.
  • Assists primary FCC Team with circumcisions.
  • Oversees circumcision babies immediately post-procedure.
  • Assures appropriate equipment and adequate supplies in nursery area.
  • Assures nursery area is compliant with Infection Control policies.
  • Verifies competency of unit staff – annually and ongoing.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff.
  • Participants in staff meetings and other hospital committees as needed.
  • Provides constructive feedback regarding competency of unit staff – annually and ongoing.
  • Demonstrates service excellence behaviors routinely in encounters with all customers, i.e., coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, ancillary staff, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.