Jun 27, 2022

Registered Nurse II-WIP (Nights) - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA
General Nursing Cardiology Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

Registered Nurse II-WIP (Nights) - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - (2200002Q) Description   Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU): The CICU is a 26-bed unit. This unit provides for comprehensive cardiac care to pediatric patients and their families. The CICU Patient Care Management Team coordinates interdisciplinary patient assessment and patient care and provided by cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, and pediatric intensivists and nursing in conjunction with multiple specialty services within the Medical Center. Patients are admitted to the CICU from the ED, Cardiac Clinic, the Operating Room, and transfers from in-house units as well as transports from other institutions via the Pediatric Transport team. The CICU also provides for extracorporeal life support (ECMO) and rapid deployment ECMO. Twenty to twenty-five percent of the intensive care patients are cardiovascular surgery or cardiac patients. Children requiring repair of congenital heart defects from the simple to the complex, including heart transplants receive care in the CICU.   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.   Qualifications   Minimum Education A.A. (Required) BSN Graduated from an approved school of nursing. (Preferred) Minimum Work Experience 1 year RN experience (Required) Required Skills/Knowledge 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 in District of Columbia (Required) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Required) Functional Accountabilities Transformational Leadership   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. Structural Empowerment   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. Safety   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 Organizational Accountabilities (Staff) Organizational Commitment/Identification Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior Partner with all team members to achieve goals Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 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 Safety 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   Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue  Washington 20010 Job: Nursing Organization: Patient Services Position Status: R (Regular) - PT - Part-Time Shift: Day Work Schedule: 24 hr per week, weekends only Job Posting: Feb 10, 2022, 2:50:39 PM