Sign-on bonus available for qualified candidates with 1+ years of experience; $3,000
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This position is intended to be filled by an experienced nurse with at least 2 years of critical care or labor & delivery experience. The role will require 40hrs during the orientation period. More information is available during the interview process.
Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a leading pediatric academic medical center consistently ranked by our peers as among the best children's hospitals in the nation. As the only free-standing hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of children, we are dedicated to delivering advanced pediatric care in a family-focused, comfortable setting.
Under general supervision, assumes 24-hour accountability to plan and provide direct professional nursing care for specified patients throughout the entire episode of service delivery as defined by population and unit. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the standards of practice of a professional nurse, CCMC policies & procedures, TJC, and State & federal regulations. Reports to Nurse Manager.
CLINICAL PRACTICE - On a daily basis, demonstrates clinical expertise and uses the nursing process to provide safe, appropriate patient care to a defined patient population according to CCMC and unit policies and standards.
POPULATION SPECIFIC - Demonstrates knowledge of the differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.
UNIT LEADERSHIP - Delegates duties and tasks associated with patient care to clinical staff according to hospital policy and their scope of practice. As assigned, contributes to the leadership of the unit by functioning as the Resource Nurse and/or by participating in the professional development of others through preceptor/mentor activities. Supports the unit/department's work productivity and resource management activities.
DOCUMENTATION/COMMUNICATION - Completes all required documentation in a timely manner, according to CCMC policies and standards; necessary information is effectively communicated to all members of the health care team.
PATIENT/FAMILY PARTNERSHIP & EDUCATION - Partners with child and family in evaluating outcomes. Monitors, trends, and evaluates patient/family responses to treatment. Provides appropriate education to patients and families regarding all aspects of care according to CCMC policies and standards; supports the organization's efforts to patient/family education.
CCMC STANDARDS - Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC Standards.
Position Specific Role Responsibilities
Safely uses patient care equipment and supplies; takes responsibility for notifying appropriate person of equipment or facility breakdown or damage.
Incorporates principles of developmental care into practice, based on evaluation of infant's gestational age-based competencies and physiological stability.
Demonstrates theory-based practice in interpreting the changing physiological and developmental attributes of infants; and in interpreting the psycho-social adjustment of families to the experience of a hospitalized neonate.
* Must possess a degree from an accredited nursing program for registered nurses. BSN preferred. If ADN, must acquire BSN within 3 years of hire.
* 2+ years of critical care nursing experience strongly preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Theory, principles, techniques and practice of professional nursing;
- State regulations regarding nursing practice;
- Clinical standards of care; documentation and patient record policies and standards
- Teaching techniques; identification of learning needs and provision of patient/family education
- Developmental and population-specific patient & family assessment techniques and how to apply to practice
- Accreditation and certification requirements and standards
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Basic proficiency in utilization of personal computers in networked Windows-based health care environment to access related software applications; locate, open, edit and print files and information utilized by the unit; and use of Internet as research tool
- Work individually or with within teams and/or other organizations within the medical and research community;
- Make clinical and procedural decisions using the nursing process
- Maintain confidentiality of information
- Delegate appropriately to ancillary staff
- Communicate effectively with individuals and groups both orally and in writing
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