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Neonatal RN - Per Diem

Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Dover, New Hampshire
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
Position Type
Per Diem
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

Neonatal Registered Nurses (RNs) specialize in the treatment and care of newborns requiring additional care. They work with a team of other healthcare professionals to provide the necessary medical care to infants that may require more intensive treatment. It is preferred that this nurse have level IIB or level III NICU experience.

a. Appropriately assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care, specific to population served.
b. Follows policies/procedures, clinical practice standards pertinent to care, including emergency situations.
c. Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make decisions.
d. Demonstrates the ability to provide competent, effective care.
e. Seeks validation for clinical decisions, integrates input from other clinicians for decision making.
f. Prioritizes and organizes work appropriately to effectively meet patient needs.
g. Appropriately delegates to and supervises team members based on assessment of competencies, within scope of practice to ensure appropriate implementation of care.
h. Collaborates & communicates relevant patient data to appropriate persons clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing (e.g. handoffs).
i. Effectively develops teaching plan and regularly integrates teaching into patient care.

. Recognizes available resources/tools for meeting patient/family needs.
a. Completes assignments in an efficient and timely manner, requesting and utilizing resources appropriately.
b. Documents patient assessment, plan, interventions and response in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
c. Communicates with Nurse Manager/ or designee about availability and management of supplies, system equipment and personnel resources at unit/department level.
d. Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient care.
e. Optimizes use of staff (overtime, agency, skill mix, etc.) based on unit census and patient acuity.

. Shows commitment to learning new knowledge and skills to enhance service to patients/ families and achieve organizational goals.
a. Implements and validates practices based upon current nursing evidence.
b. Advances the profession by assisting in clinical education and orientation of other staff and students; may function as preceptor for new staff.
c. Uses available resources to answer questions in regards to best practices, reflects upon practices on an on going basis.
d. Identifies opportunities for improvement in processes of care and other improvements at a unit level.
e. Actively participates in the collection and use of data and/or evaluation relative to unit-based performance improvements.

. Participates in selection of and completes all unit-specific competencies.
a. Articulates Nursing Sensitive Indicators and quality goals for unit and describes role in accomplishing expectations; describes role and participates in quality improvement initiatives.

Experience Minimum Required

1 year of acute care Level IIB or Level III/IV NICU experience

Experience Preferred/Desired

NICU transport team experience

Education Minimum Required

Graduate of accredited nursing program with RN licensure.

Education Preferred/Desired

BSN or enrollment in BSN program

Training Minimum Required


Training Preferred/Desired


Special Skills Minimum Required

Ability to work in a fast paced critical care environment.

Can adapt approach based on patient needs.

Can work with technology and flexible with adapting to new innovation.

Special Skills Preferred/Desired


Licensure and/or Certifications Required

Registered Nursing License



Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired

PALS (can achieve in one year)

EEO Statement
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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