RN-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Employer
UnityPoint Health
Location
Black Hawk County, Iowa
Posted
Sep 22, 2021
Closes
Sep 25, 2021
Ref
2472376990
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Overview:
RNNICU - Allen HosptialWaterloo, IAFT: 0.8, NightsOur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 10 bed unit caring for neonates from 30 weeks gestation to term with a variety of medical needs. We have 24x7 Neonatology coverage. We collaborate with Inpatient Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy when needed. Our NICU nurses are also care for patients on our sister unit, Pediatrics.

Responsibilities:
Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care. Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patients care. Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care. Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area. Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and hold them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care. Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients. Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research. Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patients and their families age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension. Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education. Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Qualifications:
Associates Degree in Nursing. One (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency preferred. Current license in the state of Iowa or meets criteria established by Iowa Board of Nursing. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity, customer/patient focused. Microsoft Office basic computer skills. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.