Registered Nurse (RN) NICU
is a 55-bed, acute care hospital that opened in February 2015. The three-story, 155,000 square foot full-service facility serves the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. Medical City Alliance offers a full range of services, specializing in womens, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care and has been recognized by The Joint Commission for the Hospital Accreditation Program for 2015.
The Registered Nurse NICU is responsible for decisions and
actions within the domain of nursing practice. Important aspects of this responsibility
are the promotion of a safe and therapeutic environment for both the recipients
and providers of nursing care; acquisition of specialized knowledge skills and
additional formal education to provide specialized care; demonstration and
validation of competence in nursing practice; clinical practice consistent with
the policies, procedures and standards of this facility; and supervision of
other staff as designated within the department.
- Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
- Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
- Responsible for the care and treatment of the neonatal patient from birth (attending high risk deliveries in the delivery room as well as in the operating room) to the continuum of care in the NICU (i.e. ventilator management, care and maintenance of central and peripheral IVS), medication administration, feeding strategies, and discharge teaching.
- Follow the unit protocols and guidelines in promoting safe delivery of care and maintaining an infection free environment for the neonate.
- Provide supportive care to the families of the patients cared for.