Registered Nurse I - Heart and Kidney Unit

Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 01, 2017
Closes
Dec 13, 2017
Specialty
Cardiology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
3E-Heart and Kidney Unit (HKU): is a 20-bed unit which focuses on family-centered care for children with cardiac and renal diseases. On the HKU, patients range in age from neonates through adults. Patients may be receiving care for:

  • Heart surgery

  • Diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterizations

  • Dialysis

  • Acute or chronic renal failure

  • Nephrotic or nephritic disorders

  • Organ transplantation

All patient beds have cardiac and respiratory monitoring. The HKU primarily admits patients from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Ambulatory Clinic, PACU and EMTC. The unit also admits 23-hour patients with cardiac and renal disease.

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
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Required Skills/Knowledge

The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
Identify resources and know when to ask for assistance. Aware of how to access best practices. Identify self learning needs and seek resources to meet those needs.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Functional Accountabilities

Transformational Leadership

  • Contribute to MagnetTM re-designation as evidenced by timely annual completion of professional profile and participation in relevant councils, committees, task forces and/or community outreach.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills as evidenced by successful completion of change project.

  • Recognize need to escalate patient care issues via chain of command.

  • Utilize the currently identified process to ensure accurate hand off.

  • Demonstrate ability to work cohesively with ancillary staff to meet patient care needs.

  • Cooperate in the implementation of change and support management decisions.

  • Demonstrate empathy, concern and a desire to be helpful to others.
  • Structural Empowerment

  • Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements and participates in professional activities to enhance nursing practice.

  • Participate in performance appraisal and peer review.

  • Support department goals for formal education, national certification, national safety standards and service excellence.

  • Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare team and is viewed positively by coworkers.
  • Exemplary Professional Practice

  • Gather physical and psychosocial data on patient and family and complete accurate and timely patient assessment.

  • Demonstrate clinical skills necessary to care for assigned patients.

  • Develop assessment, organizational and prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical needs change throughout the shift.

  • Complete documentation in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Continually assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout hospital/clinic stay and before time of discharge.

  • Organize care 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 (Staff)

    New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements

  • Participate in efforts to optimize unit and hospital operations through quality improvement (rounding, handwashing etc.).

  • Maintain awareness of changes or new information related to specialty area.
  • Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service

  • 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