RN, Registered Nurse - Neonatal Intensive Care NICU

Location
San Antonio, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 08, 2020
Closes
Feb 28, 2020
Specialty
NICU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description
Sign On Bonus available for NICU experience

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio/CHRISTUS Health System is seeking neonatal intensive care nurses to provide care and treatment for neonates. Our Neonatal Unit is a 60 bed Level 4 ICU designed with 25 open beds and 35 individual patient rooms. Join our team to care for neonates ranging from 23 weeks to term with a wide range of diagnosis including prematurity, PPHN, CDH, and complex heart disease. Skilled RNs collaborate with a diverse multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate care in a family-centered environment.

Requirements
Education:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with active RN Texas licensure.

Experience:
  • All newly licensed RNs with less than 6 months' experience must participate in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Residency Program. An individualized learning plan will be developed through completion of the Performance Gap Analysis and competency completion will be documented through the program's tracking software.

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse with valid Texas License
  • BLS Certification required; ACLS certification highly desired/recommended. Current specialty certification as required.
  • Must have working knowledge of the nursing process as well as in depth knowledge of therapeutic, physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and developmental needs for a select category of patients.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

Additional requirements for RN staff:
  • Current PALS and/or ENPC certification or completion by the end of the orientation period.
  • Current ACLS certification or completion by the end of the orientation period.
  • Current TNCC or completion within 12 months of hire and maintain certification thereafter.
  • Yearly attendance at Annual Nursing Competency Day.
  • Completion of all annual competency verification requirements.
  • Crisis Intervention training within 12 months of hire and maintain training annually thereafter.
  • Completion of an evidence based triage curriculum within:
    • 6 months of hire for new graduate or inexperienced RNs (less than 1 year of nursing experience).
    • 3 months of hire for experienced RNs (more than 1 year of nursing experience).

  • All newly hired experienced RNs must attend New Nurses Orientation within the first 30 days of hire and take the PBDS (Performance Based Development System) assessment before any hands on patient care occurs.

New hires are precepted by a staff member and initial on-boarding requirements are validated through successful completion of the designated organizational entry competency validation, any assigned coursework from the post-PBDS education, and an Emergency Department-specific competency validation

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