Evergreen Requisition - Based on experienced, applicants will be matched to appropriate requisitions.
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:
or interventional cardiac catheterizations
or chronic renal failure
Nephrotic or nephritic disorders
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.
To learn more about the Heart and Kidney Unit, please check out this video.
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.
Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent updating of professional profile and initiation of council involvement, committees, task forces and /or community outreach.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by problem solving appropriately during patient care.
Communicate to reflect development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs.
Independently initiate escalation of issues utilizing chain of command.
Demonstrate proper use of the currently identified hand off processes.
Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with ancillary staff.
Participate in implementing change and support management decisions.
Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
Minimum Work Experience
New Graduate Nurse
The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
Keep knowledge base current with new information or changes in specialty area.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (BLS for Healthcare Provider)
Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
Plan for attendance at mandatory education and professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
Demonstrate professional review of peers through timely participation in evaluations.
Seek out opportunities to participate in enhancing departmental goals by ensuring adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; support advancement of education and certification as well.
Collaborate with members of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with coworkers.
Utilize resources as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of data base and plan of care within identified timeframes.
Demonstrate clinical skills with complex patients that reflect analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.
Role model skill in prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs.
Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.
Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs verified with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.
Role model organizational skills, adjust for changes and is able 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.
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
Identify ways to improve operations through quality improvement and assist in implementation of solutions.
Identify self learning needs and take initiative to meet those needs.
Ensure care is based on evidence with the literature and benchmarking.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
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
Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
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