Registered Nurse II (Experienced RNs Only) - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Washington, District of Columbia
Competitive
May 22, 2022
Jun 06, 2022
224113
Permanent
Full Time
Description
 

Evergreen Requisition - Based on experience, applicants will be matched to appropriate open positions in critical care.  

In our state-of-the-art Cardiac ICU, our team of pediatric heart specialists is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our most vulnerable patients.

 

We designed our 26 bed Cardiac ICU around a dual philosophy: a high-tech environment with a family-friendly feel. We believe that both of these aspects of our Cardiac ICU are vital to our patients’ well-being and long-term health.

 

The CICU staff includes an integrated cardiac team with all sub-specialists readily available and accessible. The unit-based staff includes a dedicated pharmacist, respiratory therapist, social worker, nurses, as well as physicians from the divisions of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery. Children’s CICU is home to an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) center of excellence for ECMO services in children. The CICU also has VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) and heart transplant programs.

 

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.

 

Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates more than 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to the community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today it is among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals. It is ranked No. 1 for newborn care for the fifth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2021, the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus opened, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

 

 

     Qualifications 

Minimum Education 
BSN preferred. 

Minimum Work Experience 
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences 
At least one year of RN experience in critical care (adult or pediatrics) required. 


Required Skills/Knowledge 

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) 



Functional Accountabilities 

Transformational Leadership 

  • 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.
  • Structural Empowerment 

  • 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.
  • 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 

  • 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 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
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