Staff RN - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit *$15,000 Sign-On Bonus*
Company: Providence St. Joseph's Health
Posted on: January 15, 2022
We are looking for a Staff Registered Nurse for the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary Medical Center. Location: Apple
Valley, CA Work Schedule: Part time - 48 Biweekly Hours Shift:
12-hour, Nights Job Summary: Within the identified roles of
Practitioner, Teacher and Leader, the staff Registered Nurse
provides collaborative and comprehensive care based on patient
and/or family needs. The staff Registered Nurse implements and
evaluates care delivery based on predicted outcomes while
anticipating potential responses provides assessment, treatment and
care throughout the hospital and outlying clinics. The staff
Registered Nurse will practice in accordance with all regulatory,
professional, legal and hospital policies. The Staff Registered
Nurse works independently under limited supervision directly
reporting to the Unit/Department Supervisor, Director of Assistant
Vice President. Essential Functions:
- Performs a complete patient assessment that encompasses the
patient 's physical, physiological, emotional and spiritual
- Formulates a nursing diagnosis based upon the patient
assessment and develops and implements an individualized patient
care plan that is based upon collaboration with the patient and the
assessment of the patient.
- Performs procedures/treatments, administers medications and
provides nursing care based upon established clinical practice
(policy and procedures), the patients plan of care and physician
- Evaluates the effectiveness of the care plan through
observation of the patient 's physical condition and behavior,
signs and symptoms of illness and reactions to the treatment.
Through communication with the patient and the health team members,
including shift to shift report modifies the plan as needed.
- Develops, coordinates, and implements the individual
patient/family education plan together with the multidisciplinary
- Provides and documents patient/family education within the
Registered Nurse 's scope of practice. Communicates effectively
with members of the health care team with regard to patients
condition and needs.
- Acts as the patient/family advocate as circumstances require by
initiating action to improve health care or to change decision or
activities which are against the interest or wishes of the patient
or family and by giving the patient/family the opportunity to make
informed decisions about health care before it is provided.
- Coordinates discharge planning of the simple patient and obtain
necessary orders for discharge.
- Delegates tasks to Team Members based on scope of practice,
competencies and qualifications.
- Effectively supervises care being given by Nurses Aides,
Licensed Vocational Nurses and Student Nurses.
- Participates in orientation of new employees and student
- Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities.
- Participates in continuing education programs offered by SMMC.
Assists and participates in committee work as requested. Is an
effective member of the healthcare team and participates in 75% of
department and unit staff meetings.
- Knows staff nurse is a team member in the Utilization
- Participates in multidisciplinary conferences.
- Documents patient specific data/information concisely and
thoroughly, according to hospital and regulatory agency
- Completed all CEU requirements in accordance with RN license
- Meets performance standards for the Registered Nurse.
- Attends hospital-required training and in-services. Completes
annual review components prior to annual anniversary date.
Independently maintains annual educational log and presents
completed forms and CEU documents before or during the annual
- Demonstrates positive verbal and non-verbal communication with
peers, co-workers, supervisors, administration, patients, visitors,
and physicians. Willingly participates in quality improvement
root-cause analysis and/or interpersonal communication resolution
sessions, as requested.
- Demonstrates skill in transport, high risk delivery,
physical/gestational age assessment for the newborn, ventilator and
central line management, and knowledge of current breastfeeding
techniques for the postpartum patient.
- Acts as resource person for registry and float personnel in the
interpretation, rationale, and the treatment of the childbearing
family. Completes or co-signs necessary documentation.
- Prepares for and assists the physician or other departments
with tests and procedures.
- Participates in the orientation of new employees and/or
- Schedules and meets with Unit Supervisor at least quarterly to
discuss individual performance and unit strategic plans.
- Maintains 5 of 15 CEUs in Critical Newborn Care.
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills and basic understanding
of the care necessary for the adaptation needs of the neonate in
transition, signs, and reporting requirements for potential child
abuse, and awareness of potential infant abduction situations.
- Attends at least 50% of staff meetings and medical center
and/or unit sponsored outreach in-services, and Perinatal Mortality
and Morbidity presentations. Provides documentation that minutes
for staff meetings are read and understood for any meetings not
attended. Reads and initials communication books entries and/or
memos, and provides in-service records for any unit sponsored
poster in-services presented.
- Leads the unit rounds with physicians, administration, and/or
the multidisciplinary team. Coordinates the completion of the
multidisciplinary care plan upon admission and ongoing
- Initiates discharge planning upon admission and provides
educational information throughout the Hospital stay, including,
including CPR and medication administration. Provides for the
maintenance of the continuum of care following discharge including
plans for at least one family/infant overnight visit prior to
- Provides input into the development of the annual educational
- Initiates and presents at least two care conferences of staff
- Documentation of the medical record is complete and per
standards including appropriate documentation of restraints.
Participates in the monitoring of compliance and peer education
including completion of the performance improvement audits within
15 days following the month assigned.
- Maintains equipment/safety and supply checks during scheduled
shifts as assigned by Team Leader. Maintains overall cleanliness to
patient area, workstation, and supply areas per regulation.
- Initiates at least two policy and procedure reviews including
researching and referencing standards or journal research. Assists
with other policy and procedure reviews.
- Is an active member of at least one unit based and/or medical
center committee (policy and procedure, quality care, patient
education/clinical pathway, caregiver performance). Provides input
to other unit based committees.
- Provides immediate information to the Team Leader regarding
changes in the patient condition and provides accurate data about
the patient 's acuity level for staffing purposes.
- Participates in mock codes (pink or blue).
- Demonstrates the knowledge of the specific BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL
needs to care for or interact with the neonate, adolescent mother,
and childbearing family. Demonstrates accurate dosing and
- Participates in 10 hours of community service, education and/or
professional outreach (Voluntary). Skills:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax,
personal computer, printer, telephone, nurse call system).
- Basic knowledge of nursing procedures.
- Ability to troubleshoot basic nursing and unit specific
- Demonstrates competencies in IV initiation and management.
- Knowledge of team member 's scope of practice. Minimum Position
- Associate's Degree
- Coursework/Training Other training as specific to unit
- Coursework/Training Environmental Orientation within 30 days of
- Coursework/Training General RN competency within 30 days of
- Coursework/Training Unit Specific competency within 90 days of
- Current California Registered Nurse License by evidence of
Primary Source Verification.
- Current BLS.
- Other certifications as specific to unit requirements.
- NRP certification within 6 months of hire.
- PALS certification within 6 months of hire. Preferred Position
Qualifications: Experience: 2 years experience in a hospital
environment. St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care
hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of
the region's largest employers serving communities of the High
Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St.
Joseph Health System in 1992.This facility has the only Neonatal
Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children
Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with
the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving
Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High
Desert.The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this
Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and
Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services,
Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services,
Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Company: St. Mary Medical Center Category: NICU/PICU Nursing Req
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