The NICU nurse is responsible for the total direct nursing care of all patients within established standards of care, hospital and unit policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Provides direct patient care and functions as a patient advocate.
2.Assesses the comprehensive nursing needs of an assigned group of patients.
3.Coordinates the patient and family/significant other education process.
4.Continuously plans, implements, and evaluates patient care, incorporating patient and family/significant other into the process.
5.Participates with physician partners and other interdisciplinary team members to develop and implement patient and family/significant other plan of care.
6.Communicates effectively all relevant information (e.g., patient information, safety issues, problems with equipment, quality issues, etc.) to immediate supervisor, in timely way.
7.Communicates and documents changes in patient condition, on a timely basis, to charge nurse/supervisor and physician.
8.Accountable for following the guidelines for attendance, punctuality and overall dependability. Accountable for effective performance and follow-through of all assigned responsibilities and for completing responsibilities within designated (or agreed upon) timeframes. Completes responsibilities in a manner consistent with organizational policy, goals and values.
9.Responsible for the "Accountabilities" associated with this position in support of the organization.
10.Performs other duties as assigned.
License, Certification, Education or Experience:
•Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) required within 5 years of employment if applicable
•Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
•Minimum two (2) years of recent Pediatric RN experience
•Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire
•NRP certification within 4 weeks of hire
•BSN and/or MSN
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth and the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA). Union Membership is optional.