RN - Team Leader Neonatal Intensive Care Department - Level IV - Dallas
At Children’s Health, we value the role each team member plays in helping us deliver on our mission of making life better for children. We take pride in providing a rich and rewarding career opportunities that enable team members to reach their highest potential.
Since 2009, we have held the AANC Magnet® designation for nursing excellence. We are nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and are recognized for quality care in every specialty.
For nine consecutive years, Children’s Health has been recognized as one of the 150 top places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review. This esteemed list features healthcare systems which offer professional development, growth, excellent benefits and promotion of diversity above and beyond other organizations.
To provide daily operational management, staffing & scheduling, performance management, and risk management for team members and staff in collaboration with the Managers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Department which is a 47 bed unit. This is a full-time 40 hour a week, or 80 hours a pay period. We have a Full-Time Day and Night position. You will be required to work two clinical 12 hour shifts and two 8 hours of administration every week for a total of 40 hours a week or 80 hours a pay period.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for patient care activities during shift to shift period.
- Facilitates day to day staff schedules and patient care assignments.
- Mentors and role models appropriate customer service behaviors.
- Facilitates optimal patient care and unit issues, identifies and resolves.
- Family rounding will be required to identify and resolve areas of concern
- Develops educational recommendations for staff/team members (with approval of Clinical Manager or Director)
- Responsible for the professional development of staff/team members.
- Assesses ongoing learning needs of team members
- Coordinates/collaborates with department educator to develop staff development plans for unit
- Meets quarterly with staff to review PEAC goals
- Coordinates specialty training for staff/team members
- Assists Clinical Manger or Director by contributing agenda items for staff meetings.
- Participates in orientation of students and staff members
- Coordinates with department educator learning opportunities for orientees/staff that correlate with the individual needs and nursing unit requirements.
Other Management Responsibilities
- Contributes to the department’s financial objectives through the effective management of the unit’s utilization of resources.
- Participates in the implementation of performance improvement objectives
- Gathers data relevant to performance indicators
- Develops performance indicators as identified
- Develops needs assessment for staff/team members
- Contributes to risk management objectives through the timely completion of incident reports, and the creation and implementation of a follow-up plan.
- Facilities optional patient care and unit issues, identifies and resolves.
- Family Rounding will be required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Required.
Licenses and certifications
- Current licensure as required in the State of Texas
- Three years of Critical Care Experience required Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care RN experience preferred.
- Critical Care Card Nurse Charge Nurse or other Pediatric leadership experience preferred.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to: assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.
- Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
- Must be flexible and adaptable. Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently.
- Must be able to maintain CPR certification unless an exception is identified.
- Appearance projects a professional image and engenders the confidence of others.
- This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.
- Requires visual and mental concentration on instruments, dials, readouts, and displays, and on work activities requiring precise hand-eye coordination.
- Requires observation of and rapid reaction to changeable operations.
- Requires physical ability to operate and/or repair mechanical equipment and to use hand tools.
- Requires physical coordination to use medical instruments and to use a keyboard or keypad.
- Requires physical effort to perform light manual labor, and for lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy equipment.
- Requires standing, walking or moving around the work place.
Children’s Health offers opportunities for learning and career development; competitive pay; and a comprehensive benefits program. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our team members have a voice in their work through surveys, pulses and town halls. And we honor and celebrate our staff with year-round employee appreciation events.
We invite you to learn more about Children’s Health.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Expiration Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020