Date Listed: 10/23/2008 .
Job Type: Full Time .
Hourly: Not Specified .
Degree Required: Associate of Science .
General Comments: .
THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT YOUR FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT...... Our Client is a hospital in Richmond, Virginia that has an immediate need for Registered Nurses for their NICU Unit. Night shift 7P-7A, 3 x 12. Currently there are three (3) positions open. Description: Under the general direction of the Director, independently provides holistic, individualized care using the nursing process for patients routinely seen on the unit. Demonstrates clinical competency, nursing judgment, teaching skills, and a commitment to improving the quality of patient care. Independently performs general and unit specific clinical skills. 1. Assessment of Patients: Systematically and continually assesses the health and status of the patient assuring the application of age specific standards. 2. Care of the Patient: In collaboration with the patient/family, with regard to developmental, cultural and age specific differences, develops and implements patient care plans to include problems, goals, evaluations and interventions. 3. Education of patient/family: Provides patient/family education with regard to assessing ability to learn, special learning needs, and evaluating effectiveness of teaching. 4. Surveillance, prevention and control of infection: Follows established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection by use of personal protective measures. 5. Management of information: Documents assessments, interventions and evaluations of care objectively and timely, using the computer technology required by the department. 6. Leadership: Provides clear, concise and pertinent direction to the care team, based on resources, identified patient care needs and nursing staff skill level, documents critical incidents, uses time and supplies resourcefully, functions as charge nurse as needed. 7. Documents assessments, evaluation data and interventions accurately and completely in a timely fashion. 8. Observes patient symptoms and changes in condition and alerts appropriate personnel. Takes expected action and intervention. 9. Follows through in reporting problems or critical incidents that may adversely affect patients, staff or the unit. Uses appropriate chain of command in acting as a patient advocate. 10. Utilizes safety precautions and reduces risks of acquiring or transmitting infection by using protective equipment and cleaning contaminated bay equipment. 11. Provides clear, concise and pertinent patient report of information to floors including special patient needs and concerns. 12. Demonstrates motivation by assisting with unit responsibilities. These may include chart review, inventory, precepting new employees, completing QI projects or acting as Unit Rep on various committees. 13. Responds with flexibility in an attention to high and low fluctuations in staffing needs according to census. 14. Works effectively with students as appropriate. Qualifications: 2+ years of NICU experience a must! Current licensure as a registered nurse. Maintains current Healthcare Provider BLS certification. BSN preferred. Successfully completes general nursing and unit orientation. Effective communication skills; both orally and written. Computer skills needed. Ability to WORK with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem solving skills. Good customer service skills. SALARY: Current rates are based on experience of the RN, range $40,000 - 70,000. Client offers a sign on bonus of $3,000 for a 2 year commitment payable after your 90 day probation period. BENEFITS: (1) Excellent medical insurance plan(s) (2) Retirement plan (3) 401K (4) Discounted stock purchase plan (5) Paid time off (6) Extended Illness bank (7) Job transfer within the healthcare system (8) Bereavement leave (9) Fitness Club Membership* (10) Paid time off for jury duty (11) Tuition assistance (12) Disability insurance (13) On-site daycare; *Might vary FROM facility to facility We are a family owned and operated company that takes pride in our ethics, values, and professionalism. We place professionals in all areas of healthcare. 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