RN NICU Job Description

RN NICU Job Description

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RN NICU provides direct patient care within the scope of practice including assessment, planning and implementing a plan of care.

RN NICU Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective RN NICU job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included RN NICU job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proficiency and productivity -- must be able to adjust to varying workloads, cleans work area, organizes work and complete assignments during shift
Prefer minimum of one year acute care experience in the area of expertise within the last three years preferred
Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care of the neonatal patient
Assesses signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in patient’s condition
Documents patient’s plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions
Performs interventions according to identified priorities, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard
Initiates and evaluates family education
Participates in activities to facilitate good interpersonal communications with chosen facility
Other duties as assignee
Coordinates care with members of the health care team and delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate

RN NICU Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for RN NICU

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, NRP, AHA, PALS, STABLE, BCLS, S.T.A.B.L.E

Education for RN NICU

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the RN NICU job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Medical, Nursing, Science, Associate Degrees, Education, Nursing Program, Graduate, Associates, School of Nursing, Patient Care

Skills for RN NICU

Desired skills for RN NICU include:

Nursing process in the assessment of physical and psychological needs of patients and their significant others
Applies safety principles as identified within the institution
Legal issues
RN scope of practice
Breastfeeding
Contraindications and patient preparation
Direct patient care and critical care procedures and techniques
Exam indicators
Responses to ensure optimal patient care
Tools

Desired experience for RN NICU includes:

NRP upon Hire for RNs with LDRP, NICU or Post‐Partum experience
A minimum of 1 year of RN experience is required
Minimum 1 year of RECENT Level III experience in a NICU / Neonatal Intensive Care
CPR, NRP within 6 weeks of hire
1 year experience in acute care setting, NICU level II or III experience preferred
Must be licensed as Registered Nurse with the State of Texas

RN NICU Examples

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RN NICU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of RN NICU. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for RN NICU
  • Organize, assign and supervise duties and responsibilities of other staff members as a team leader
  • Shares expertise and knowledge with coworkers and peers
  • Utilizes the nursing process to develop a care plan and deliver patient care
  • Follows hospital/unit directives
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize personal values and beliefs and recognize own beliefs and values as separate from the patient situation
  • Supports activities of colleagues
  • Participates in at least 50% of unit staff meetings
  • Respects the confidentiality and dignity of patients
  • Performs charge nurse role
  • Punctual for reports/breaks
Qualifications for RN NICU
  • One year acute care experience preferred, preferably in an NICU or NB Nursery
  • One year acute care experience preferred, preferably in an NICU or NB Nursery Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • May be required to move large, heavy equipment >50 pounds
  • May be required to stand for an extended period of time
  • Current BLS, NRP
  • Minimum of two years of level 3 NICU experience
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RN NICU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of RN NICU. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for RN NICU
  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Florida Department of Health
  • Provides comprehensive patient care to neonatal patients and their families in a critical care setting
  • The nursing care of neonatal patients,the Registered Professional Nurse assesses assigned patients
  • Directs and assists in providing safe, aseptic technique and procedures
  • Provides leadership and direction to Patient Care Technicians, Breast Milk Technicians, Unit Secretaries and other patient care providers as necessary
  • Be accountable for safety, identify and corrects problems, and integrate evidence, and best practice into nursing care
  • Actively participates in creating and implementing imp
  • Participate in the monitoring of inventory control of supplies
  • Monitor functionality, availability of supplies and equipment
  • Maintain an effective line of communication with the charge nurse, physicians, ancillary staff, and visitors
Qualifications for RN NICU
  • Associates degree and other specialty specific training, NICU certification
  • Registered Nurse with a minimum of 4 years of experience at a Community or Regional Level Newborn ICU work experience
  • Will consider licensed military RN experience
  • 1 year full time NICU nursing experience within the last 2 years
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse in the NICU preferred
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse in NICU preferred
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RN NICU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a RN NICU. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for RN NICU
  • EMTALAJCOBRA
  • Circulating and basic knowledge of Scrubbing technique
  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality
  • Positive public relations image and working relationships
  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection control and annual physical
  • Volunteering or accepting assignment for projects
  • Sharing knowledge with peers by communicating physician practice changes
  • Abiding by mission, vision and team ground rules
  • Demonstrate adherence to documentation guidelines on patient care records and unit forms
  • Comply with established principles, practices and standards of perinatal nursing
Qualifications for RN NICU
  • NRP (current upon hire)
  • Minimum of one year full time or three years part time experience in acute care specialty nursing
  • NRP and/or required specialty training or course completion (or obtained within six months of employment) in required specialty
  • Current NRP certification within three (3) months of hire or obtaining position
  • One year NICU experience preferred
  • NRP card per contract
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RN NICU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a RN NICU. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for RN NICU
  • Assist other staff members in providing direct patient care in times of increased census or workload
  • Use downtime effectively to assist others, accomplish assigned projects and volunteers for additional tasks
  • Support management’s guidelines and objectives regarding fiscal budget goals both verbally and behaviorally
  • Coordinate assigned patient’s activities with other nursing and non-nursing departments to ensure uninterrupted patient care
  • Arrive on time to work in a consistent manner, to be present at morning report sessions and be ready to provide clinical services to obstetric patients
  • Adhere to established hospital attendance policy
  • Other duties as assigned within nursing scope of practice
  • Maintain an effective interdepartmental and public relationship by keeping lines of communication open
  • Anticipate needs of the team and ensures smooth operational flow (i.e., transports patients to OR to meet scheduled start time, transfers patients to postpartum)
  • Initiate problem resolution for identified opportunities for improvement or difficult interpersonal situations
Qualifications for RN NICU
  • More than 1 year of experience and meet the department specific competencies
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Provider required
  • NRP certification or obtained as soon as possible after hire
  • One year of RN experience in a level II or Level III nursery
  • Two to five year of acute care RN NICU experience in a level II or Level III nursery
  • Ability to perform nursing duties required for assigned clinical setting
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RN NICU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of RN NICU. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for RN NICU
  • 2 years of recent hospital experience in NICU/Labor and Delivery
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills and effective English written and communication skills
  • PM/Weekend shifts may be required on a frequent or occasional basis
  • Requires a minimum of two years of recent NICU experience
  • BLS, NRP, PALS
  • Minimum 2 years NICU experience Level III or Tertiary Level required
Qualifications for RN NICU
  • Hmong or Spanish proficiency
  • 4 yrs NICU experience
  • Minimum of 3 years recent (in the last 12 months) NICU level 3 or higher experience
  • BSN/BAN
  • Electronic Charting (EPIC)
  • One year of acute experience preferred

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