RN-Nursery Job Description

RN-Nursery Job Description

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Rn-nursery provides care according to the plan, and in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures, and relevant nursing practice guidelines.

RN-Nursery Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Adheres to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures
Responsible and accountable for nursing care rendered in the departments, based on the Nursing Process--assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care in compliance with hospital policies and procedures
Revises and maintains Policy/Procedures
Assist as necessary with procedures (central line placement, chest tube insertion, x-rays, ultrasounds, intubations and extubations)
Demonstrates knowledge of normal lab values of the neonate and recognizes and reports abnormalities of neonate and mother
The professional Registered Nurse demonstrates autonomy by making sound judgements and critical decisions in clinical practice and determines for self and staff growth and development needs
Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate patient care needs for the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient
Data collection concerning the health status of the patient is precise, continuous, accessible, readable, communicated and recorded
Nursing diagnosis are utilized to reflect patient problems which are derived from data collection specific for the age of the patient
The nursing care plan includes priorities, prescribed nursing approaches and measures to achieve goals derived from patient needs, and resolution of approaches and goals

RN-Nursery Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for RN-Nursery

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NRP, BLS, CPR, STABLE, BCLS, RNC, PALS, AWHONN, CPI, ED

Education for RN-Nursery

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for RN-Nursery

Desired skills for rn-nursery include:

Policies
Procedures
Relevant equipment
Strategies to promote effective quality outcomes
& practices the ICARE philosophy on a daily basis by interacting in a positive manner with all patient
Visitors and colleagues
Professional nursing practice and theory
Applicable hospital
Department
Health Information Protection and Portability Act

Desired experience for rn-nursery includes:

Previous Mother-Baby experience is preferred, or One to two years Med/Surg experience with completion of Mother/Baby Education program
Minimum of one (1) year current Newborn Nursery experience
Encourages patients toward age specific independence via participation in recovery, education, and discharge planning
The patient, family and nurse identify progress in goal achievement and reassessment of outcomes
Accepts accountability for professional standards, own competence, and patient outcomes
Coordinates patient care and offers assistance to others

RN-Nursery Examples

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RN-Nursery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a rn-nursery. 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-nursery
  • Responsible for orienting and providing in-service training and continuing education for all persons in the departments
  • Recommends space and other resources needed by the departments
  • Maintains JCAHO standards and Patient Safety Goals
  • Work with the House Coordinators to ensure adequate staffing supervise the duties of the staff
  • Works with the staff toward problem resolution
  • Assists the Director in assessing quality of care provided, in identifying staffs education needs and in evaluating staffs performance
  • Make rounds of all patients and assist in resolution of patient/family complaints
  • Complies and enforces compliances with hospital rules and regulations and Standards of Practice and Care
  • Can assume responsibility for Director in his/her absence
  • Has the responsibility and accountability for coordinating and/or providing total nursing care based on established standards of care as appropriate for the age and condition of the patient
Qualifications for rn-nursery
  • American Heart Association BLS & NRP certification
  • BLS-Healthcare Provider on hire (American Heart)
  • NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Certification- within 90 Days of hire or transfer
  • STABLE Certification-required within 90 Days of hire or transfer
  • Specialty Certification highly preferred within 3 years of hire
  • Experience in NICU preferred and highly desirable candidates with one year of related specialty Level II, Mother/Baby, L/D, Peds will be considered
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RN-Nursery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a rn-nursery. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for rn-nursery
  • Assigns nursing personnel to provide direct patient care
  • Encourages nurses to seek opportunities for patient care improvement
  • Assumes nursing manager duties while nursing manager is on leave/out of office
  • Participates in on-boarding process for newly hired nursing staff
  • Describe additional day to day responsibilities of the position
  • Work with a preceptor and assume increasing responsibility during the residency
  • Demonstrate competencies in populations served at the completion of residency
  • The Nursery Charge Nurse is a registered nurse responsible for assisting the nurse manager in the achievement of the unit goals and objectives
  • One (1) year minimum supervisor experience with demonstrated leadership and management ability preferred
  • Advanced preparation or certification in clinical specialty preferred
Qualifications for rn-nursery
  • Assists the Director in staffing needs, patient flow, assist in data collection in compliance with PI plans and identifying opportunities for improvements
  • Responsible for the monthly schedules and will have input on evaluations of staff members
  • Assist staff in patient assessment and the planning for nursing interventions and timely discharge planning
  • Assists the Director in identifying current and future needs of the unit
  • Completes continuing education courses as needed
  • Currently licensed in the State of Kentucky as an RN
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RN-Nursery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of rn-nursery. 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-nursery
  • The Clinical Nurse I Per Diem is responsible for the coordination of services provided by other members of the health care team within the guidelines of hospital policy and procedures
  • Demonstrates ability to assist physicians with procedures in Labor & Delivery (L & D), Postpartum, Well-Baby Nursery, and or Intensive Care Nursery
  • NRP certification (90 days from start date to obtain NRP certification)
  • 6 post- partum beds
  • Family provided doulas will be welcome and unit will accommodate presence of siblings
  • Provides care to the High-Risk postpartum patient
  • Performs a systematic and thorough physical assessment based upon knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate
  • Performs a systematic and thorough assessment based upon knowledge of adaptation to extrauterine life
  • Identifies the neonate at risk for complications and provides appropriate care
  • Develops care plans and cares for the normal term newborn and medically fragile neonate
Qualifications for rn-nursery
  • Proficient in health care software used in maintaining electronic medical records
  • One year Registered Nurse experience in an acute care environment preferred
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse from Texas Board of Nurse Examiners required or compact license is accepted
  • Current NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E
  • At least one year preferred leadership experience as charge nurse and two years recent experience in newborn nursery
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within six (6) months
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RN-Nursery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rn-nursery. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rn-nursery
  • Other Registered Nurses (RN) duties as assigned
  • Consider individual needs in communication with and assessment and treatment of patients and staff, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects, to include all newborn, adolescent, adult and elderly
  • CPR required and /or specialty certification (NRP, ACLS) in the area of expertise required within first 90 days of employment
  • General knowledge of professional nursing principles and techniques used in the assessment, care and treatment of Couplet Care patients
  • General knowledge of the pharmacological process in the appropriate administration or delivery of medications used in the care and treatment of Couplet Care patients
  • The Clinical Nurse I Per Diem is the professional person responsible for the provision of total patient care to a specific group of patients, utilizing the nursing process
  • The Clinical Nurse I Per Diem may act in a charge nurse capacity and, as such, directs and supervises nursing care within a specific assigned unit in the absence of and in conjunction with the Nurse Manager
  • The Clinical Nurse I Per Diem identifies and corrects nursing service problems and maintains patient care in accordance with hospital policy and regulatory agencies while effectively utilizing the chain of command
  • Assesses and monitors total physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of adult, adolescent and neonate patients
  • With input/collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, develops and maintains with the patient/significant other, an individualized, professionally modified plan of care reflective of changing needs/goals as determined by evaluating the patient/significant other response to the plan of care
Qualifications for rn-nursery
  • At least 2 years of experience in Special Care Nursery or NICU is highly preferred
  • BLS/NRP certification required
  • Work with the House Coordinator to ensure adequate staffing as wiel as supervise the duties of the staff
  • Works with staff toward problem resolution
  • Assists the Director in assessing quality of care provided in identifying staff's educational needs and in evaluating staff performance
  • Patient/Family rounding completed daily to assist in resolution of patient/family concerns
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RN-Nursery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of rn-nursery. 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-nursery
  • Provides nursing care in accordance with nursing standards and the adult, adolescent and neonate patient's plan of care
  • With input and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team assesses and plans for discharge needs, evaluates adult, adolescent and neonate patients and significant others educational needs and initiates and implements appropriate teaching protocols or makes appropriate referrals
  • Documents nursing care consistent with documentation guidelines
  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services
  • Participates in unit operations, demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of Nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization
  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, standards development and review, unit/hospital/nursing committees and other related activities
  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
  • Demonstrates ability to circulate for cesarean section and to provide post-operative care (L & D Staff)
  • Demonstrates ability to circulate and/or scrub for vaginal delivery (L & D Staff)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of fetal monitoring
Qualifications for rn-nursery
  • May assume responsibility for Director in his/her absence
  • Responsible and accountable for coordinating and/or providing total nursing care based on established standards of care as appropriate for the age and condition of the patient
  • Creates a culture of compassion and teamwork to share in patient-care responsibilities
  • Encourages nurse to seek opportunities for patient care improvement
  • Participates in on-boarding process for newly hired staff
  • Proficient in health care software used in maintaining electronic health record

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