A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center/TC Thompson Childrens Hospital is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient. The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the Neonatal ICU.
Required: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Required: Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to NICU.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current license to practice nursing in the state of Tennessee.
Department Position Summary:
The RN in the Neonatal ICU must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development during the neonatal period, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age and/or developmental specific needs, and provide the care needed described in the units policies and procedures.
Additionally, the RN in the NICU must have the ability to assess patients and consistently re-evaluate and prioritize based on fluctuation of volume and acuity; recognize emergent situations and delivery of prompt, appropriate action based on the neonatal patients needs; provide care for all neonatal patients and ongoing education to the parents of patients admitted to the Neonatal ICU requiring treatment; select, develop, and evaluate plan of care; and ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.