Experience:
1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Part time
Posted:
9/14/2017
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Acute Care Float Pool RN II Part Time
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education


Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduate from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred. CPR certification.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 1/2 years RN experience required Peds preferred.


Required Skills/Knowledge

The Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at CNMC. Demonstrated competency in nursing skills. Demonstrated competence in “charge” nurse role. Contributes to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent updating of professional profile and initiation of council involvement, committees, task forces and /or community outreach. Demonstrates critical thinking skills by problem solving appropriately during patient care. Independently initiates escalation of issues utilizing chain of command. Demonstrates proper use of the currently identified hand off processes. Demonstrates a collegial and respectful relationship with ancillary staff. Participates in implementing change and supports management decisions. Role models behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others. Independently maintains regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS. Plans for attendance at mandatory education and professional activities to enhance nursing practice. Demonstrates professional review of peers through timely participation in evaluations. Seeks out opportunities to participate in enhancing departmental goals by ensuring adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards. Supports advancement of education and certification as well. Collaborates with members of the healthcare team and role models professional behavior and teamwork with coworkers. Utilizes resources as needed and knows when to escalate to next level.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia


Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)






Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice/Research
  1. Participate in Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participate in community activities.
Assessment and Planning
  1. Gather physical and psychosocial data on patient/family.
  2. Based on assessment, contribute to and develop individualized plan of care with patient and family.
  3. Identify ways to improve operations through quality improvement and assist in implementation of solutions across acute care units.
Plan of Care
  1. Complete appropriate documentation.
  2. Organize and complete patient assignment in a timely manner seeking assistance as needed
  3. Delegate appropriately and effectively; make appropriate decisions and use sound judgment based on national nursing standards and Practice Act.
  4. Identify and document the patient and family’s physical and emotional responses to care delivered.
  5. Accountable to establish, implement, communicate and evaluate the interdisciplinary plan of care with outcomes.
  6. Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of data base and plan of care within identified timeframes.
Patient/Family Advocacy
  1. Identify learning needs and contribute to teaching of patient/family based on plan of care.
  2. Seek assistance to meet patient’s educational needs.
  3. Accountable to deliver patient care and service in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.
  4. Communication reflects development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs.
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Leadership Skills
  1. Utilize ancillary staff to meet patient care needs.
  2. Cooperate in implementation of change and support unit management decisions.
  3. Strive to continuously improve operations through quality improvement and work to sustain results.
  4. Ensure accuracy of data, work and information.
  5. Participate in performance improvement data collection, implementation and ongoing evaluation.
  6. Participate in the orientation of staff.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.