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Posted:
12/28/2017
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Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
BSN

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required or equivalent experience in a related field preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years of nursing experience. Demonstrated experience in a charge nurse role in a comparable setting. Minimum of one-year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of pediatric ambulatory/primary care standards with related clinical skill competency. Highly functional in managing work flow in the clinical areas.



Required Licenses and Certifications




Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice/Research
  1. Participate in/support Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensure that nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable to support/participat the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process.
  5. Participate in community activities.
Implements Nursing Process
  1. Function as a resource in the charge nurse role for all aspects of patient care delivery.
  2. Continuously evaluate patient care delivered to all patients and families.
  3. Maintain knowledge and responsibility for patients on the unit .
  4. Assume direct patient care responsibility as needed, to meet identified patient care needs.
Communication Channels
  1. Utilizes therapeutic communication when dealing with patients and families.
  2. Demonstrates skillful communication by adapting techniques based on the situation.
  3. Collaborates with staff, patients/families, and members of the health care team to facilitate patient outcomes.
  4. Written communication reflects clear concise, goal directed, and objective information.
  5. Leads hospital/division projects or committees.
Leadership
  1. Manage conflict effectively by giving feedback in a constructive, positive, and objective manner.
  2. Assist staff in conflict resolution.
  3. Assist staff to evaluate their own behavior and its impact on others.
  4. Organize unit operations for the delivery of patient care and identified outcomes.
  5. Prioritize and direct unit to ensure quality care.
  6. Facilitate changes by actively participating in the change process.
  7. Maintain and encourage unit cohesiveness by maintaining a productive work atmosphere.
  8. Support staff through stressful situations.
  9. Commend work efforts of staff.
  10. Utilize critical thinking skills to problem solve unit issues.
  11. Complete performance evaluations for assigned staff in a timely manner.
  12. Plan activities to meet own educational 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)

Budget and Financial Analysis
  1. Work collaboratively with Manager /Director to ensure adequate staffing and maximization of resources.
  2. Participate in the planning and monitoring of unit.
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.