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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years of nursing experience. Minimum of one year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience for example as a charge nurse, educator, preceptor, council chair /member advancement on the clinical ladder or comparable positions.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice
  1. Participate in/support Shared Nursing Leadership.
  2. Contribute to the sustainability and advancement of nursing excellence which translates into on-going Magnet designation.
  3. Participate, contribute to internal/external committees, professional organizations, community activities.
  4. Accountable to support/participate in the Division of Nursing’s performance improvement process.
  5. Identify ,define ,and report on measures consistent with Nurse Sensitive Indicators (NSIs) for Ambulatory Nursing Practice.
  6. Integrate evidence-based practice and research into practice.
  7. Assist physicians and other professional providers to maintain appropriate cost and desired patient outcomes.
  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
Patient Family- Centered Care
  1. Plan to consult and collaborate with patients, families physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other professional colleagues; involve patients and families in shared decision making; advocate for patient and family; accessing relevant health services.
  2. Responsible and having the authority and accountability for clinical care for specific patient population and area workflow; develop pertinent goals based on patient response to illness, health promotion and program expected outcomes; implement suitable, evidence-based nursing interventions; provide careful and complete documentation of care provided.
  3. Use the nursing process in the clinic setting and in tele-health services to assess patient problems and concerns; critically analyze and integrate subjective and objective data.
  4. Provide health education based on the patient /family learning preferences throughout a patient’s disease trajectory or health promotion; utilize expertise in cultural competency to enhance relationships, processes, and outcomes for patients/families.
  5. Engage opportunities to act in the best interest of the patient/family, building trust and confidence, while upholding moral and legal standards of due care.
  6. Coordinate mechanisms across systems, institutions, and community to provide continuity of care for wellness needs or health concerns; direct and participate in the development of patient care policies and protocols in order to advise and guide practice.
Resources and Work Environment
  1. Establish and maintain medical equipment and supplies, include a plan to promote safe and effective use of equipment.
  2. Ensure regulatory requirements are met and area is in a constant state of readiness in area of practice; keep update on the application of health informatics systems such as diagnosis and treatment technology linked to patient care.
  3. Apply knowledge of operations, financial principles, and resources to ensure quality and appropriate care services are delivered in a cost-effective and safe manner.
  4. Responsible to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities in areas in clinical, legal, regulatory and cultural competence associated with patient population and community relevant care.
  5. Employ critical attributes of effective collaboration to create, promote, and maintain an environment that supports successful partnership and high performance team outcomes.
Partners for Excellence
  1. Facilitate interdisciplinary patient care rounds/conferences to review treatment goals and optimize outcomes.
  2. Ensure time, schedule and alternate coverage accuracy in meeting patients/families care and personal needs; participate in cross coverage of other areas providing clinical care when the special needs arise.
  3. Direct the flow of patients and staff to assure patients are adequately managed and the care environment is running smoothly.
  4. Work in collaboration with professional staff including RNs, LPNs, PCTs and other unlicensed assistive personnel as manifested in the state practice act/guidelines and CNMC job descriptions.
  5. Communicate and escalate clinical/administrative issues as appropriate to levels of individuals assigned for resolution.
  6. Participate in the peer review for staff.

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.