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Posted:
7/7/2018
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Minimum of 2 years' experience in the field of ICU, ED or an area with sedation activities.


Required Skills/Knowledge

The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National. Prior experience in a sedation environment preferred. Successful completion of programs/competencies within the orientation period to include the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course, MRI competency, Radiation Safety competency, and Moderate, Procedural and Deep Sedation competency. Knowledge and appropriate use of Contrast Agents and Radioisotopes. Application of the nursing process in sedation preparation, monitoring and recovery of the pediatric patient. Ability to organize, establish priorities and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must have clinical knowledge in disease and syndromes to complete the health risk assessment for sedation procedures, and communicate findings to the radiologists and anesthesiologists. Flexibility required adjusting work assignments to care for the scheduled outpatients, critical care and acute care inpatients, and ED patients within several departments of the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology. Computer skills are a must to maneuver between several information systems to obtain patient information, scheduling of exams, and documentation of care. Demonstrate skills in negotiation and crisis management to effectively remain on-time in numerous departments; must be decisive and able to perform under tense, emotional and stressful situations. Must demonstrate compassion and a customer service orientation when dealing with families, patients and co-workers. Delivery of culturally sensitive, age-specific care to identified populations. Prevention and reporting of unusual occurrences and adverse events. Keep knowledge base current with new information or changes in specialty area. Must maintain clinical skills and required continuing education credits for nursing license.




Required Licenses and Certifications




Functional Accountabilities

Transformational Leadership
  1. Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent involvement or leadership in: committees, task forces and/or community outreach.
  2. Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues.
  3. Communication reflects development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs; makes suggestions for resolution of system issues.
  4. Role model procedures for escalation of issues; utilize chain of command.
  5. Demonstrate proper use of identified hand off processes; follow up on inconsistent practice related to handoff.
  6. Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments.
  7. Take the lead in implementing change and support management decisions.
  8. Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
  9. Independently leads the patient care sedation activities to ensure patient safety during the radiology exam or procedure.
Structural Empowerment
  1. Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
  2. Initiate professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
  3. Engage in active review of peers giving constructive feedback through timely participation in evaluations.
  4. Role model adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; champion advancement of education and certification.
  5. Orchestrate involvement of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with co-workers.
  6. Serve as a resource as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
  1. Analyze assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of database and plan of care within identified timeframes working in collaboration with the radiology and anesthesia teams.
  2. Role model excellent clinical skills with complex patients; care reflects analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions related to sedation activities and recovery phases.
  3. Direct prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs to include the outpatient population, the acute care patients, critically ill patients, and the Emergency Department patients.
  4. Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.
  5. Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs; verify with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.
  6. Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time to facilitate the scheduled patients efficiently.
  7. Role model caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
  8. Communication and education to patients and families reflects clear expectations of expected outcomes during the presedation, sedation, and post-sedation activities.
  9. Communication and education to patients and families reflects clear expectations of expected outcomes during the scheduled radiology exam or procedure.
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
  1. Initiate ways to improve operations through quality improvement and implement related solutions.
  2. Serve as a resource for current, new information or changes in specialty area.
  3. Care incorporates best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature.
  4. Participates in a Professional Organization related to sedation, radiology, and/or pediatric nursing.
  5. Mentor and precept new nurses in clinical specialties.

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 

Organizational Accountabilities (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.