A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center/TC Thompson Children's 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. De-escalation training, if applicable.
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. BLS completed prior to going to the unit/department and to be maintained going forward.
The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.
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 patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age and/or developmental specific needs, and provide the care needed described in the unit's 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 patient's 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.
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