|Location:||Walter Reed Medical Center|
|Work Status:||Full Time|
|Scheduled Work Hours:||Nights, PRN|
The health care providers shall meet the general qualifications that apply to all health care providers and shall meet the following additional qualifications:
(a)Graduated from an accredited nursing school and successfully passed NCLEX exam.
(b) Certification and Licensure:
(c)Possess and maintain certification in Basic Life Support-Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program(NRP).
(d)Shall provide data required for Professional Affairs credentialing, CCQUAS, certifications, licenses, etc.
(e)Shall provide proof of immunization requirements to meet infection prevention programs, ie Flu Shots, PPD, etc.
(f).Continuing Education: See Base Contract.
Possess at least two years of concurrent full-time Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) experience within thelast three years. Maintain qualifications and skills of a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care nurse as confirmed bycompletion of the attached Neonatal Intensive Care Skills Checklist and verified by the contracting clinical manager.
5. Other Qualifications:
(a) Verifiable experience with neonates requiring artificial ventilatory support, complex medication management, enteraland parenteral nutrition, intravenous fluid management via peripheral (intravenous and arterial) and central lines (i.e.,umbilical catheters, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), Broviac, etc.), and continuous monitoring.
(b)Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.
(c)Shall be knowledgeable of equipment, supply terminology, and skills sufficient to identify and use properly communicate use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members.
(d)Shall be sufficiently skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing.
(e)Shall be knowledgeable and possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. The Contract RN shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to patient population served: Neonates, Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (>65).
(f)Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for neonate patients using the nursing process.
(g)Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments related to prevention,and detection of illnesses in neonates, is desirable.
(h)The contracted RN will be knowledgeable in professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty and experience in assessing neonates, as appropriate.
(i)Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
(j)Be a U.S citizen.