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MICC RNs (Mother/Infant Care Ctr) NIGHTS needed
Title:MICC RNs (Mother/Infant Care Ctr) NIGHTS needed
Location:Walter Reed Nat'l Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Work Status:Multiple
Scheduled Work Hours:PRN Days/Nights and FT Night Shift
MICC RNs (Mother Infant Care Center) needed
Walter Reed Nat’l Military Medical Center
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RNs Needed (Full time, Part time, PRN- Nights) 
The RNs will support the missions of the Mother Infant Care Center at WRNMMC Bethesda, 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year (366 days during leap years), including holidays. Shift times consist of twelve (12) hour shifts (0645-1915) and (1845-0715) to include an uncompensated forty five (45) minute meal break.

  •  (a) A graduate of a Diploma, Associate, Bachelor or Master’s program of Registered Nursing. The institution will be from a National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program.
Experience: The RN must have a minimum of 5 years RN experience prior to start of work at the MTF, with at least two years as an RN in a high risk Obstetrical Unit.
                ***2 years of experience in the full spectrum of care to include L&D, antepartum, triage, circulating during C- sections and post-partum care.

Licensure: Valid and current, unrestricted license in at least 1 state, territory or commonwealth of the US

Life Support: All RN’s must possess and maintain current course completion documentation for:     Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) if required by assigned MTF. A Valid, unrestricted, RN license at least 1 state, territory or Commonwealth of the US.
  1. Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.  
  2. Shall be knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members.
  3.  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.  
  4. 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 the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Adults.  
  5. 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 pediatric patients, as appropriate.  
  6. Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.  
  7. Must be a U.S citizen. 
The contracted RN will provide the following services and in strict compliance with standing orders and protocols set forth by the MTF and IAW JC guidelines to include, the following:
  1. Coordinate patient care through a continuum and facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness. Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources including time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  2.  Maintain excellent patient assessment skills. Use the nursing process as a basis for professional practice. The contracted RN will demonstrate proper preparation of patient’s for treatments and procedures, to include surgical interventions. Evaluate effectiveness of self, care given by all health team members, and contribution of systems, environment, and instrumentation in progressing patient toward outcomes.  
  3. Perform/assist with clinic specific procedures, in accordance with established policies, and guidelines used in the MTF and IAW JC guidelines. Evaluate effectiveness of self, care given by all health team members, and contribution of systems, environment, and instrumentation in progressing patient toward outcomes.
  4. Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers and other clinic specific equipment.
  5. Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans in accordance with established Labor and Delivery protocols as prescribed in MTF policies and procedures and IAW with JC guidelines
  6. Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Will be knowledgeable in administrative requirements for the documentation of patient's condition, progress and acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
  7. Demonstrate excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.
  8. Demonstrated ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and reacts quickly and appropriately in emergency situations. Must have the ability to obtain, assess, and report critical lab or diagnostic results to patient’s physician in a timely manner.
  9. Demonstrated ability to act on all medical and therapeutic orders in a timely manner.  
  10. Can demonstrate and adhere to peri-operative, infection control and safety policies and procedures used in the MTF and IAW JC guidelines.
  11.  Schedules referral appointments, arranges for procedures, and performs telephone follow-up, as appropriate.
  12. Can demonstrate good time management skills. Demonstrate appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the coordination of health care team members, patient care, and unit activities.
  13.  Demonstrate effective and professional communication methods and skills using lines of authority appropriately. 
  14.  Formulate and use effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and significant others
  15. Practice effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
  16. Review and make appropriate notation on the chart of a patient at least once in an 8 hour shift, or per unit specific requirements.
  17. Perform other duties within the scope of RN practice as requested. 
  18. Once provided with "hands-on" experience, demonstrate working knowledge and use of computerized systems, including Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Applicant (AHLTA) and ESSENTRIS, workload triage, PACU, and circulation obstetrical related procedures. 
  19. Provide care to normal and high risk antenatal, intrapartal and postpartal patients (the MTF has approximately 80%high risk population, e.g. PIH, diabetes, pre-term labor, multiple gestations). Recognize changes in maternal, fetal or newborn infant condition that would constitute an emergency situation and responds appropriately. 
  20. Use and interpret information from fetal monitoring equipment to include doptone, fetoscope, internal and external uterine and fetal monitoring. Initiate appropriate response to fetal monitoring information and document action in a timely fashion in accordance with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) standards.
        U. Operate and monitor the performance of essential equipment used in the care of stable newborns, e.g. radiant warmer, blood glucose monitor, pulse oximeter, medications via syringe pumps, etc. Interpret and             respond to data generated by such equipment.Utilize knowledge of normal and high risk maternal, fetal and infant nursing care requirements after delivery to provide anticipatory guidance and education to             parents. 
  1.  Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal newborn physical and neurological development and application of same in delivery of nursing care to infants from birth until seven days of age.
  2. Assess patient readiness for rooming-in, transfer to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), or discharge. 
  3. Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal female anatomy and physiology, common gynecological surgery and application of same in delivery of nursing care to obstetrical patients. 
  4. Safely administer prescribed medications including IV push drugs and IV drips specific to pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and neonatal care as described. Monitor and document patient response. 
  5.  Administer oxygen therapy, monitor oxygen equipment, and interpret and respond to data. Monitor patient and interpret and respond to data. 
  6. Gavages feed infants as ordered. 
  7.  Assist in the performance and interpretation of the Non-Stress Test and Contraction Stress Test. Administer and monitor Pitocin infusions to induce or augment labor. Care for patients undergoing amniocentesis. 
  8. Assist in both vaginal and scheduled or emergent Cesarean Section deliveries, and other operative procedures permitted by MTF policy. Perform scrub and circulating duties in the Mother & Infant Care Center. 
  9. Recover both stable and unstable infants and patient of childbearing ages from general and regional anesthesia. 
  10. Identify potential post-anesthetic patient problems; specifically, airway management, hemodynamic instability and pain control, and intervene appropriately.. 
  11. Provide Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) as indicated. (ah) Operate cardiac monitors, interpret cardiac rhythms, determine implications, and make indicated interventions 
  12. .Monitor and transition mothers and newborns during the immediate post delivery period.
  13. Knowledge of and/or experience working with intrathecal, epidural, and general anesthesia. 
  14. Successfully complete the MTF medication administration test, and successfully complete the MTF. Medication training the Medical Administration test may be waived if the government deems that the health care worker can evidence successful completion of a similar and comparable pharmacology test 
  15. Successfully complete the MTF provided in-services in IV placement and blood administration prior to assignment to these tasks.Successfully complete the unit specific competency skills checklist within the first twenty shifts.                            
  16. Have Level (V) Intravenous (IV) certification (specific to area assigned) within twenty shifts of starting work on this contract.
  17. Provide documentation of annual attendance at Joint Commission and Occupational Safety Health Act  (OSHA) required classes. These courses will be provided at Government expense.  
OMV Medical offers its employees Competitive pay & benefits:
Competitive benefits include:
  • Major Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accidental Death & Disability
  • Paid holidays
  • PTO time
  • 401(K)
  • 24/7 on-call access
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