Master's Degree (Preferred)
Understanding of sedation and IV therapy; ability to work independently as aleader and as part of a team; have superior organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia (Required)
Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) (Required)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (Required)
Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) (Preferred)
- Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments hospital-wide
- Documentation in electronic medical record
- Perform one-on-one consultations and formulate individualized treatment plans and provide attentive follow-up
- Perform in a leadership role on the Hospital Sedation Committee
- Support/participate in the Division of Nursing’s performance improvement process.
- Consult and collaborate with patients, families, other nurses and physicians in shared decision making; advocate for patient and family.
- Responsible and accountable for clinical care for Heme-Onc and burn patients undergoing procedures in the OR and non-OR areas 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.
- Coordinate care across disciplines to provide continuity of care for heme-onc and burn patients
- Direct and participate in the development of patient care policies and protocols in order to advise and guide practice.
- Responsible for the safe and efficient nursing care of patients receiving anesthesia and sedation in non-OR and OR areas
- Establish and maintain medical equipment and supplies, include a plan to promote safe and effective use of equipment.
- Ensure regulatory requirements are met and anesthetizing area is in a constant state of readiness
- Initiate ways to improve operations through quality improvement and implement related solutions (i.e., The Joint Commission requirements for Sedation)
- Keep up to date on the application of health informatics systems such as diagnosis and treatment technology linked to patient care.
- Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues.
- Participate in Grand Rounds
- Formulate the orientation and education of the oncology RNs in regards to sedation
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Lead timely revisions and adoptions to healthcare requirements
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
- Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
- Contribute to a positive work environment
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
- Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
- Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things
- Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
- Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
- Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
- Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
- Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance