Associate's and Bachelor's Degree New Graduate Nurses will be considered
Minimum Work Experience
New graduate nurses welcome!
- The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
- Identify resources and know when to ask for assistance.
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
- Identify self-learning needs and seek resources to meet those needs.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (BLS for Healthcare Provider)
- Contribute to Magnet™ re-designation as evidenced by timely annual completion of professional profile and participation in relevant councils, committees, task forces and/or community outreach.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills as evidenced by successful completion of change project.
- Recognize need to escalate patient care issues via chain of command.
- Utilize the currently identified process to ensure accurate hand off.
- Demonstrate ability to work cohesively with ancillary staff to meet patient care needs.
- Cooperate in the implementation of change and support management decisions.
- Demonstrate empathy, concern, and a desire to be helpful to others.
- Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements and participates in professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
- Participate in performance appraisal and peer review.
- Support department goals for formal education, national certification, national safety standards and service excellence.
- Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare team and is viewed positively by coworkers.
Exemplary Professional Practice
- Gather physical and psychosocial data on patient and family and complete accurate and timely patient assessment.
- Demonstrate clinical skills necessary to care for assigned patients.
- Develop assessment, organizational and prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical needs change throughout the shift.
- Complete documentation in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Continually assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout hospital/clinic stay and before time of discharge.
- Organize care to complete assignment on time.
- Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
- 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
- New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
- Participate in efforts to optimize unit and hospital operations through quality improvement (rounding, handwashing etc.).
- Maintain awareness of changes or new information related to specialty area.
- Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
- Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
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