As an experienced RN, Children's National has opportunities for you to
start your career in pediatrics. For nearly 150 years, Children's National
nurses have served the pediatric population and their families across a
continuum of care. Nurses at Children’s National work closely with other
healthcare professionals, bringing skill and compassion to every patient they
treat and always putting the needs of children first.
**The 4 Main Medical Unit is a fast pace 22 bed unit that provides patient-family-centered
care to acute and chronically ill infants, children and adolescents. These
children have a wide variety of medical diagnosis to include RSV,
Bronchiolitis, Asthma, Pneumonia, Croup, Kawasaki, Hyperbilirubinemia, s/p
T& A, Lymphadenitis, Cellulitis and Gastroenteritis. The average length of
stay is 12 to 72 hours. Therefore, a multidisciplinary collaboration among the
medical teams and nursing staff is vital to delivering safe care.
Unit is a 18 bed monitored unit (surveillance monitoring cameras, Intracranial
pressure and cardio/respiratory monitoring) providing family centered nursing
care to patients of all ages- newborns to young adults-with Neurology and
Neurosurgery problems, including, but not limited to Post-operative neuro-surgery, seizures, Video
Electroencephalography (VEEG) monitoring, GRID monitoring (intraoperative subdural VEEG monitoring), extraventricular
drains, encephalitis, Guillian-Barre syndrome and neurologic trauma.
East Medical Care Unit is an exciting and challenging fast-paced 50 bed acute
care unit that provides multidisciplinary family centered care to acute and
chronically ill infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide
variety of medical and nursing needs. 7 East is the first choice unit for
patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes, metabolic disorders, asthma, and many
other general medical disorders. Patients
on this unit are admitted to one of five medical services and managed by one of
the multiple, primarily resident-staffed, care teams. Multidisciplinary
collaboration among these medical teams, nursing, and ancillary services is
essential when offering safe quality care.
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.