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 require registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children's National support the development of RN relationships with the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. A RN is an independent practitioner who functions as an identified resource to staff in a patient care area. H/She will provide comprehensive patient care to a variety of patients. Incorporate all members of the health care team in the planning and delivery of patient care. Will deal successfully with complex clinical problems. Conduct quick assessment of patients and handle emergency situations appropriately . Demonstrate evidence based practice through participation in unit projects and activities.
Minimum Education BSN Graduated from an approved school of nursing (Preferred)
Minimum Work Experience 2 years P ACU experience required or related clinical nursing experience in a comparable setting such as critical care or Peds ED. (Required)
Required Skills/Knowledge The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National. Must have strong skills of airway management and knowledge of anesthetic agents. Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time. Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues. Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments. Care will incorporate best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature.
Required Licenses and Certifications Registered Nurse in District of Columbia (Required)Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Required) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (Required) Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) (Preferred) And Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) (Preferred)
Functional Accountabilities Post-Anesthesia Clinical Care Activities
Evaluate and manage patient's airway postoperatively including breakthrough laryngospasms; apply knowledge of the physiological changes to the airway postoperatively as a consequence of anesthesia and surgery .