Community Health Systems NICU Registered Nurse (PRN) in Cedar Park, Texas

Description:

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is your communityhealthcare provider. With more than 600 healthcare professionals strong, ourfacility offers complete inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care. Inaddition to an onsite Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, we are a Level IVTrauma designated facility and are a Bariatric Center of Excellence.

Department Description

Our labor and delivery staff havespecialized experience in childbirth support and newborn care. The Women'sServices unit is composed of 6 labor rooms, 2 ante partum rooms, 18 postpartumrooms, 3 triage beds and 8 NICU bassinets. We also have a certified lactationconsultant on-staff to assist when needed.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking anexperienced NICU Registered Nurse to join our team! This is a PRN position working 1-2 shifts per week, or as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Based on nursing assessment, collaborates tocreate, modify and re-prioritize patient plan of care as necessary

  • Recognizes and reports changes in thepatient's clinical condition. Identifiesactual and potential health problems and their implications based on observeddata/signs

  • Recognizes implications of abnormal diagnostictests and follows through (lab, NST, OCT, US, x-rays/scans, vital signs)

  • Proficient at Gestational/Age MaturityRating Scale, Neonatal Abstinence Scoring, breast/bottle feeding, GlucoseProtocol, bathing and daily care, oxygen setup, discharge teaching/planning,circumcision care/teaching and PKU

  • Promptly identifies and interprets subtleand early indicators of crisis situation and intervenes (e.g. recognizes patientchanges when precipitous delivery is imminent and prepares for deliver)

  • Proficient with equipment specific tonursery, radiant warmers, incubators, Bili lights, bili blankets, Spacelabs andDinemapp vital signs machines, scales and pulse oximeters

  • Demonstrates competency to manage all areasof emergency nursing involving different body systems within age specificcriteria

  • Responds to additional unit needs duringcrisis and coordinates neonatal transport

  • Documents findings and communicates allpertinent information to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate

  • Provides education topatients/families/significant others, incorporating age-specific criteria and assessmentof readiness to learn

  • Performs Point of Care procedures in atimely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complieswith all Point of Care quality control standards

  • Delegates appropriately to non-licensedstaff in accordance with job descriptions, license requirements, and standardsof practice

  • Participates in developing other staff andaffiliating students

  • Demonstrates willingness to Cross-trainand/or assist other areas of the hospital accepting assignments withincompetency level, as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate s degree in Nursing(ADN) from an accredited RN program. Bachelor s degree in Nursing (BSN)preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of NICU experience

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse inTexas, or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact

  • Current American Heart Association (AHA)approved Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire. NeonatalResuscitation Program (NRP) certification required within 90 days of hire

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay Shift Differentials

  • Matching 401(K)

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Opportunities for career advancement

  • Rewards and recognition programs

  • Additional perks and discounts

Job: Obstetrics (Labor & Delivery , Maternal Child)

Organization: Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Location: TX-Cedar Park

Requisition ID: 1830279