Nurse, Neonatal ICU, PRN

BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, MO

  • Industry: Healthcare - Nursing - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Employment Status: PRN
More Information:

For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit StLouisChildrens.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Overview

Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care to critical neonatal patients who require a high level of clinical expertise.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning.
  • Understands the unique learning needs of patients and families who are experiencing a life crisis. Educates patients and their families on disease process, management of illness/injury/treatment, support resources, infection prevention techniques, and essential daily tasks to prepare for discharge.
  • Demonstrates expertise and critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate patient's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs of the most critical patients, including: - post-operative care - congenital diaphragmatic hernia - very low birth weight infants < 26 wks - severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy - septic shock and multi-system organ failure - provide critical patient care and advanced airway and ventilatory management.
  • Evaluates patient's response to complex critical treatment modalities and modifies plan of care accordingly throughout the patient's stay.
  • Provides care to acutely and critically ill neonates in a highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment. These infants are facing life-threatening problems which require extensive medication protocols and therapies. Educates families on infants' diagnoses, management, support resources, infection prevention techniques, and essential daily tasks to prepare for discharge.
  • Minimum Requirements

    Degree

  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's
  • Experience

  • 2-5 years
  • Licenses & Certifications

  • RN
  • Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification
  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise
  • Additional Job Information

  • PRN Schedule -
  • Day/Night - 12 Hour Shift(s) -
  • Weekend Rotation as Required by Department -
  • Holiday Rotation -
  • On Call -
  • Expert Pay -
  • Non-Benefit Eligible -
  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    - Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    - 401(k) plan
    - Tuition Assistance
    - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    - On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    - Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Equal Opportunity Employer


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