Clinical Nurse II - NICU
Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Why Work at Children's....
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric
healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908,
Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted
to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as
one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World
Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and
internationally recognized medical, research and education programs
as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout
Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare
professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric
specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main
campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you,
and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: NICU - 4th Floor
Hours per week: 36, eligible for benefits
Shift: Night shift 645pm-715am, holiday and weekend
Provides Family-Centered Care as demonstrated by recognizing the
patient, family and/or designee as a full partner in providing
compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's
preferences, values, and needs. Assumes active role in clinical
education of patients, families and staff. Functions effectively
within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open
communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to
achieve quality patient care. Integrates best current evidence with
clinical expertise for delivery of optimal health care. Uses data
to monitor the outcomes of care processes and uses improvement
methods to test changes to continuously improve the quality and
safety of health care systems. Minimizes risk of harm to patients
and providers through both system effectiveness and individual
performance. Uses information and technology to communicate, manage
knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. Serves as
an agent of change within the organization, as demonstrated by one
of the following; involved in unit and/or organizational
activities, professional development activities, maintain Magnet--
recognized certification, member of a professional organization
and/ or active participant in community advocacy or volunteer
Population Specific Care
- a.) Neonate -
- b.) Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr
- c.) Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs
- d.) Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs
- e.) School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs
- f.) Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs
- g.) Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of
the following essential functions. (These examples do not include
all of the functions which the employee may be expected to
Family-Centered Care: Recognize the patient or designee as the
source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and
coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences,
values, and needs.
- Delivers patient and family centered care incorporating the
nursing process while providing developmentally appropriate,
culturally sensitive, evidence based care. Actively anticipates
changes in patient outcomes/ unit needs in the provision of
- Care is guided by the Professional Practice Model throughout
the continuum of care.
- Communicate and advocate patient values, preferences and
expressed needs as part of implementation of care plan, evaluation
of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs to the
interdisciplinary team. Initiates and anticipates individualized
care and education for patients/families across the continuum using
an interdisciplinary approach
Teamwork & Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and
inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual
respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient
- Applies communication practices that minimize risks across
transitions of care.
- Presents own perspective and supporting evidence in patient
care and team discussions.
- Collaborates with team members in shared decision making.
Evidence Based Practice: Integrate best current evidence with
clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for
delivery of optimal health care.
- Identifies key concepts of research and evidence based
- Participates in structuring the work environment to facilitate
integration of new evidence into standards of practice.
- Recognizes and communicates the need for revision of hospital
and departmental policies procedures, practice guidelines, and/or
measures for clinical practice evaluation.
- Recognizes the standard of care provided by the applicable
professional organization and /or association.
Quality Improvement: Use data to monitor the outcomes of care
processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to
continuously improve the quality and safety of health care
- Utilizes outcome data at the patient level to make care
- Participates in the quality improvement activities and uses
quality measures to understand individual and unit performance.
Safety: Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through
both system effectiveness and individual performance.
- Utilizes and discusses policy, procedures, and guidelines to
- Communicates observations or concerns related to unsafe
situations that pose a risk to patients, families or the health
Informatics: Use information and technology to communicate, manage
knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Recognizes and applies information and technology of patient
and unit outcomes to facilitate communication, clinical decision
making, error prevention, and care coordination.
- Navigates and documents in the EMR to support patient care.
Leadership: Agents of change within the organization, involved in
committees, professional development and supports organizational
goals, as well as, active participants in the community. Nurses
support organizational goals, advance the nursing profession, and
enhance professional development by extending their influence to
professional and community groups.
- Works within scope of practice and delegates according to Nurse
- Participates in shared governance activities.
- Seeks opportunities to participate in professional development
activities such as:
- continuing education activities,
- a nursing or professional health organization
- certification in clinical specialty
- community service and/or grass roots advocacy
- Participates in education by precepting and the education of
orientees, peers and students and acting as a clinical
- Expert knowledge in medical/ clinical operations.
- Expert knowledge in principles of communication: verbal and
written, to deal with all levels of personnel.
- Excellent customer service skills with hospital/ clinic staff,
children, parents, and visitors.
- Solid knowledge of computer use and software to include MS
office and other software used for hospital operations.
- Ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast paced
- Ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Skill in developing and maintain effective working
relationships with personnel.
- Ability to utilize motivational techniques to develop
leadership and decision-making within thedepartment.
SCOPE AND LEVEL
Guidelines: Developmental, standard, or intermediate level.
Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly
applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired
results are explained by general oral or written instructions.
Complexity: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted
in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily
applies standardized practices.
Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized
situations are limited to relating organizational policies to
specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems
that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are
taken up with the supervisor.
Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where
explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or
presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required
within the parameters of the job function.
Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a
standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to
the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction.
Work product is subject to continual review.
- EDUCATION - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
- EXPERIENCE - One year nursing experience. NICU level III-IV
- LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION(S) - Registered Nurse (RN) license;
BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months
left before expiration is required upon hire.
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
- Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
- Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
- Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
- Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
- Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
- General Activity: Sit: 2-4 hrs. per day
- General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hrs. per day
- Motion: Bend: 1/3 or more of time
- Motion: Carry: 1/3 or more of time
- Motion: Climb: Up to 1/3 of time
- Motion: Lift: 1/3 or more of time
- Motion: Pull: 1/3 or more of time
- Motion: Push: 1/3 or more of time
- Motion: Reach: 1/3 or more of time
- Motion: Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time
- Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census
- Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to unsteady or falling
patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a
patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or
bear the full weight of a patient
- Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of
- Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 25 pounds: 1/3 or more of
- Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of
- Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
- Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
- Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the
questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or
discrimination based on non-job-related information.
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