Registered Nurse I (New Graduate Nurse) Hematology Oncology Care Unit (July/Aug start)


The 12-month Pediatric Nurse Residency Program, also known as our Transition to Practice Program (TPP), is designed to provide the nurse resident with an opportunity to transition into the role of a professional nurse under the guidance and support of our clinical nursing staff, nurse educators and program facilitators.
The program includes a Human Resources orientation, a Unit-Based orientation, and acute and critical care tracks.
The acute and critical care tracks include curricula designed to augment the learning experience for the nurse resident through professional development and to achieve the overall goals of the program. The acute care track includes nurse residents from inpatient acute care, radiology, psychiatry and peri-operative services. The critical care track includes nurse residents from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department (at Sheikh Zayed Campus and United Medical Center).
Children’s ***** Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates over 150 years of pediatric care, research, and commitment to community. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals. It is ranked No.5 ***** Hospital in the nation and highly ranked in all specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s ***** has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia. Children’s ***** is home to the Children’s ***** Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation’s seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional, and ***** levels.
Hematology/Oncology Care Unit: The 32-bed inpatient unit admits children of all ages with hematological and/or oncology, and blood and marrow transplant inpatient clinical needs. They work closely with the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic and Infusion clinic to meet patient’s needs.
Significant populations include:

Newly diagnosed oncology diseases (leukemia/lymphoma, solid tumors, neuro oncology)
Sickle cell disease
Pain crisis in hemoglobinopathy
Anemia/blood disorders
Acute chest syndrome/pneumonia
Blood and marrow and hematopoectic stem cell transplantation

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, ***** and specialty nursing standards, ***** ***** 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. ***** ***** supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.

Roles Responsibility
Contribute to MagnetTM re-designation, Demonstrate critical thinking, Recognize need to escalate patient care issues, Utilize accurate hand off, Work cohesively with ancillary staff, Cooperate in change implementation, Demonstrate empathy, Complete mandatory education and requirements, Participate in peer review, Support department goals, Gather patient data, Demonstrate clinical skills, Develop assessment and prioritization skills, Complete documentation, Plan proactively for educational needs, Organize care, Demonstrate caring in encounters, Speak up for safety, Validate and verify information, Actively promote safety, Attend carefully to important details, Participate in quality improvement efforts, Maintain awareness of changes, Uphold core principles, Commit to diversity, Demonstrate personal and professional integrity, Maintain confidentiality, Anticipate and respond to customer needs, Demonstrate collaborative behavior, Partner with team members, Maintain positive work environment, Demonstrate flexibility, Identify opportunities for improvement, Make sound decisions, Use resources efficiently, Search for cost-effective solutions
Desired Qualification
Minimum EducationAssociate's Degree ASN (Required)Bachelor's Degree BSN (Preferred)Minimum Work Experience0 years (Required)Required Skills/KnowledgeThe licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s *****.Identify resources and know when to ask for assistance.Demonstrated leadership and management skills.Identify self learning needs and seek resources to meet those needs.Required Licenses and CertificationsRegistered Nurse Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice. (Required)Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Required)Functional AccountabilitiesTransformational LeadershipContribute to MagnetTM re-designation as evidenced by timely annual completion of professional profile and participation in relevant councils, committees, task forces and/or community outreach. Demonstrate critical thinking skills as evidenced by successful completion of change project. Recognize need to escalate patient care issues via chain of command. Utilize the currently identified process to ensure accurate hand off. Demonstrate ability to work cohesively with ancillary staff to meet patient care needs. Cooperate in the implementation of change and support management decisions. Demonstrate empathy , concern and a desire to be helpful to others. Structural EmpowermentComplete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements and participates in professional activities to enhance nursing practice. Participate in performance appraisal and peer review. Support department goals for formal education, ***** certification, ***** safety standards and service excellence. Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare team and is viewed positively by coworkers. Exemplary Professional PracticeGather physical and psychosocial data on patient and family and complete accurate and timely patient assessment.Demonstrate clinical skills necessary to care for assigned patients.Develop assessment, organizational and prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical needs change throughout the shift.Complete documentation in accordance with policies and procedures.Continually assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout hospital/clinic stay and before time of discharge.Organize care to complete assignment on time.Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.SafetySpeak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performanc Organizational AccountabilitiesNew Knowledge, Innovations, and ImprovementsParticipate in efforts to optimize unit and hospital operations through quality improvement (rounding, handwashing etc.).Maintain awareness of changes or new information related to specialty area.Organizational Commitment/IdentificationPartner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organizationCommitted to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differencesDemonstrate personal and professional integrityMaintain confidentiality at all timesCustomer ServiceAnticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are metTeamwork/CommunicationDemonstrate collaborative and respectful behaviorPartner with all team members to achieve goalsReceptive to others’ ideas and opinionsPerformance Improvement/Problem-solvingContribute to a positive work environmentDemonstrate flexibility and willingness to changeIdentify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processesMake appropriate decisions, using sound judgmentCost Management/Financial ResponsibilityUse resources efficientlySearch for less costly ways of doing things
Full Time
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