Registered Nurse I (New Graduate Nurse) Surgical Care Unit (Jul/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 evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s ***** is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. 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.
BEACON Gold Designated Surgical Care Unit is a 31-bed surgical/trauma unit, with cardio/respiratory monitoring capability for each bed. The unit specializes in the delivery of family centered nursing care for patients with surgical conditions including any orthopedic conditions from infancy through adolescence. Significant subgroups of patients include but are not limited:

Pediatric General Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic trauma
Spina Bifida
Spinal fusion
Bariatric Surgery

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 skills, Recognize need to escalate patient care issues, Utilize accurate hand off process, Work cohesively with ancillary staff, Cooperate in change implementation, Demonstrate empathy, Complete mandatory education and regulatory requirements, Participate in performance appraisal, Support department goals, Gather physical and psychosocial data, Demonstrate clinical skills, Develop assessment and prioritization skills, Complete timely documentation, Proactively plan educational needs, Organize care efficiently, Demonstrate caring in patient encounters, Speak up for safety, Verify information for decision making, Demonstrate clear communication, Promote safety, Attend to important details, Participate in quality improvement efforts, Maintain awareness of specialty changes, Partner in organizational mission, Uphold core principles, Commit to diversity, Demonstrate personal and professional integrity, Maintain confidentiality, Anticipate and responds to customer needs, Demonstrate collaborative behavior, Partner with team members, Contribute to positive work environment, Demonstrate flexibility, Identify opportunities for improvement, Make sound decisions, Use resources efficiently, Search for cost-effective solutions
Desired Qualification
ASN Associate's Degree in Nursing, BSN Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Full Time
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