Registered Nurse II


***** ***** Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., was established in 1870 to help every child grow up stronger. Today, it is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the nation. We are ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report.

***** ***** is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. The ***** ***** Research & Innovation Campus opened in 2021, a first-of-its-kind pediatric hub dedicated to developing new and better ways to care for kids. ***** ***** 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.

***** ***** is home to the ***** ***** Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. 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. As a non-profit, ***** ***** relies on generous donors to help ensure that every child receives the care they need.

In our state-of-the-art Cardiac ICU, our team of pediatric heart specialists is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our most vulnerable patients.

We designed our 26 bed Cardiac ICU around a dual philosophy: a high-tech environment with a family-friendly feel. We believe that both of these aspects of our Cardiac ICU are vital to our patients’ well-being and long-term health.

The CICU staff includes an integrated cardiac team with all sub-specialists readily available and accessible. The unit-based staff includes a dedicated pharmacist, respiratory therapist, social worker, nurses, as well as physicians from the divisions of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery. ***** CICU is home to an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) center of excellence for ECMO services in children. The CICU also has VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) and heart transplant programs.

***** ***** Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 70 bed Level IV NICU. Care is delivered to infants and families transported from approximately 40 regional community hospitals in three states. The patient ages typically range from 23 weeks gestation to 37 weeks gestation, term infants and older children with multiple disease processes. Comprehensive services include medical-surgical care for infants with conditions including but not limited to pre-maturity, genetic disorders, pulmonary disorders and cardiac disorders. The unit also provides for the inter-hospital transportation of infants as well as ECMO services.

In 1975, ***** ***** Hospital opened one of the first intensive care units dedicated for children in the United States. While advances in technology have changed the look of our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), an enduring hallmark of our care is an emphasis on comfort for patients and compassion for the entire family.

The PICU is a state-of-the-art 47 bed unit designed with the family in mind. In addition to creating a child-friendly environment, there are special waiting and resting areas for families to enable them to stay near their child. Our team offers the most current therapies for cardiac, pulmonary, and neurologic injury. ***** was one of the first pediatric hospitals to use the CereTom Portable CT Scanner, which delivers high-resolution images that help diagnose head and neck injuries.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) previously awarded the ***** ***** Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The three-year award marks an important milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment. The silver-level designation signifies continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care and shows alignment practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

***** ***** serves as the primary referral center in the Washington, DC region for pediatric emergency, trauma, cardiac, and critical care. Annually, the PICU treats more than 1,500 patients with a wide variety of conditions from across the United States and abroad, including:

Cardiac disease
Genetic disorders
Multiple organ failure
Pulmonary disease
Traumatic injury
Traumatic burn injury

Surgical Services at the main hospital campus is equipped and available to provide 24 hours a day, seven days a week surgical care.
The Perioperative Department consists of the following areas:
• Surgery Preparation
• Operating Rooms (17 O.R.’s and 2 Procedure Rooms)
• Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU-12 prep and 35 post anesthesia bays)
• Sterile Processing Department (SPD)
• Radiology
• Endoscopy
In our delivery of care we aim for quality healthcare that is: patient centered, safe, timely, efficient, equitable, and effective. The department is engaged in quality, performance improvement and research to provide care that has the patient and family in mind.
Perioperative Services’ mission is facilitated through a culture of safety. The focus of care is on the patient, family, and the environment. The department strives for an environment that enables the provision for safe patient care, excellence in performance, improvement in our process, and positive health outcomes.
***** ***** surgery center performs nearly 17,000 procedures each year on infants, children and adolescents, including kidney transplants, scoliosis, hernia repairs, and procedures to treat disorders and abnormalities of the esophagus and trachea. Other special services include corneal implants and cataract surgeries, and we specialize in cochlear implant for the ear. ***** surgeons perform laser surgery and employ many types of minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.
***** ***** has a world-class team of pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and support staff who have developed a variety of programs designed with children in mind. One of our newest additions is the DaVinci robot and MRI suite.
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 Magnet re-designation, Demonstrate critical thinking skills, Communicate plan of care, Independently initiate escalation of issues, Demonstrate proper use of hand off processes, Demonstrate collegial relationship with staff, Implement change support, Role model behavior of empathy and concern, Maintain regulatory requirements, Plan and attend mandatory education, Participate in evaluations, Support department goals and safety standards, Collaborate with healthcare team, Utilize resources effectively, Utilize assessment data, Demonstrate clinical skills, Prioritize and organize patient care, Adhere to documentation standards, Plan for educational needs, Demonstrate caring in encounters, Speak up for safety, Validate information, Act to resolve uncertainties, Promote safety, Attend to details, Identify improvement opportunities, Meet self-learning needs, Ensure evidence-based care, Uphold core principles, Commit to diversity, Maintain integrity, Maintain confidentiality, Anticipate and respond to customer needs, Demonstrate teamwork and respectful communication, Contribute to positive work environment, Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change, Identify opportunities for improvement, Make appropriate decisions, Use resources efficiently, Search for cost-effective solutions.
Desired Qualification
ADN Associate Degree in Nursing, BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia
Full Time
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