RN NICU New Graduate Nurse Residency | SEPTEMBER 2024

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The summer NICU new grad program for May 2024 graduates will begin in September, 2024.
The 12-month 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).
6E-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.
***** ***** NICU is a regional referral center for neonatal patients requiring ECMO therapy for respiratory failure, and for neonatal patients requiring whole body cooling for treatment of birth asphyxia/hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
The Neonatal-Brain Protection Program is co-managed by a team of neonatal-neurologists in collaboration with neonatal attendings specializing in neonatal brain issues. The neonatal-neurology team consult and work with the neonatologists in the development of care and neuromonitoring protocols for infants with potential brain injury. This team works with the neuroimaging team radiology, and conducts translational research in the Fetal/Translational Program in the area of neonatal brain injury.
The neonatology division provides consultation services to the Fetal/Translational Program as needed for maternal referrals, and neonatology support for delivery room stabilization of high risk patients being delivered at ***** *****.
Nurse Residency Program Details Here!
***** ***** Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals. It is ranked top 10 in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. ***** ***** is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2021, the ***** ***** Research & Innovation Campus opened, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. ***** ***** 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 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.

Roles Responsibility
Contribute to MagnetTM re-designation, Demonstrate critical thinking skills, Recognize need to escalate patient care issues, Utilize the currently identified process to ensure accurate handoff, Cooperate in the implementation of change and support management decisions, Demonstrate ability to work cohesively with ancillary staff, Demonstrate empathy, concern, and a desire to be helpful to others, Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements, Participate in performance appraisal and peer review, Support department goals for formal education, ***** certification, ***** safety standards, and service excellence, Gather 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
Desired Qualification
ADN Associate Degree in Nursing, BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Type
Full Time
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