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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in Olympia, WA at Capital Medical Center

Date Posted: 6/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SIGN-ON BONUS: $20,000

Position Summary:
Responsible / accountable for admitting, treating, providing care for and discharging high risk and unassigned newborns as scheduled by CMC. Provides call coverage for off hours and weekends. Provides leadership and education for Women’s Services staff in the care of the sick / acutely ill newborn. Works with the Director of Women’s Services to assess, evaluate and maintain nursery equipment in optimal functioning state. Works with staff, physicians, and the Director of Women’s Services to review, edit, update nursery policies on a regular basis in order to meet the regulatory requirements of both the State of Washington and JCAHO. Participate in Perinatal Committee activities. Perinatal / Women’s services representative to QIC.

As Registered Nurse utilizes the knowledge base of nursing education and experience in order to deliver nursing care using the nursing process according to hospital policies, procedures and protocols. The RN responds to life-threatening situations with appropriate nursing interventions. The RN organizes patient care delivery by prioritizing, delegating, delivering and evaluating on an ongoing basis.

Job Requirements

SIGN-ON BONUS: $20,000

Position Qualifications:
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. Post graduate degree.
3. WA NNP license with accreditation
4. More than 5 years experience.
5. AHA Heathcare BLS
6. NRP

Essential Job Functions*:
1. Provides clinical leadership in formulating, maintaining, modifying, and evaluating an individualized age specific problem based on the patient’s assessed needs. Completes admission H & P and discharge summary in a timely manner. Ensures that documentation of patient care and medical records are completed and written according to law and hospital policy and procedures. Observes for abuse and reports to appropriate individual per department policies and documents notification of appropriate agency (CPS, APS).
2. Provides medical and nursing care services high risk and unassigned newborns based on newborn and pediatric specialty standards of practice. Admits, treats, discharges, and provides for the continuum of care high risk, sick and unassigned newborns. Adheres to clinical privilege listing and maintains clinical skills. Recognizes, reports, documents and provides or seeks appropriate intervention for signs and symptoms of complication or changes in status. Initiates patient care orders appropriately. Seeks counsel from physician sponsor when appropriate. Responds appropriately to life threatening situations in newborn nursery.
3. Plans, provides and evaluates family education specific to the patient’s assessed needs. Instructs family regarding equipment that may be required during treatment of newborn, community resources and course of treatment. Provides family with emotional support. Ensures the family understand continuum of care required and other discharge instructions. Plans for continuum of care and discharges patient’s appropriately. Collaborates with case managers for making appropriate continuum of care arrangements.
4. Continually evaluates role as ARNP newborn nursery. Identifies, develops and implements improvements so as to continually meet the needs of patients. Participates in the developing, executing, and periodic review of hospital medical policy, procedures, and performance improvement activities and makes recommendation for changes.
5. Serves as a resource person for staff, within the Women’s Services department and hospital medical staff. Conducts retrospective chart reviews and practice updates with Pediatrician on a regular basis, identifies problems and implements changes as required / necessary.
6. Delegates treatments and procedures to appropriate personnel and monitors clinical competencies of the nursing staff. Ensures problems encountered with patients, physicians, or family members are resolved or documented for follow-up.
7. Communicates, collaborates with the department director, clinical director, and Chief Operating Officer with respect to day to day operations, cost control and effective utilization of resources, and to future goals of the hospital and clinic.
8. Assess community health care needs and serves as a resource person to the community appropriate. Demonstrates an appreciation of cost factors in the performance of duties, maximizes cost efficiency.

Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
1. Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
2. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
3. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.
4. Must be able to be flexible and work variable hours as needed to support education and both day and night shift.


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