Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager, the Maternal Child Resource RN provides optimal patient care utilizing knowledge and skills within the context of evidence based nursing practice and the theory of human caring. The RN is accountable for individualized patient care and outcomes over an entire episode of care.
Nature and Scope:
The Maternal Child Resource RN must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent patients and families.
The Maternal Child Resource RN must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department special populations competency standards.
When possible, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts of this position. The Maternal Child Resource RN coordinates care between other professionals.
Evidence based nursing practice, along with critical thinking skills are required to provide optimally safe patient care when interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
Maternal Child Resource RNs areas in the maternal child module which include PICU, Pediatric Emergency Department, NICU and Post Partum. The Pediatric Resource RNs must demonstrate mastery of one critical care specialty within designated float areas.
This position will work one major holiday per year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) AND one minor holiday per year (President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Nevada Day, and/or Veteran's Day).
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.
Minimum one year of acute care experience in Maternal Child Services, or equivalent required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.
BLS required upon hire. NRP, STABLE, and PALS required within six months of hire.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.