REGISTERED NURSE – NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU) (23701545)

Location: Hawaii - Tripler Army Medical Center
Duration: Full Time
Job ID: 23701545
Company: CentralCare, Incorporated
Contact: Multiple
Job Posted: 08/12/22

REGISTERED NURSE – NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU) - 23701545

Tripler Army Medical Center

Honolulu, Hawaii

Registered Nurse – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

 

Contract Health Care Professionals (HCPs) shall perform essentially the same services as those required by any Army or Government service HCP of similar experience and in similar duty assignments. Therefore, while specific tasks are outlined as listed below, responsibilities include but are not necessarily inclusive of tasks in which the HCP shall provide.

All services shall be performed in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics of the medical, and specialty professions/organizations. The standards of performance for all HCP provided by contractor shall reflect the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent Registered Nurse – NICU. 

Required Qualification:

 

  • Degree/Education: Must be a graduate of a nursing program accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National League for Nursing. If candidate is an international nurse graduate from jurisdictions other the [link removed], must possess a valid certification for Full Education Course-by-Course Report by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Schools. 
  • Experience: Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse with at least one (1) year of experience within the last three years caring for neonates in a Level III Neonatal Intensive as a registered nurse
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Certifications: Must hold current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

 

Job Responsibilities. Registered Nurse – NICU’s areas of responsibility shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following.

  • Perform and record comprehensive physical assessments of critically-ill term and premature infants to include monitoring of vital signs, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological status, intake and output, potential complications associated with birth and/or prematurity, family interactions and bonding behaviors.
  • Recognize significant changes in the neonates’ status which are indicative of complications and/or the need for emergency treatment, taking nursing action, and/or reports changes to physician, as appropriate.
  • Operate complex monitoring equipment to include pulse oximetry, infant care systems, Cardiovascular monitoring, phototherapy, bedside glucose monitoring, chest tube/replogle/oral/nasal/gastric suctioning devises, oxygen therapy equipment to include ventilators, high-flow nasal cannula, nasal cpap, high frequency ossicilators and nitric oxide delivery
  • Administers ophthalmic and intramuscular medications, IV medications via peripheral and central indwelling catheters to include PICC lines utilizing syringe pumps.
  • Obtain blood samples from heel sticks, peripheral and central arterial and venous sampling.
  • Participate as part of the health care team in preparing families to care for their infants at home through individualized education regarding diagnoses as well as basic infant care and safety and breastfeeding.
  • May be required to work in Pediatric Wards/Clinics or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

 

Staffing and Scheduling:

The performance hours of the MTF are as follows:

  • 12 hour shifts, 72 hours every two weeks; rotating nights, weekends, and holidays


Required Qualification:

 

  • Degree/Education: Must be a graduate of a nursing program accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National League for Nursing. If candidate is an international nurse graduate from jurisdictions other the [link removed], must possess a valid certification for Full Education Course-by-Course Report by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Schools. 
  • Experience: Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse with at least one (1) year of experience within the last three years caring for neonates in a Level III Neonatal Intensive as a registered nurse
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Certifications: Must hold current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)