• Childrens National Health System
  • Washington, DC
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 715 Gallatin St NW

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Description

Childrens National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nations children since 1870. Childrens National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four childrens hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Childrens Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Childrens National is one of the nations top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Childrens National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

Children's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000 employees provides world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Childrens National is a Magnet designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.

Were more than just a hospital; were a health system for kids. From our main hospital to our outpatient centers and primary care facilities, we are dedicated to serving childrens health needs in any illness or injury.

Our Children's Adolescent Health Center Clinic seeks experienced RN candidates with at least 1-2 years of experience. PEDS experience helpful.

Adolescent Health Center at Children's Sheikh Zayed Campus provides comprehensive, primary care for adolescents ages 12 to 21. Some 10 and 11 year olds are treated if developmentally mature. Physicians in the Adolescent Health Center also serve as sub-specialty care consultants for community healthcare providers who refer their patients to the center.

This Clinic provides care for children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age.Services available:

Physical exams and immunizations

Urgent medical care

Treatment for asthma

Allergy shots

Nutritional support and counseling

Contraception counseling and family planning

Pregnancy testing and referral

HIV antibody counseling and testing

HIV disease treatment (Burgess Clinic)

Substance abuse counseling

Treatment for common adolescent issues, including eating disorders, acne and gynecological problems, including sexually transmitted diseases

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Childrens National 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. Childrens National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and wellbeing of the community at large.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
BSN

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Or equivalent experience in a related field preferred. (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
5 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Nursing experience.

Demonstrated experience in a charge nurse role in a comparable setting. Minimum of one-year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting. Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated nursing leadership experience. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice/Research
1. Participate in/support Shared Leadership.
2. Contribute to CNMCs Magnet Journey.
3. Ensure that nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
4. Accountable to support/participate the Division of Nursings Performance Improvement process.
5. Participate in community activities.

Implements Nursing Process
1. Function as a resource in the charge nurse role for all aspects of patient care delivery.
2. Continuously evaluate patient care delivered to all patients and families.
3. Maintain knowledge and responsibility for patients on the unit.
4. Assume direct patient care responsibility as needed, to meet identified patient care needs.

Communication Channels
1. Utilizes therapeutic communication when dealing with patients and families.
2. Demonstrates skillful communication by adapting techniques based on the situation.
3. Collaborates with staff, patients/families, and members of the health care team to facilitate patient outcomes.
4. Written communication reflects clear concise, goal directed, and objective information.
5. Leads hospital/division projects or committees.

Leadership
1. Manage conflict effectively by giving feedback in a constructive, positive, and objective manner.
2. Assist staff in conflict resolution.
3. Assist staff to evaluate their own behavior and its impact on others.
4. Organize unit operations for the delivery of patient care and identified outcomes.
5. Prioritize and direct unit to ensure quality care.
6. Facilitate changes by actively participating in the change process.
7. Maintain and encourage unit cohesiveness by maintaining a productive work atmosphere.
8. Support staff through stressful situations.
9. Commend work efforts of staff.
10. Utilize critical thinking skills to problem solve unit issues.
11. Complete performance evaluations for assigned staff in a timely manner.
12. Plan activities to meet own educational needs.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals

3. Receptive to others ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment

2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently

2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance


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