RN Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Job Description

OverviewSchedule: Full-Time, 7P-7AThe Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (F5/H5). This is a 64 bed NICU with single-room design providing care for early high-risk, low birth weight infants as well as acutely ill full term newborns. NICU is a Level IIIB Nursery and provides 24/7 physician and nursing care to serve the citizens of the State of Arkansas. High level developmental and technological care is combined with the specialized neonatal expertise of our health care team. The dedication of our NICU team allows us to provide patient- and family-centered care through Comfort, Hope and Healing to each infant and their family.The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans. UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick LeaveEducation discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMSBasic Life Insurance up to $50,000Career Training and Educational OpportunitiesMerchant DiscountsConcierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.Salary offered commensurate with experience.ResponsibilitiesRegistered Nurse delivers nursing care for patients in within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. Collects and documents assessment data. Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard. Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning. Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. Acts as a resource/supports others. Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff.QualificationsRequired:Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing.Valid RN License1 year of Registered Nursing experienceExcellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.Preferred:2 or more years of nursing experience with current BLS. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. Associated topics: asn, care, ccu, hospice, intensive, mhb, psychatric, recovery, tcu, unit