Internal Traveler - RN
- Norfolk, VA
- Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters - Main Hospital
- Emergency Department ER
- Full -time - Days/Nights
The CHKD RN – Internal Traveler Program (RN-ITP) provides short-term 13-week assignments for eligible candidates to fill staffing needs. RNs will be eligible for up to 3 renewable 13-week assignments into critical specialty groups across the CHKDHS. Plans, provides and monitors individualized nursing care in response to specific patient needs within a defined scope of practice. Provides developmentally appropriate psychosocial and clinical care respective to the assigned patient population. Reports to departmental management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides developmentally appropriate psychosocial and clinical care.
- Plans, provides, and monitors specific patient needs following established policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
- Current Virginia state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse holding a valid Compact State license.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Must have an Associates in Nursing/Diploma in Nursing with applicable experience. BSN is preferred.
- 2 or more years of pediatric ED hospital experience required.
- BLS/CPR Training required.
- PALS for ER, PICU, Sedation, and Respiratory care unit required.
- ACLS is strongly preferred for all Critical Care Units.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
- Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse and other clinical providers
- Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
- Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
- Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
- Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
- Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
- Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
- Able to use computer and learn new software programs
- Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
- Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
- Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
- Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
- Expected to work in a patient care environment with minimal exposure to environmental hazards such as, but not limited to, excessive noise, dust, or extremes in temperatures. Exposure to communicable diseases and moderately adverse working conditions due to the need to perform certain patient care activities can be expected.
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