Staff Nurse- NICU - University Hospital

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

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Job Title:
Staff Nurse- NICU - University Hospital

University Hospital | 6 Doan Hall, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Job Description
Scope of Position: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?s mission is to improve health in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education, and patient care. The team provides patient care and supportive services directed towards achievement of positive patient care outcomes, maximizing the patient?s involvement in his/her own plan of care and reducing the length of hospitalization, The staff nurse plays a critical role in staff engagement , the patient experience, quality and safety, and cost effective care.
Position Summary: The Staff Nurse is responsible for managing and providing care to the patient and his/her family, and for directing and supervising nursing care provided by other members of the patient care team. The Staff Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, delegating and evaluating the nursing care of patients in alignment with the professional practice model.
Minimum Education Required
2-Year College Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a Major in nursing
Additional Education Desired
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a Major in nursing
Required Qualifications
Degree in Nursing from a CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited nursing program required. Current Ohio license or interim permit. *Experience in relevant care setting preferred.

95% Duties and Responsibilities:

Health Care Delivery: Participates in our innovative healthcare delivery model that delivers high value care with unparalleled patient experience.

Applies the nursing process to all areas of practice.

Establishes a patient plan of care; provides patient education related to patient’s condition, therapeutic regimen, and self-care measures; evaluates effectiveness of patient education.

Provides care according to patient needs; performs specialized nursing care procedures as outlined in department/unit specific competency profiles.

Provides discharge planning that begins on admission according to patient need, coordinates patient care, admissions, transfers, and discharges.  Matching nurses with specific skills to patients with specific needs.

Provides interdisciplinary communication to enhance the patient plan of care.

Enhances patient experience with high value care.

Actively participates in performance improvement initiatives positively affecting quality and safety.

Responds to urgent situations and assumes an active role to enhance emergency care needed for positive patient outcomes.

Adheres to regulatory compliance standards. 

Talent and Culture:  Supports an environment to attract and develop a diverse and talented team of people committed to creating a culture of innovation and discovery.

Promotes a safe, positive, and healthy work environment.

Contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of the team in order to support retention, engagement, and professional culture.

Interdisciplinary collaboration with others

In collaboration and with the direction of the nurse manager, may assume additional leadership responsibilities

Embody the Buckeye spirit through our shared values: Inclusiveness, Determination, Empathy, Sincerity, Ownership, and Innovation

Biomedical Discoveries: Encourages scientific curiosity and determination.

Participates in evidence-based practice and or nursing research through clinical inquiry to improve care.

Describes clinical problems using the evidence.

Promotes a culture of evidence-based practice for problem solving and clinical decision-making.

Implement an innovative multidisciplinary education model to educate the most diverse and sought after health professionals in the world.

Attends mandatory education

Maintains appropriate competencies

Participates in professional development opportunities

Participates in the orientation and mentoring of new employees (experienced and new graduates) to support our academic values

Attends and /or presents unit in-services to support growth and development

Healthy Communities: Create healthy communities by addressing Ohio’s most pressing health needs.

Acknowledge that nurses have a unique role and nursing participation can support medical center strategies to improve community health.

Identify opportunities to participate in community organizations and initiatives. Track and communicate individual and unit-level activity.

Encourage patients to be an active participant in their care.

Resource Stewardship: Be a responsible steward of all resources.

Identify opportunities to improve processes that reduce waste in the system.

Actively support operational and financial initiatives.

Understand Nursing philanthropic efforts, priorities and opportunity to develop pipeline.

Recognize critical role that nursing plays in care delivery, outcomes, and the potential for impact on philanthropic interests of grateful patients and others.

Additional Information:

Doan Hall (0089)

Position Type:

Scheduled Hours:

Third Shift

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