Children’s National Ambulatory Surgery Center in Montgomery County, Maryland is a state-of-the-art surgical facility specifically for children.
We offer a wide range of outpatient specialty surgical services for children in our two operating rooms, staffed by our nationally-recognized pediatric surgeons.
Children’s National is ranked #6 nationally by U.S. News & World Report and is regularly named a Top Children's Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, which recognizes excellence in safety and quality. Children’s National is Magnet-designated, a recognition given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery, affirming our commitment to family-centered care.
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's 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. Children's National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well-being of the community at large.
Associate's Degree Required, BSN Strongly Preferred
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
3 years in a surgical setting
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of operating room experience required. Prefer experience in multiple services. Prefer experience in at least three of the following specialty: Neurosurgery, Ortho- Spine, Cardiac, Davinci Robotic, Kidney transplant operating room experience. Pediatric operating room experience a plus.
Required Licenses an (Required)
The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National. Must maintain proficiency in at least three or more of the following services; Kidney Transplant, Davinci-Robotic, Ortho-spine, Neurosurgery or Cardiac surgery. Must be able to perform charge nurse role. Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time. Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues. Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments. Care will incorporate best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
BLS and PALS certifications required. Certified Pediatric Nurse required. CNOR preferred. Req
1. Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent involvement or leadership in: committees, task forces and/or community outreach.
2. Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues.
3. Communication reflects development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs; makes suggestions for resolution of system issues.
4. Role model procedures for escalation of issues; utilize chain of command.
5. Demonstrate proper use of identified hand off processes; follow up on inconsistent practice related to handoff.
6. Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments.
7. Take the lead in implementing change and support management decisions.
8. Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
1. Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
2. Initiate professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
3. Engage in active review of peers giving constructive feedback through timely participation in evaluations.
4. Role model adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; champion advancement of education and certification.
5. Orchestrate involvement of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with co-workers.
6. Serve as a resource as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
1. Analyze assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of database and plan of care within identified timeframes.
2. Role model excellent clinical skills with complex patients; care reflects analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.
3. Direct prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs.
4. Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.
5. Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs; verify with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.
6. Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time.
7. Role model caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
1. Initiate ways to improve operations through quality improvement and implement related solutions.
2. Serve as a resource for current, new information or changes in specialty area.
3. Care incorporates best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature.
4. Mentor and precept new nurses in clinical specialties. Able to perform Charge Nurse role.
5. Demonstrate proficiency in three or more preferred surgical specialties