Purpose Statement/Position Summary
Under general supervision, serves as a registered nurse, conducts patient assessments, participates in the development of the plan of care, implements and evaluates care according to patient specific age and/or developmental needs. Collaborates with other health care team members in the delivery of care. Employee will follow applicable policies and procedures in handling supplies, pharmaceuticals, and equipment.
The RN II in the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU) is a collaborative member of the patient care delivery team. Our 58-bed Level IV unit provides medical and surgical care for critically ill newborns and infants transferred from hospitals in Southern California and around the world. Innovative therapies provided to our patients include Nitric Oxide, High Frequency Ventilation, Therapeutic Hypothermia, and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). We offer a mentorship program to all new RN IIs in the NICCU to help ease their transition to this highly critical care environment and to CHLA. NICCU RNs are offered clinical and professional growth opportunities appropriate to their skill, knowledge, and experience level. Qualifications include a minimum of 2 years Level III NICU experience; Level IV preferred, CA RN Licensure, AHA BLS, PALS, and NRP certifications, computer literacy. BSN required.