The Pediatric Operating Room Nurse Residency at Children's National is designed for experienced RNs from other specialties who would like to skill into procedural nursing care. We will start this program in October, 2021.
Nurse applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience in an acute care or critical care setting to be considered.
Surgical Services at the main hospital campus is equipped and available to provide 24 hours a day, seven days a week surgical care.
The Perioperative Services Department consists of the following areas:
• Surgery Preparation
• Operating Rooms (17 O.R.’s and 2 Procedure Rooms)
• Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU-12 prep and 35 post anesthesia bays)
• Sterile Processing Department (SPD)
In our delivery of care we aim for quality healthcare that is: patient centered, safe, timely, efficient, equitable, and effective. The department is engaged in quality, performance improvement and research to provide care that has the patient and family in mind.
Perioperative Services’ mission is facilitated through a culture of safety. The focus of care is on the patient, family, and the environment. The department strives for an environment that enables the provision for safe patient care, excellence in performance, improvement in our process, and positive health outcomes.
Children’s National surgery center performs nearly 17,000 procedures each year on infants, children and adolescents, including kidney transplants, scoliosis, hernia repairs, and procedures to treat disorders and abnormalities of the esophagus and trachea. Other special services include corneal implants and cataract surgeries, and we specialize in cochlear implant for the ear. Children’s surgeons perform laser surgery and employ many types of minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.
Children’s National has a world-class team of pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and support staff who have developed a variety of programs designed with children in mind. One of our newest additions is the DaVinci robot and MRI suite.
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. A RN is an independent practitioner who functions as an identified resource to staff in a patient care area. H/She will provide comprehensive patient care to a variety of patients. Incorporate all members of the health care team in the planning and delivery of patient care. Will deal successfully with complex clinical problems. Conduct quick assessment of patients and handle emergency situations appropriately. Demonstrate evidence based practice through participation in unit projects and activities.
Associate's Degree Graduated from an approved school of nursing required. BSN strongly preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
At least one year of RN experience in an acute care setting
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. (Required)Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) .
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