Nov 29, 2021

Registered Nurse II (Experienced Adult Med/Surg RNs welcome) Acute Care Pediatric Units

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Registered Nurse II (Experienced Adult Med/Surg RNs welcome) Acute Care Pediatric Units - (190002WB)


Evergreen Requisition - Based on experienced, applicants will be matched to appropriate requisitions.

As an experienced RN, Children's National has opportunities for you to start your career in pediatrics. For nearly 150 years, Children's National nurses have served the pediatric population and their families across a continuum of care. Nurses at Children’s National work closely with other healthcare professionals, bringing skill and compassion to every patient they treat and always putting the needs of children first.

**The 4 Main Medical Unit is a fast pace 22 bed unit that provides patient-family-centered care to acute and chronically ill infants, children and adolescents. These children have a wide variety of medical diagnosis to include RSV, Bronchiolitis, Asthma, Pneumonia, Croup, Kawasaki, Hyperbilirubinemia, s/p T& A, Lymphadenitis, Cellulitis and Gastroenteritis. The average length of stay is 12 to 72 hours. Therefore, a multidisciplinary collaboration among the medical teams and nursing staff is vital to delivering safe care.

**NeuroScience Unit is a 18 bed monitored unit (surveillance monitoring cameras, Intracranial pressure and cardio/respiratory monitoring) providing family centered nursing care to patients of all ages- newborns to young adults-with Neurology and Neurosurgery problems, including, but not limited to Post-operative neuro-surgery, seizures, Video Electroencephalography (VEEG) monitoring, GRID monitoring (intraoperative subdural VEEG monitoring), extraventricular drains, encephalitis, Guillian-Barre syndrome and neurologic trauma.

**7 East Medical Care Unit is an exciting and challenging fast-paced 50 bed acute care unit that provides multidisciplinary family centered care to acute and chronically ill infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of medical and nursing needs. 7 East is the first choice unit for patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes, metabolic disorders, asthma, and many other general medical disorders. Patients on this unit are admitted to one of five medical services and managed by one of the multiple, primarily resident-staffed, care teams. Multidisciplinary collaboration among these medical teams, nursing, and ancillary services is essential when offering safe quality 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.


Minimum Education
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least one year of RN experience required.

Required Skills/Knowledge

The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
Keep knowledge base current with new information or changes in specialty area.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Functional Accountabilities
Transformational Leadership
Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent updating of professional profile and initiation of council involvement, committees, task forces and /or community outreach.

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by problem solving appropriately during patient care.

  2. Communicate to reflect development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs.

  3. Independently initiate escalation of issues utilizing chain of command.

  4. Demonstrate proper use of the currently identified hand off processes.

  5. Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with ancillary staff.

  6. Participate in implementing change and support management decisions.

  7. Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.

Structural Empowerment

  1. Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.

  2. Plan for attendance at mandatory education and professional activities to enhance nursing practice.

  3. Demonstrate professional review of peers through timely participation in evaluations.

  4. Seek out opportunities to participate in enhancing departmental goals by ensuring adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; support advancement of education and certification as well.

  5. Collaborate with members of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with coworkers.

  6. Utilize resources as needed and know when to escalate to next level.

Exemplary Professional Practice

  1. Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of data base and plan of care within identified timeframes.

  2. Demonstrate clinical skills with complex patients that reflect analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.

  3. Role model skill in 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 verified with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.

  6. Role model organizational skills, adjust for changes and is able to complete assignment on time.

  7. Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.


  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements

  1. Identify ways to improve operations through quality improvement and assist in implementation of solutions.

  2. Identify self learning needs and take initiative to meet those needs.

  3. Ensure care is based on evidence with the literature and benchmarking.

Organizational Commitment/Identification

  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service

  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  1. Contribute to a positive work environment

  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  1. Use resources efficiently

  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Nursing


: Patient ServicesShift: VariableWork Schedule: Various shifts available

Job Posting

: Jun 16, 2021, 11:58:16 AM