UC Davis Health System

NICU Clinical Nurse (43944282)
Location: Sacramento, California - United States
Posted: 4/15/2018

NICU Clinical Nurse

The Neonatal Nurseries provide specialized nursing care for sick infants of all gestational ages. These units are California Children's Services (CCS) designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). As such, we are a referral center for northern California up to the Oregon and Nevada borders and south to San Joaquin County areas. Infants who come to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Nursery (SCN) have a multitude of diagnoses or problems including: prematurity, the need for cardiac, neurological, retinal, genetic, and surgical services; the need for ventilatory support, extensive cardiopulmonary monitoring, and/or treatment for sepsis. The NICU is the critical care nursery. Infants in this unit receive 1:1 or 1:2 hands-on nursing care depending on their acuity. The SCN is the step-down unit. Infants in this unit receive 1:3. Responsibilities Works within the clinical scale of the Job Performance Standards to implement the nursing process. Accountable for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act. Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population. Applies experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills. Qualifications REQUIRED - At least one year recent paid RN experience in a Level III NICU. - Internal candidate: BSN required or in progress. - External candidate: BSN required. - Possession of valid California RN license. - Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. - Passing of UCDMC Performance Demonstration, Policy Review and Medication Exam. PREFERRED - Previous experience caring for micro premies, cardiac infants and children with gastrointestinal malformations. - CPR and NRP Certification. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - Ability to work overtime, float to other areas and work weekends and holidays. -Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients, and stand on feet over extended periods. - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Nursing, Neonatal ICU

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