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RN - NICU

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Covington

Job Description

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the coordination of clinical activities for the NICU patient. Activities include, but are not limited to, use of the nursing process in the utilization of skills in organization, planning, implementing, evaluating, and providing care as it relates to the specific needs of the patient. Registered Nurses also supervise the activities of Licensed Practical Nurses, Unit Assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants. Registered Nurses work within the framework of the State Nurse Practice Act and follow hospital policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse also complies with hospital and nursing standards in the performance of job duties and responsibilities. The Registered Nurse will support the goals and objectives of the department and of the hospital. Nursing staff within Childrens Services areas are required to float among NICU, Nursery and Pediatrics as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Successfully completed Board Certified Nursing Program. Current LA RN licensure. Two years of Level III NICU experience within the past 3 years. BLS through the American Heart Association required upon hire, NRP and PALS required within 90 days of hire. Ability to meet weekend and holiday requirements.

Physical Demands:
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.
Physical Effort required:
Constant (67%-100%) - seeing
Frequently (34%-66%)- lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling/feeling, talking, hearing
Occasionally (1%-33%)- climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), stooping, crouching

Employment Type

Per Diem

Schedule

All Shifts - As Needed

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