Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Neonatal Assessment Registered Nurse, Nights

    Job Title
    Neonatal Assessment Registered Nurse, Nights
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Neonatal Assessment Registered Nurse who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    This full-time position consists of three 12-hr shifts on Nights, 7:30p-8a, rotating every other weekend. Differentials and Premiums apply.
    The Neonatal Assessment Registered Nurse:

    • Assesses, plans, intervenes & evaluates patient care at the bedside.  Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients, families, and friends.  Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by protecting/keeping information confidential by adhering to HIPAA Privacy policies and procedures.  Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
    • Documents (electronic) patient care and outcomes.  Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs. 
    • Delegates tasks to non-licensed personnel and assistants.
    • Participates in unit performance improvement programs through ongoing design, assessment and measurement, and performance improvement activities.  Participates in other nursing and unit-based committees such as education, engagement, and practice.
    • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. 
    • Serves in the role of charge nurse with approval by the nurse manager.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
    • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered all-inclusive.
    • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics, and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
    • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
    • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
    • Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities
    • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
    • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.

    Qualified candidates will possess:

    • Associate's Degree in Nursing Required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    • STABLE certification is preferred and must receive within 6 months of hire.
    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia.
    •  American Heart Association Basic Life Support required
    • NRP certification is required.​​​​​​

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work-life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
    100% Tuition Remission for employees and their dependent children


    COVID-19 Vaccination:

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Required Skills

    Associates Degree in Nursing Required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia.
     American Heart Association Basic Life Support required
    STABLE certification is preferred, and must receive within 6 months of hire
    NRP certification is required.

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