Our Nursing Department has achieved Magnet® recognition. Our nurses are involved and empowered to make changes in their work environment through council membership, research projects and education. A career ladder offers advancement, recognition and rewards for nurses to be inspired to learn and grow. And most importantly for our nurses, they feel supported and have a voice within the organization.
Prioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.
Assesses the NICU patient and family, plans and initiates care and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions, including but not limited to: Cardiopulmonary monitoring, Homodynamic monitoring, Pulse Oximetry, transcutaneous monitoring, Respiratory Support, Central Line/IV therapy (including medication administration), sedation, NG/OG/ND feedings, phototherapy, thermoregulation
Demonstrates competency and knowledge in Neonatal Care: Respiratory Distress, Apnea/Bradycardia, Hypothermia, Hypoglycemia, Sepsis, Infection Prevention, Kangaroo care, Breastfeeding, Developmental Care
Maintains patient safety through utilization of the newborn identification process, minimizes the infant’s separation from the family, promotes a sense of control for the family
Education Training and Experience
Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required.
Experience preferred, however training and specialty specific education programs are provided during orientation, and must be successfully completed as scheduled.
Basic computer skills: keyboard, mouse use. Ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens. Ability to use email and internet. Ability to successfully complete on the job training for CCH computer programs. Ability to practice critical thinking and organizational skills. Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.
Current Pennsylvania RN License.
CPR certification required. Certification in clinical specialty is preferred.
Must meet specialty specific competency requirements per the job description.
NICU: NRP certification required, or must complete within 12 months of hire. STABLE: must be completed with 12 months of hire
Work Environment and Hazards
Direct patient care areas on nursing unit. Risk of exposure to potentially hazardous materials and body fluids. May become involved in crisis situations.
Work Contact Group
The Chester County Hospital personnel, physicians, volunteers, patients and their families/visitors and vendors.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.