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Providence RN - NICU in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse to NICU for Full-Time Nights to Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse under the supervision of the Charge Nurse or the Director, Maternal Child Health, the Registered Nurse of Newborn Nursery/Labor and Delivery is a professionally licensed person with demonstrated perinatal and newborn clinical expertise. The individual in this position provides a 100% clinical service for the perinatal unit.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate ante, intra, and post partum and intra-operative care for obstetric patients in accordance with individual patient needs and physician plan of care

  • Plan and coordinate newborn assessment and care at delivery, transition, and through newborn recovery to discharge

  • Apply and interpret hospital policies and legal requirements of nursing practice guidelines

  • Participate in the monitoring of inventory control of supplies

  • Monitor functionality, availability of supplies and equipment

  • Maintain an effective line of communication with the charge nurse, physicians, ancillary staff, and visitors

  • Participate in select patient care activities such as instructing, teaching, demonstrating, and evaluating patient’s progress against patient care plan, scrubbing, circulating, room turnover and transporting as required or assigned

  • Participate in and collaborates with the Director, in meeting the department’s budgetary objectives

  • Behaviorally support the philosophy, objectives and goals of hospital administration and its representatives

  • Perform patient assessment and data collection

  • Participate in goal directed plan of care based on patient outcomes

  • Implement care based on department and hospital standards

  • Participate in evaluating effectiveness

  • Participate in identifying patient/significant others learning needs and demonstrates measures to meet these

  • Delegate duties and assignments to appropriate team members

  • Demonstrate applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patients served

  • Demonstrate competency in selected clinical skills including, but not limited to:

  • Advanced fetal monitoring

  • Neonatal resuscitation


  • Circulating and basic knowledge of Scrubbing technique

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own professional practice in regard to:

  • Attendance, punctuality and patient confidentiality

  • Positive public relations image and working relationships

  • Completing all mandatory requirements, including annual safety programs, CPR, infection control and annual physical

  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, department and hospital goals by:

  • Attending and participating in department meetings

  • Volunteering or accepting assignment for projects

  • Sharing knowledge with peers by communicating physician practice changes.

  • Abiding by mission, vision and team ground rules

  • Demonstrate adherence to documentation guidelines on patient care records and unit forms

  • Comply with established principles, practices and standards of perinatal nursing

  • Provide or obtain essential equipment and supplies for each patient and ensuring that assigned room is adequately equipped (emergency resuscitation equipment) and ready for use for both mother and baby

  • Inspect assigned rooms daily for cleanliness, sterility, functionality, and safety

  • Take corrective action when violations to perinatal principles and/or newborn protocols occur and follows through with written report(s) as indicated

  • Observe medical staff activities in surgery to ensure conformity with hospital policies and reports violations to designated management personnel

  • Remove defective equipment from service and requisitions maintenance and repair services

  • Keep Charge Nurse of Perinatal Services informed of departmental activities, needs and problems in a timely manner so that problem resolution may take place without delay

  • Serve as a clinical resource to new staff members as requested or assigned

  • Anticipate the needs of physicians (ensures that specialty equipment and supplies are available)

  • Participate in educational offerings to maintain or attain a level of knowledge

  • Recommend and takes action for corrections to the system

  • Maintain current status of certifications, annual physicals and licensure

  • Practice cost-effective methods in the delivery of care through efficient use of available resources and completes assignments on time with minimal overtime

  • Adjust daily routine as necessary to allow for maximum utilization of resources

  • Assist other staff members in providing direct patient care in times of increased census or workload

  • Use downtime effectively to assist others, accomplish assigned projects and volunteers for additional tasks

  • Support management’s guidelines and objectives regarding fiscal budget goals both verbally and behaviorally

  • Coordinate assigned patient’s activities with other nursing and non-nursing departments to ensure uninterrupted patient care

  • Arrive on time to work in a consistent manner, to be present at morning report sessions and be ready to provide clinical services to obstetric patients

  • Adhere to established hospital attendance policy

  • Other duties as assigned within nursing scope of practice

  • Maintain an effective interdepartmental and public relationship by keeping lines of communication open

  • Anticipate needs of the team and ensures smooth operational flow (i.e., transports patients to OR to meet scheduled start time, transfers patients to postpartum)

  • Initiate problem resolution for identified opportunities for improvement or difficult interpersonal situations

  • Demonstrate consistent professional attitude in all interactions (including conflicts) with patients, families, physicians and co-workers

  • Participate in departmental in-services in a consistent manner

  • Respond to identified team and/or patient care needs by directly assisting staff members

  • Adapt and accommodate to changes in daily routine in a positive manner

  • Behaviorally support the goals and objectives of the department

  • Facilitate the integration of new personnel into the group in a positive, non-threatening manner

  • Fax, photocopy, and other administrative duties


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • RN Graduate from an NLN accredited nursing program

  • 1 year acute patient care experience in a Labor and Delivery and/or Newborn Nursery setting.

  • Current RN license in the State of California

  • Current BLS Card

  • Current ACLS Card

  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Certificate

  • Current Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certificate

  • Completes both initial and annual competency assessments including age specific competencies

  • Ability to deal effectively with many people across a broad range of background(s) and ages

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate patient care

  • Ability to work independently, but under the supervision of the Charge Nurse

  • Knowledge of operation of PC, fetal monitoring equipment, and equipment related to the care of a newborn

  • Familiarity with surgical, obstetric, anesthesia, newborn equipment and supplies

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Able to work with Labor and Delivery patients and/or their newborn infants

About the hospital you will serve. Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: NICU/PICU Nursing

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 263778