HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Charge Nurse (RN) – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Kingwood, Texas

Kingwood Medical CenterKingwood, Texas

  • Charge Nurse (RN) – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit *

    The Women’s Center offers comprehensive services centered around our patient’s needs. At Kingwood Medical Center, we provide a full range of expertise from prenatal care through labor and delivery to postpartum care.

    TheNeonatal Intensive Care Unitprovides intensive care to the newborn population of Kingwood Medical Center and the surrounding areas including infants transferred in from other community hospitals in order to receive a higher level of care. Intensive neonatal nursing care is provided for newborns whose health care needs cannot be met in the healthy/low risk newborn unit. The focus of neonatal nursing is the promotion of maximum health potential for the neonate and family. The needs of the family’s spiritual and cultural values are considered as well. Nursing care is individualized to meet the unique needs of each infant and their family.

    TheNICUis a Level II and III nursery consisting of 24 beds providing intensive nursing care and has the capacity of providing immediate, highly skilled neonatal care which may consist of:

    • Mechanically ventilated patients

    • Continuous cardiopulmonary monitoring

    • TPN

    • Central UAC/UVC lines

    • PICC lines Our services provide care to patients ranging from neonates to geriatrics. Care is based on a family-centered environment and on the developmental age/level of understanding for each individual patient. Education and teaching are provided accordingly. Patients are admitted either as inpatients or as observation patients, with a staffing ratio established according to ACOG, AWHONN Standards. Members of the family are incorporated into the care and recovery of the patients in these areas whenever possible.

Kingwood Medical Centeris currently looking for aCharge Nurse(RN) – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • Responsibilities: *

    • The NICU Charge Nurse is a registered nurse responsible for assisting the nurse manager in the achievement of the unit goals and objectives. In collaboration with the nurse manager, the charge nurse assists with counseling and disciplinary processes of the nursing staff.

    • They also assist with other administrative tasks as assigned by the nurse manager which include but are not limited to entering of departmental charges, staffing.

    • Other aspects of the role include the ability to critically think and intervene in crisis situations.

    • The charge nurse coordinates the nursing care of assigned patients in the unit in order to provide quality patient care to patients ranging in age from infancy through geriatric.

    • Employee will be responsible for knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psychological, educational, safety and related criteria for the neonate, adolescent, adult and geriatric population.

    • Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing, BSN preferred

    • Minimum of two years experience in NICU. Previous charge experience preferred.

    • Current RN licensure by Texas Board of Nursing or a Board of Nursing from a compact state.

    • Current BLS from the American Heart Association

    • Current NRP from the American Heart Association within 90 days of hire

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Charge Nurse (RN) – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Location: Texas-Kingwood-Kingwood Medical Center - Kingwood

Requisition ID: INT-03198-96610