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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Registered Nurse (RN) - Nursery Intensive NICU in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse demonstrates thorough knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy, clinical pathways/care maps, team dynamics, hospital systems, and serves as a resource for the registered nurse and support staff. Collaborates with leadership in developing and implementing the Spartanburg Medical Center culture, Vision, Mission and goals.

It is the premise of the Professional Practice Program that each of the key responsibilities builds on the preceding requirements.

Unit Description

Spartanburg Medical Center offers a 35-bed Level 3 NICU. We care for the sickest babies in the community we serve. Our team provides a full range of highly specialized medical services in one place, including newborns who:

  • Require conventional or high-frequency assisted ventilation

  • Undergo surgery

  • Require nitric oxide therapy to help combat lung problems

  • Require cooling for neonatal brain injuries

  • Have hereditary metabolic disorders

  • Need highly specialized care for complex medical problems

  • Were born prematurely

  • Have feeding and temperature instabilities

We also have a neonatal ground transport team to ensure the sickest babies are in the right place to receive the best care possible. We also have the most advanced neonatal transporter that includes the capability to start head cooling for hypoxic brain injuries in the field, which can reduce long-term damage.

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

License/Registration/Certifications

  • Current R.N. licensure in the state of South Carolina

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS/ENPC

Preferred Requirements

Preferred Education

  • BSN

Preferred Experience

  • N/A

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to determine patient priorities and treatments

  • Initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance outcome

  • Seeks necessary assistance in completing nursing interventions to assure positive patient outcomes

  • Participates in hourly rounding and bedside shift report

  • Responsible for demonstrating competency for all new equipment and procedures.

  • Provides clinical guidance to students and ancillary staff

  • Successfully completes hospital and unit-based orientation programs

  • Formulates a plan for professional growth

  • Ensures compliance with all clinical expectations regarding regulatory requirements

  • Identifies appropriate standards of care, and/or collaborative clinical pathways to guide the plan of care

  • Complies with established policies and procedures

  • Identifies the need to develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to specialized patient populations and/or unit and hospital-based practices

  • Serves on unit-based committees

  • Prioritizes nursing interventions for an assigned group of patients

  • Assesses assigned patients’ medical history, admitting diagnosis and physician’s orders, obtaining nursing history, performing physical assessment, evaluating diagnostic data, and interviewing patient and family to determine patient needs

  • Demonstrates knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory.

  • Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care

  • Documents all aspects of patient care by following established charting procedure to show the patient’s progress or any change in the patient’s condition

  • Other Duties as assigned

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