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Children's National Health System - RN Charge Nurse / Shift Coordinator Nights GI/Intestinal Rehab Unit


Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 1/16/2019

Job Description:

6EN-Intestinal Rehabilitation Unit is a 12 bed Intestinal Rehabilitation and Gastroenterology Unit. This unit provides inpatient services mainly to the intestinal rehab population but also to other gastrointestinal patients with diagnosis such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease and acute and chronic liver failure. Intestinal failure is characterized by the inability of the bowel to maintain adequate absorption of fluids and nutrients, and without treatment it is life threatening. This very complex condition requires a multidisciplinary approach from physicians, nursing, social work, surgeons, child life, and case management. Patients have ostomies, central lines, NG/NJ or GT tubes, are on multiple medications, and families require extensive teaching prior to discharge. The Intestinal Rehabilitation program at Children’s National provides children with intestinal failure the chance to receive comprehensive medical and surgical care, giving them the chance for improved long-term survival ( 98%) including weaning from parenteral nutrition and avoidance of the need for transplantation and long term immunosuppression.
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Shift Coordinator, on a shift to shift basis, directs the activities of and/or participates as a member of the patient care delivery team. In collaboration with unit leadership, participates in planning, managing and evaluating unit-based clinical care and ensuring that continuity of care is maintained.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 years of nursing experience. Demonstrated experience/expertise in the charge nurse role. Minimum 1 year recent pediatric experience in a comparable setting
Required Skills/Knowledge
The Shift Coordinator, will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at CNMC.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice/Research
Participate/support Shared Leadership.
Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
Ensure that nursing is based on evidence of best practice.
Accountable for supporting/participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process.
Participate in community activities.
Participates in Assessment, Planning, and Implementation of Nursing Process
Continuously perform patient/family assessments as necessary to ensure needs are met.
Assess and modify skill mix and staffing levels using manager or clinical coordinator for complex issues.
Function as a resource in planning patient discharge and all clinical issues.
Utilize multidisciplinary approach to meeting patient care needs.
Demonstrates Ability to Communicate Effectively
Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills by adopting techniques for specific situations.
Provide performance feedback to all staff in a constructive, timely manner.
Effectively manage conflict resolution.
Serve as consumer advocate for patient/family concerns.
Educates Patient/Family
Facilitate learning opportunities for all staff.
Ensure that patient/family educational needs are met.
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Demonstrate awareness of cost containment strategies by efficiently planning staffing patterns, level and mix to meet patient care needs.
Ensure staff adherence to unit/hospital policies.
Participate in the performance appraisal process for all staff.
Implement change with a positive impact.
Display strong leadership in a team environment through example.
Demonstrate initiatives and leadership through involvement in projects and committee work.
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Nursing
Organization: Patient Services
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Night
Work Schedule: nights only, 7pm to 0730 am , every other week

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

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