St. Luke’s is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke’s are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for health care.
The NICU (RN) Internship is a full time intensive six (6) month comprehensive, blended educational program that utilizes modules and through the AWHONN and NOEP organizations. The Internship is aimed at preparing a select group of RN’s for independent practice in the area of neonatal nursing which includes admission, care of, lactation, surgical procedure and preparing families for discharge with there neonate at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Ideal candidates for application to the St. Luke’s NICU RN Internship Program are:
• Nursing students with prospective Spring/Fall/Winter graduation dates who will be eligible
to sit for NCLEX and obtain licensure before start of fellowship
• Experienced RN’s that have not worked in Neonatal arena.
The NICU is conducted at various sites within the St. Luke’s University Health Network and is supervised by the Neonatal Educational Department.
Upon successful completion of the RN Internship Program, the select RN’s will be assigned employment and begin a career in Neonatal Department at various locations in the network.
The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients.
- Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing process.
- Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan.
- Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care consistently utilizing available resources.
- Maintains an awareness of unit budget.
- Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers.
- Takes active role in unit-based performance improvement.
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
- Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.
- Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives that contribute to the growth of the Patient Services Department.
- Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes.
- Collaborates with other caregivers to assure appropriate staffing levels on all shifts.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transports patients weighing up to 500 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above should level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.
Current RN license in the State of Pennsylvania.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Individualized orientation program for all areas. Evidence of successful completion of BLS upon completion of fellowship.