KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients served. This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the princi¬ples of growth and devel¬opment as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs patients.
Work requires a professional level of knowledge of nursing practice and theory at a level that generally can be acquired by completion and graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.
Current State license as a Registered Nurse required.
Work requires unit-specific orientation and on-the-job training to learn department/unit policies, procedures and work routines; to develop proficiency in use of medical equipment and instru-ments used on assigned unit; to learn nursing care and quality assurance standards; and gain an understanding of the types of infants cared for on the unit, their needs, and effective nursing interventions.
Work requires the interpersonal skills necessary to comfort patients, family members, and/or significant others; to communicate effectively and concisely with other care providers; and to instruct patients, family members, and/or significant others in home care procedures.
Work requires analytical ability necessary to assess patient’s physical, psychological and social needs, develops individualized care plans, and evaluate responses to medical and nursing interventions.