The Newborn Nursery Registered Nurse provides care for the infant and education for the parents of the infant, based on the infant’s illness, symptoms, and courses of treatment. A successful newborn nurse enjoys working with people and performs well in high-pressure situations. Newborn nursery nurses work directly with patients who may require the use of specialized equipment. They must be able to calculate and administer proper dosages of medication, connect intravenous lines, and perform basic NRP resuscitation. Newborn nursery nurses perform a number of tasks with patients, including providing treatment, performing tests, documenting patient history, and continual infant assessment. Manages individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.