Texas Health Ft. Worth seeks to hire an experienced Neonatal Program Coordinator/RN to work Full-time. This new position is for the Neonatal State Designation with a focus on quality, data measures and process improvement for the Neonatal ICU/NICU.
The address is 1301 Pennsylvania, Ft. Worth, TX 76104.
Salary range is Minimum $25.00/hr to Maximum $50.40/hr – based on relevant RN experience
Full-time: Non-Exempt position: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM, no weekends or holidays; Flexible hours for meetings in early morning or late evening
The Women's Center at Texas Health Ft. Worth, a MAGNET, and Baby-friendly designated facility, has been named “Best Place to Have a Baby”.
As a regional referral center for high-risk deliveries, Texas Health Fort Worth offers advanced services for complex and high-risk infants.
Our Level III NICU is staffed 24 hours a day by neonatologists, pediatric sub-specialists, neonatal nurse practitioners and skilled registered nurses who are dedicated in providing experienced care to babies born with special health needs.
63-bed Level III Neonatal ICU/NICU
Utilize the following skills: Bubble CPAP, Conventional Ventilator, Oscillators, and JET (high-frequency)
Average daily census is 54 patients with over 600 NICU admissions per year
Ability to work with critically ill and complex infants, multiples and preemies
Active participation in Neonatal Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI) Programs. Assists with data collection, submission of regulatory measures, tracking and reporting of stats.
Assisting with data entry for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) database.
Works to establish written guidelines or protocols for prevention, early identification, early diagnosis, and therapy for various conditions. Critically appraises and validates data. Periodic review and revision for all neonatal care policies and procedures.
Serves as the program manager for Neonatal Levels of Care. Provides leadership and vision for the program.
Monitors the provision of neonatal patient care services from admission, stabilization, operative intervention(s) if applicable, through discharge, inclusive of the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement QAPI Program.
Manages the day-to-day activities of the programs to ensure their efficient operations.
Maintains detailed documentation of Program activities as specified in level of care rules and ensures all criteria are met.
Contributes to strategic planning, leads and directs achievement in the provision of quality care to identified population. Maintains professional communication with all members of the multidisciplinary Neonatal/Perinatal team.
Critically appraises data and implements findings in patient care decisions. Ensures neonatal data integrity through clinical review and verification of the medical record.
Develop and maintain a written plan of the neonatal programs that includes a detailed description of the scope of services available to all maternal patients. Works with unit managers and staff for levels of care survey readiness.
Active participant in local, state, regional organizations. Provide outreach to community as needed. Attends Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings – held in Arlington.
Provides referrals for follow-up in community. Acts as liaison for Emergency Medical Service Agencies.
Represents the service line at hospital-wide councils. Participates in outreach activities that contribute to our hospital and unit-based mission.
Collaborate with Medical Director of Neonatal ICU, Nurse Manager of Neonatal Services, and Department Director. Regular meetings with Nurse Managers and Educators for the Division.
Serves as a resource to staff and is subject matter expert. Identify relevant areas for nursing research and assist in development of annual competencies.
Active in professional organization and maintains certifications as required for job role.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) is required; Master's Degree Nursing (MSN) or healthcare related field (ie. MBA) Preferred • 3 Years Neonatal ICU Nursing Required; 5 Years Neonatal ICU Nursing Preferred • Current RN licensure or compact licensure recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing upon hire is required
BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support certification through the American Heart Association required upon hire
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program is required upon hire
Skills • A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
Effective leadership; verbal and written communication skills in English.
Advanced knowledge of current professional and health care issues and nursing practice.
Experience in project management.
Computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Access
Why Texas Health Resources?
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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