The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 49 bed Level IV unit. The unit is a regional referral center for both mothers and babies. The staff cares for neonates as young as 24 weeks gestation up through full term infants with complex congenital anomalies. The full range of services for neonates is provided including neonatal care immediately after birth, newborn therapeutic hypothermia, and high frequency oscillatory ventilation. The unit is also a part of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Team providing efficient ground and air transportation services for this young population.
The Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Provides leadership to achieve unit, departmental, and institutional objectives within a rapidly changing environment.
Applies advanced knowledge of nursing and management to manage systems of patient care, personnel development, fiscal and unit operations, performance improvement, and program development.
Promotes innovation and excellence in clinical, service, and team performance.
Major Areas of Responsibilities
Leadership & Accountability
Vision: Creates a vision for exemplary nursing practice: quality, safety and service.
Communication: Effectively and consistently communicates to superiors, peers, and employees. Routinely provides others with the information they need to perform their job responsibilities effectively.
Sets Goals, Motivates and Aligns with the Organization: Inspires staff and generates commitment to the Johns Hopkins’ strategic priorities.
Creates a Learning Environment: Develops staff and self through mentoring and continued education.
Strategic Planning: Participate in the development and implementation of the JHHS Pediatric Nursing Strategic Plan.
Manages Operations: Leads performance improvement efforts. Initiates better ways of doing things even in the absence of apparent problems. Develops and implements work plans and measures against established standards.
Requirements for Education/Licensure/Experience
Active Maryland or other compact state RN license
Masters of Science or Doctorate Degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing
5+ years related experience in pediatrics (med/surg or ICU preferred)
Experience should include 3-5 leadership and/or management responsibilities