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Job: RN-NICU

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Jobing Description

Facility: SHC Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Job Category: Nursing
Department: NICU
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Nights
Hours: 7p-7a
Hours/PP: 72
Req #: 29882
Scottsdale Healthcare is renowned for world-class care that puts the individual first. We care for our patients as well as the people who work here by providing a culture of respect and compassion-plus fantastic quality-of- life features like on-site child care.

Expect world-class facilities, sophisticated technologies, and a strong mentorship culture. Because this is also a learning and teaching organization, we treat medically complex cases and utilize cutting-edge research. Get real experience, continuously learn, and do more with your career!

Led by a community-based board of directors, non-profit Scottsdale Healthcare is a vital part of the community serving beautiful Scottsdale, the Northeast Valley and beyond.

Scottsdale Healthcare is composed of two medical centers and a new community hospital, complete with outpatient centers, home health services, and a wide range of community health education and outreach programs. Our awards and designations range from Magnet status at our medical centers, to the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, and the highest level of certification for a Level One trauma center.

- AZ State RN licensure

- BLS

The RN's practice is guided by the ANA Standard for Professional Nurse and Code of Ethics. The RN has knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, concepts, and procedures as applied to the care of the patient population served. The RN records patients' medical history and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical equipment, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

The RN establishes a care plan or contributes to an existing plan. The plan may include activities, such as administering medication, including careful checking of dosages and avoiding interactions; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines for fluid, medication, blood, and blood products; administering therapies and treatments; observing the patient and recording those observations; and consulting with physicians and other healthcare clinicians. The RN teaches patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries, explain post-treatment and home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and therapy. The RN provides direction to licensed practical nurses and nursing aides regarding patient care and delegates when appropriate.

The RN supports efforts to advance clinical knowledge and skills. The RN precepts new hire staff and students. The RN assists the staff and students to seek and complete the tasks required to complete their competency skills.& The RN continues to enhance their knowledge in the nursing management and care of patient problems and conditions as required. The RN may continue to improve the patients experience, clinical outcomes and works to promote a healthy work environment. SHC Nursing practices theory based nursing that is evidenced based utilizing a Shared Governance model for decision-making.

All RN staff who have direct responsibility for the care of stroke patients must have knowledge of:

  • Stroke symptoms and warning signs
  • Protocols and pathways used to identify, evaluate and management of stroke patients
  • NIHSS and Modified ranking Stroke scales
  • Code Brain activation and protocol
  • Stroke quality indicators
  • Available stroke patient education materials and community resources
  • Educational requirements
  • SHC Stroke Center website resources


Skills / Requirements

Basic Education:

Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona. Graduated from an accredited NLN/CCNE institution. Certification in BLS training course C and unit specific certification as required by specialty area.



All staff who have direct responsibility for the care of stroke patients must have 8 hours of initial stroke specific education, and then 1 hour annually.



Basic Experience

1 year RN experience in med-surg or acute specialty setting.

Basic Field-of-Expertise (if applicable)

Basic Computer Skills and skills in managing medical equipment



Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy
Beginning April 10, 2011, as part of its commitment to the health and well-being of our workforce and community, Scottsdale Healthcare will no longer hire or re-hire individuals who use tobacco.

On the online employment application form, all applicants will be asked if they use tobacco. All individuals who are offered a position with Scottsdale Healthcare are screened for tobacco use as part of the post-offer health assessment and screening.

Individuals whose screening results are verified positive for tobacco use will have their job offers withdrawn. Individuals whose job offers are withdrawn for tobacco may reapply for employment after 180 days.