7 East Medical Care Unit is an exciting and challenging
fast-paced, 38-bed, acute care unit that provides multidisciplinary
family centered care to acute and chronically ill infants,
children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of
medical and nursing needs. 7 East is the first-choice unit for
patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes, metabolic disorders,
asthma, and many other general medical disorders.
7 East is a dynamic unit (SILVER BEACON award) with an
innovative and multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of
patient care. We value life-long learning, and continuously reflect
on our practices, staff development, and patient outcomes to ensure
that we consistently provide high quality and safe patient
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice,
national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National
Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws
and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered
professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own
practice. Children's National supports the development of RN
relationships within the community; specifically those
relationships associated with the health and well being of the
community at large.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. (Preferred)
Minimum Work Experience
Specific Requirements and Preferences
RN experience (Required)
The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the
hospital and nursing orientation at Children's National.
Keep knowledge base current with new information or changes in
Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia Registered Nurse
licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia
dependent upon location of practice. Req
Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent
updating of professional profile and initiation of council
involvement, committees, task forces and /or community
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by problem solving
appropriately during patient care.
Communicate to reflect development of plan of care and ability
to advocate to meet patients' needs.
Independently initiate escalation of issues utilizing chain of
Demonstrate proper use of the currently identified hand off
Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with
Participate in implementing change and support management
- Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire
to help others.
Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license,
Plan for attendance at mandatory education and professional
activities to enhance nursing practice.
Demonstrate professional review of peers through timely
participation in evaluations.
Seek out opportunities to participate in enhancing departmental
goals by ensuring adherence to national safety standards and
service excellence standards; support advancement of education and
certification as well.
Collaborate with members of the healthcare team and role model
professional behavior and teamwork with coworkers.
- Utilize resources as needed and know when to escalate to next
Exemplary Professional Practice
Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to
ensure completion of data base and plan of care within identified
Demonstrate clinical skills with complex patients that reflect
analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.
Role model skill in prioritization and organization for complex
patient with rapidly changing needs.
Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of
Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs verified
with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and
prior to discharge.
Role model organizational skills, adjust for changes and is able
to complete assignment on time.
- Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as
evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision
making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think,
Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
Identify ways to improve operations through quality improvement
and assist in implementation of solutions.
Identify self learning needs and take initiative to meet those
- Ensure care is based on evidence with the literature and
Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until
needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things