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 professionalnurses 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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BSN Graduated from an approved school of nursing. (Required)
Minimum Work Experience
1 year RN experience (Required)
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location
of practice. (Required)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• 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 specialty area.
• Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent updating of professional profile and initiation of council
involvement, committees, task forces and /or community outreach.
• 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 command.
• Demonstrate proper use of the currently identified hand off processes.
• Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with ancillary staff.
• Participate in implementing change and support management decisions.
• Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
• Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
• 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 level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
• Utilize assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of data base and plan of care within
• 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 practice.
• 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 satisfaction scores.
• Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
• Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
• Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
• Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
• Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
• Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and