Clinical Assistant NICU

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Critical Care NICU
  • Part-time (Benefit Ineligible) - Evening/Night shift - 7:00pm - 7:00am - Weekends
  • Patient Care Support
  • Req #: 314760
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  • Job Summary
    • Works under the supervision of RNs and LPNs to provide assistive care and communication for patients, team members, professional, and technical staff, and visitors.
  • Education
    • High school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must have at least one of the following:
      • Six months of patient care experience within the last two years.
      • Enrolled in a medical related college program and in clinical rotation.
      • CNA,CMA, PCT or EMT certification.
    • Candidates who are a graduate of an accredited nursing program waiting on NCLEX re-testing will also be considered for this position.
  • Experience
  • Licensures, Certifications, and/or Registries
    • Current BLS certification required.

Additional Information

The NICU is a Level IV 48-bed unit that cares for acute and chronic patients from birth to 2 years of age. We are the only ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) center in the state of Alabama. We house 4 ECMO surgical suites and have been awarded a Center for Excellence for multiple years in a row.  We also care for infants on continuous dialysis therapy -Aquadex- the only hospital in the Southeast to offer this program as well as 1 of only 3 in the country. All rooms are private allowing parents to stay overnight if desired. 

Our patients are referred in from other hospitals for subspecialty care, with diagnoses that include respiratory illnesses, abdominal wall defects, neural tube defects, renal tube defects, congenital anomalies and many other illnesses. These infants frequently require management of mechanical ventilation, multiple intravenous fluid and drug administration, monitoring of cardiovascular status and support of family. 

All RN staff are skilled and trained to assess and care for infants with complex, multisystem dysfunctions. The nurse to patient ratio is usually 2:1,  although occasionally depending on the acuity of the patient the ratio may be 1:1. The team uses a multidisciplinary approach in caring for infants involving nursing, physicians, respiratory, nutritionist, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, lactation specialist, child life, social workers and pastoral care.
 
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