Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) RN Jobs in New York
Horizon Healthcare Staffing is offering New York State licensed RNs with a background in Neonatal excellent job opportunities throughout New York in intensive care units. NICU registered nurses provide critical care to premature and sick newborns. NICU RNs provide acute or critical care to patients in clinics, community-based settings, hospitals or neonatal intensive care units. Patients may include infants who are healthy, even though it more unlikely due to the increase in mothers and newborns sharing the same room after birth. It’s more likely that a NICU nurse will be caring for premature and sick babies that need constant attention. The most attention is given to nurses monitoring severely ill or premature infants constantly. Along with the continuing care of the patients, the nurses are also expected to provide support to the parent(s). The main responsibility of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse is to ensure that a newborn’s critical care treatment is secure. They provide life sustaining care.
What are the Main Job Responsibilities of a NICU RN?
- Administer medications
- Monitor vital signs
- Provide vital nutrients to newborns.
- Ensure that the newborn is breathing and maturing properly
- Educate parent(s) on day to day operations as well as home care procedures
- Consults and coordinates with the healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RN jobs in New York require different duties and responsibilities depending on the hospital. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RNs are also responsible for making sure that the newborns are breathing and maturing properly. Nurses need to do this because most premature and sick newborns lungs are not fully developed. Other duties include maintaining and updating records and assisting other nurses and physicians with treatment plans and examinations.
Where do we have Job Openings?
We have many clients within the 5 Boroughs of New York, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland County, and the Hudson Vally Region. The 5 boroughs of New York include; the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan. Long Island consists of two counties, Suffolk County and Nassau County. These are the locations that we normally have job openings in. If you are interested in any of the regions stated above, please submit your resume and one of our recruiters will assess if you are qualified and a good fit for our client.
What Type of Jobs are Available?
We have day shifts and night shifts that normally require you to work 12 hours at a time. The schedule is usually rotating weekends. These NICU RN jobs are normally in a hospital setting. The types of a shifts a NICU nurse would have vary depending on the setting. Most NICU RNs shifts are twelve hours longs, although some may work eight hours shifts. They may also be required to work days, evenings, and nights or all three. Working as a NICU nurse may also require working on weekends and holidays. The setting may be open twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week.
What are the Job Requirements?
- Must have experience in Neonatal
- Must have a valid New York State RN License
- Ability to work in the United States
- ACLS / BLS certification
Most Hospitals and ICU settings require that NICU nurses hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Most ICU settings require that a nurse is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing as well. This must be by the State Board of Nursing or a national certification from an agency such as the National Certification Corporation. Other experience that may be require is a minimum number of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP) are required to have a Master of Science in Nursing degree. This type of program would prepare you the most for the type of experience required by our clients.
Take a look at the job openings below. If you are interested in any of the locations below, click on the link. One of our recruiters will then contact you once you submit an online application for the position. These are the types of jobs and locations that we normally recruit for. The job might not be open at the time, but it may open down the road. If your information is on file with us, be can fill the position rapidly. We look forward to working with you!
NICU RN Job in the Bronx
NICU Registered Nurse Job in Manhattan, NY
NICU Registered Nurse Job in Westchester