Yale New Haven Health System

  • Clinical Nurse/Registered Nurse-Neonatal ICU EXPERIENCED

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
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    Full Time Benefits Eligible
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    ROTATING D/N, 6:45A-7:15P/6:45P-7:15A
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  • Overview

    Neonatal ICU Level IV @ Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

    One of top 40 NNICUs by US News and World Report


    A revolutionary new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: opened January 2018

    One of the most advanced Family-Centered level 4 Neonatal ICUs in the country with ~ 1000 admissions annually

    • Accommodates up to 68 babies in private and semi-private rooms across 2 full hospital floors
    • First academic medical center and Children’s Hospital in the United States to have 8 Neonatal ICU Couplet Care Rooms. This model of care supports the newly delivered mother staying together with her infant within the level 4 Neonatal ICU environment during their hospitalization.
    • Connected Care System-most advanced technology connecting patient, family, and care team members to each other through alarms and alerts.
    • Onsite procedure room
    • Onsite Breast Milk Nutrition Room and Services
    • Onsite Neonatal ICU Simulation Education Room
    • Onsite space to house latest Neonatal MRI
    • 24/7 onsite Pharmacy

    Team environment committed to nursing excellence and opportunities for career growth

    Collaborative relationship with NPs, PAs, physicians (including residents and fellows) and supporting services: Family Support Specialist, Child Life, Lactation Specialist, Social Work, Care Coordination

    Supports for our Neonatal RNs

    • Leadership on both days and night shifts
    • Service Line Educators dedicated to NNICU
    • 24/7 Neonatologist on site
    • 24/7 NNICU Triage Nurse
    • 24/7 NNICU Bed Manager

    NNICU Supported Programs:

    • NNICU Transport Team: NNICU Practitioner & specially trained RN
    • NNICU RN PICC team
    • ECMO team
    • Barbara Sabo NNICU Simulation and Education Program
    • Palliative Care Program
    • Bereavement Program


    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    As a core member of the Care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse practices as the patients nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level. Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Clinical Nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and Manager. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.



    • 1. Nursing Process
      • 1.1 The Clinical Nurse I (CN I) utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity. The Clinical Nurse provides safe, effective evidenced based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. As a core member of the care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse partners with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level utilizing the principles of patient/family centered care.
    • 2. Clinician Patient Relationship
      • 2.1 Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the nurse patient relationship.
    • 3. Clinical Expertise / Problem Solving
      • 3.1 Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team to support the work of the team, unit activities, and the accomplishment of positive patient outcomes.
    • 4. Collaboration/Teamwork
      • 4.1 Delegates responsibilities to appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon an understanding of others' roles, scope of practice, knowledge, and capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel.
    • 5. Practice Development / Positive Impact (improvement of the self and improvement of the practice of nursing}
      • 5.1 Successfully completes the competency based orientation within designated time frame.
    • 6. Leadership
      • 6.1 Communicates in a calm professional manner with patients, families, colleagues, members of the care team, and other hospital personnel, accepts and elicits feedback, and works toward resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns.




    Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing, BSN Preferred. Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut., All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire.




    2 years of RN Neonatal, PICU, or Labor & Delivery experience required. Clinical Nurse is the basic level for new graduates and all registered nurses., All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion.




    Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.




    Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing, and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.


    Additional Information

    2 years of RN Neonatal, PICU, or Labor & Delivery experience required. 


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