Neonatal Care Nursing
Caring for micro-preemies, preemies, and newborns with life-threatening problems, these nurses continually use assessment skills as changes in status occur rapidly. Use of state of the art equipment and best practice methodology, these nurses work with their physician and mid-level provider team to provide quality, family-centered care.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is immediately adjacent to the Labor and Delivery suites on Lower Level 1 in the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. Our location permits immediate response to urgent deliveries, and emergency neonatal resuscitation in the NICU, when necessary.
- Number of beds: 41
- Nurse to patient ratio: 1:1-3
- Type of patients: critically ill neonates, premature infants, surgical cases, congentital anomalies
- Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, respiratory therapists, unit desk clerks, and clinical nurse educator
- Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
- Programs/councils: Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Care Council, Nursing Advisory Council Education Council, Bereavement Committee, CPR Committee, March of Dimes NICU Action Committee (includes parents), Level 2 Core Group, LactationTeam, PICC Team, Transport Team, Professional Practice Council, Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council
Operations Manager: Maureen Lloyd, RN, MSN, RNC - NIC