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 ventilators and monitors, these nurses work with their physician and advanced practice nurse team to provide quality care to both the neonate and the family.
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
- Cinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nursing aides, unit desk clerks, and clinical nurse educator
- Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts, 16-hour shifts
- Programs/councils: Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Care Council, Education Council, Scheduling
Committee, Bereavement Committee, CPR Committee, March of Dimes (CNAC) Chapter, NICU Action Committee (includes parents), Developmental Committee, Level 2 Core Group, NICU Breastfeeding Support Team, PICC Team, Transport Team, Patient Satisfaction Committee, Clinical Nurse Practice Council, Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council
Operations Manager: Maureen Lloyd, RN, MSN, RNC - NIC