Registered Nurse - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Full Time/Nights in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/14/2020

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    Lancaster, CA
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Job Description

Job Objective:

In addition to the objective outlined in the AVH Registered Nurse (RN) Job Description, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) RN is responsible for nursing care of preterm and/or newborn infants in distress or having difficulty in the transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life, guided by the policies and procedures of the unit. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Meets all the essential duties and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
  2. Additional duties and responsibilities of the NICU RN:
    1. Assesses unique developmental needs of neonates and recognizes both normal and abnormal patterns of development.
    2. Assists families through stages of grief and loss as needed.
    3. Provides quality care with accurate assessment, interventions, and documentation for the low to high risk neonate.
    4. Provides newborn care to the infant at delivery.
    5. Provides age specific education for infant, adolescent and adult. 

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Copying, faxing 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Possesses all the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the mandated reporting laws.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of infant and child safety measures and abduction prevention program. 

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication 


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust 

Education and Experience:



  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Attends a minimum of six (6) Neonatal Nursing Rounds annually.
  • Completes twenty (20) hours of training in Breastfeeding and Lactation within 6 months of hire.


  • BSN or MSN preferred.  


  • Two (2) years recent clinical experience in NICU specialty area preferred. 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:


  • Meets all required licensure and/or certifications of the Registered Nurse.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required within 6 months from date of hire to NICU. 


  • Certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) or Critical Care Neonatal Nursing (CCRN-Neonatal).
  • STABLE Program certification. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work often performed under stressful, emotional, and physical conditions.
  • May be exposed to contaminated Instruments that may cause Infections, burns, or cuts.
  • Requires frequent walking, standing, bending, twisting and reaching, and must be able to speak, see, and hear.
  • Ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to operate technical equipment in the NICU safely and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations. 

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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