Special Care Nursery
Contact the Unit Manager:
- 12 Special care nursery beds
- Our Special Care nursery typically handles babies delivered at 30 weeks or later, those in respiratory distress who require a ventilator, or newborns who need antibiotic therapy. We work closely with families to continuously communicate baby's progress and encourage bonding with mother for care and feeding to help promote baby's wellness.
Pam Combs, Head Nurse
Linda White, Associate Head Nurse
Chris Moore, Unit Specific Educator
One, eight-hour paid educational day (with hospital paying up to $100 toward educational fee) offered yearly. CEU credits available by completing unit-specific learning packets. Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification offered.
- 12-hour shifts
- Days and nights
- Weekend requirement of two full weekends out of every six-week schedule
RN Employment Requirement:
Neonatal Resuscitation Program and CPR certification required. Two years of experience required (Level III Newborn Intensive Care Nursery preferred - Level II or Special Care Nursery experience considered). Experience attending deliveries preferred. Well-baby nursery and pediatric experience a plus.
What makes us special?
We offer a quiet teaching environment where nurses have time to interact with parents and families. Nice nurse-to-patient ratios of 1:1 to 1:3. Lactation consultants are available to help with breastfeeding issues. Our Special Care Nursery is small enough to foster a strong sense of "team spirit" and high level of trust between nurses – you work with your friends. "We give the BEST CARE with the BEST STAFF!"
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