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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse (RN) - New York City



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Do you have a passion for caring for the tiniest patients? Are you a highly skilled and compassionate RN seeking a challenging and rewarding career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)?

DirectShifts is seeking exceptional NICU Nurses to join our network in New York City! If you thrive in a fast-paced, critical care environment and possess a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of premature and critically ill newborns, we want to hear from you!

About the Role:

As a NICU RN at a DirectShifts facility in NYC, you will play a vital role in providing specialized and lifesaving care to fragile newborns facing a variety of medical challenges. You will work collaboratively with neonatologists, respiratory therapists, other nurses, and healthcare professionals to ensure optimal outcomes for these vulnerable infants.


  • Assess the complex needs of premature and critically ill newborns.
  • Monitor vital signs, interpret lab results, and operate advanced life support equipment.
  • Administer specialized medications and provide meticulous care following intricate treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to develop individualized care plans and track patient progress.
  • Provide emotional support and guidance to parents of NICU babies during a difficult time.
  • Maintain a sterile and safe environment for critically ill newborns in the NICU.
  • Adhere to all hospital policies and NICU care protocols.


  • Active and unrestricted New York State RN License.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NCCN) certification (preferred, but not mandatory).
  • BLS certification (Basic Life Support) and ACLS certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) mandatory.
  • PALS certification (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) (a plus).
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership abilities.
  • Compassionate and patient-centered approach with a focus on advocating for the needs of fragile newborns.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional technical skills for providing specialized care.

Benefits of Working with DirectShifts:

  • Competitive salaries and flexible scheduling options to fit your needs.
  • Opportunity to work at various top hospitals with advanced NICU facilities throughout NYC.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment with a focus on professional development.
  • Make a profound impact on the lives of premature and critically ill newborns and their families.

Ready to Make a Difference in NICU Care?

If you are a qualified and motivated NICU RN seeking a challenging and incredibly rewarding career, apply today! Join DirectShifts and leverage your expertise to provide exceptional care to critically ill newborns in NYC's NICUs.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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