Onward Healthcare Skills Checklists

Congratulations on your decision to apply for a travel nursing position with Onward Healthcare! Before we can offer you a nursing employment opportunity, an electronic skills assessment must be completed. From the nursing skills checklist below, please locate the list that matches your specialty and complete the online form. Be sure to review your information thoroughly before clicking the submit button. Thank you!


NICU Skills Checklist

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1. No theory and/or experience
2. Limited experience/need supervision and/or support
3. Experienced/minimal support needed to perform
4. Proficient/can perform independently
 
PATIENT TYPES
1 2 3 4
 
Neonates < 28 Weeks
 
Neonates 29 - 34 Weeks
 
Neonates > 34 Weeks
 
WORK SETTINGS
1 2 3 4
 
Level II NICU
 
Level III NICU
 
Level IV NICU
 
CARDIOVASCULAR
1 2 3 4
 
Cardiac Surgery - Pre-op
 
Cardiac Surgery - Immediate Post-op
 
Congenital Heart Disease/Defects
 
CHF/Pulmonary Edema
 
Hemodynamic Instability
 
PULMONARY
1 2 3 4
 
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
 
Diaphragmatic Hernia
 
Fresh Tracheostomy
 
Meconium Aspiration
 
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
 
Pneumonia
 
Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Failure
 
Interpretation of ABGs
 
Assist with Intubation/Extubation
 
Endotracheal Suctioning
 
Chest Tube Placement and Management
 
Modes of Ventilation (AC/PC/SIMV/CPAP/BiPAP)
 
High Frequency Ventilation
 
Inhaled NO
 
ECMO
 
NEUROLOGIC
1 2 3 4
 
Ballard/Dubowitz
 
Reflexes Based on Gestational Age
 
Hydrocephalus
 
Intraventricular Hemorrhage
 
Meningocele/Myelomeningocele
 
Neonatal Abstinence Score/Syndrome
 
Seizures
 
GASTROINTESTINAL
1 2 3 4
 
Colostomy/Ileostomy
 
Gastroschisis/Omphalocele
 
GI Bleeding
 
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
 
Post Abdominal Procedure
 
FEEDINGS
1 2 3 4
 
Breast Milk Handling/Storage
 
Breast Pump
 
Gavage Feedings
 
NG/OG/NJ Tube Placement and Management
 
RENAL/ENDOCRINE/GENETIC
1 2 3 4
 
Circumcision Care
 
Genetic Disorders
 
Hypo/Hyperglycemia
 
Infant of Diabetic Mother
 
Malformations of the GU Tract/Kidney
 
Phototherapy
 
Renal Failure
 
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
1 2 3 4
 
Neonatal Sepsis
 
Septic Work Up
 
Assist with Lumbar Puncture
 
MEDICATIONS
1 2 3 4
 
Calculation of Neonatal Dosages
 
Antibiotics/Antivirals
 
Anticonvulsants
 
Immunizations
 
Digoxin
 
IV Vasopressors
 
Prostaglandin
 
Bronchodilators
 
Steroids
 
Caffeine
 
Surfactant
 
Automated Medication Dispensing (i.e. Pyxis, Omnicell)
 
IV THERAPY
1 2 3 4
 
Administration of Blood/Blood Products
 
Central Line Catheter/Dressings
 
Management of UAC/UVC Lines
 
Radial Arterial Lines
 
Start IVs
 
CARDIAC MONITORING & EMERG. RESPONSE
1 2 3 4
 
Attend High Risk Deliveries
 
Preparation for Transport
 
Transport Neonate
 
Rhythm Interpretation
 
Dysrhythmia Management
 
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1 2 3 4
 
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
 
Bereavement/Postmortem Care
 
Neonatal Skin Care
 
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment/Prevention
 
Restraints/Use of Least Restrictive Device
 
Patient/Family Teaching
 
Age Specific/Population-Based Care
 
Isolation Precautions
 
Infection Prevention
 
Pain Assessment & Management
 
Charge Experience
 
Interpretation and Communication of Lab Values
 
EMR
1 2 3 4
 
Epic
 
Cerner
 
Eclipsys
 
McKesson
 
Meditech
 
Other Computerized System
 
Computerized Physician Order Entry
 
Bar Coding for Medication Administration
 
 
EMR Conversion
 
CERTIFICATIONS
 
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NRP
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PALS
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S.T.A.B.L.E.
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NCC Certification - RNC-NIC
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NICU Skills Checklist, version 4

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