The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 24 bed unit and serves as aquaternary care referral center for 4 states. We care for patients from 45 weeks corrected gestational ageup to young adults. The PICU patients have a number of interesting conditions including septic shock, solid organ transplant (liver, intestine, and kidney), advanced bone marrow transplant, neurosurgery and other pediatric surgeries. Specialized care provided in the PICU includes ECMO/ECLS (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/Extracorporeal Life support), continuous renal replacement therapy, liver dialysis, nitric oxide and ICP monitoring.
The PICU RN staff work closely with respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists and physicians to care for these critically ill children. The physical environment is made of mostly single rooms with a parent space (including a place to sleep in the room) that allows families to be present and partner in the care of their child.
Seattle Children's also offers superior staffing ratios in our critical care departments.Relocation bonus is available for experienced ICU RNs.
As an integral member of the Health Care Team, the RN functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by the State, the ANA Scope and Standards for Pediatric Nursing Practice, and adheres to Seattle Children’s policies/procedures and guidelines of care. Responsible for providing safe, family centered patient care. using the Nursing Care Process, the RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in a collaborative method with the patient and patient’s family, significant others, and members of the health care team.
- One (1) yearcurrent RN experience working in a PICU, CICU, or level III NICU is preferred. However, will also considerRNs with at least two (2) years current RN pediatric acute care hospital experience or adult ICU experience.
- CurrentWashington StateRN License or ability to obtain license.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be required either upon hire, or within first 90 days.
- Basic Life Support CPR is required upon hire date.
- Nurses may be asked to work overtime occasionally
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
CCRN specialty certification
** Please note: Due to our recent expansion and brand new patient care tower, wehave several PICU RN positions open for 12- hour night shift and also 12 hour day/night rotation shifts. Day/Night shift rotations generally rotate every 6 weeks or so. Situations may vary. Schedules are flexible.
A majority of our open positions require the RN to work a 0.9 FTE or 3 12-hour shifts per week. Schedules may vary.
Nurses generally work every other weekend and nurses may be asked to work overtime occasionally.