Registered Nurse – PICU job in Glendale, AZ

Location
Glendale, Arizona
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Ref
335649
Specialty
PICU, Traveling Nurse
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Registered Nurse (RN) Travel Job Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Registered Nurses provide care for children and adolescents with a wide-range of ailments, from common childhood diseases to life-threatening illnesses. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/PICU RN Responsibilities:
  • The Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse provides age and culturally appropriate care to patient, consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Monitors patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, breathing and heart rate, and initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology
  • Follows continuous cardiac and respiratory monitor readings, such as EKG tracings, O2 stats, CVP/arterial line waveforms, if applicable, and reports any observed changes
  • Tracks urine output, changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs (both central venous & arterial)
  • Administers infusion therapy, including: IV fluids, antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, electrolytes
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as ventilators
  • Prepares and administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments, analyzes lab results
  • Assists treating physician during examination, treatment and procedures, which can include life-saving situations
  • Assists with the insertion or discontinuation of CV catheters, arterial lines, external ventricular drains, epidural catheters and endotracheal tubes, Foleys
  • The PICU RN provides education, information and emotional support to the patient’s family and caregivers
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • The PICU RN performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment

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