RN Pediatrics PRN

Employer
Cleveland Clinic
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 28, 2022
Closes
Jul 28, 2022
Ref
15660_169424
Specialty
Pediatrics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through ongoing formal and informal education and clinical nursing study.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • BSN preferred.

Certifications:

  • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) must be presented upon hire.
  • If in a Critical Care area an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)  through American Heart Association (AHA) Certification must be presented upon hire or within first year of employment.
  • Within one year of hire RNs in Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will achieve and maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) with the exception of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RNs who must achieve and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) provider status and RNs in the Special Delivery Unit, who must achieve and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
  • (ONS) Chemo/Bio course complete within 2 years of employment if employed on units inpatient and/or outpatient where chemo is administered.
  • If in an Adult/Combined EDs, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA). upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
  • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.

  • In Dedicated Trauma Centers, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC - adult) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC - pediatric) upon hire or within 24 months of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
  • Vascular Access Registered Nurse (VARN) program attendance required and obtains either a Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) or Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) certification upon hire or within a year of hire in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) areas.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • External applicants must have two years recent related nursing experience.
  • Internal applicants with less than two years’ experience but post orientation /90 day probationary period could be considered with Chief Nursing Officer level review and approval.
  • Successfully pass all prescreen competency assessments required.
  • Will consider licensed military RN experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital’s inpatient pediatric nursing unit provides general medical-surgical care for our youngest of patients and their families. Our 24-bed unit is staffed 24/7 by pediatric hospitalists, nurse practioners and nurses who specialize in pediatric healthcare. Our nursing staff and physician team have specialized training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and are supported by our Pediatric Emergency Department. With a nursing skill mix of RN’s, LPN’s, and PCA’s, our talented, caring staff specialize in delivering world class care to pediatric patients with conditions such as: asthma, acute illnesses, infections, dehydration and more. Child life specialists are an important part of our unit structure. These professionals work daily to provide guidance, emotional support and age appropriate understanding of tests and procedures to children of all ages. Our unit has dedicated pediatric nurse practitioners who coordinate patient care, advise on holistic care, and facilitate discharge needs and follow up. Our nursing staff, nurse practitioners and pediatric hospitalists work together to develop a plan of care that is individualized to each patient’s needs. More than half of the nursing staff on our unit holds professional certification backed by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Fifty percent of our nurses have either a BSN or Master’s degree in nursing, with three more staff currently enrolled in school. With a robust Shared Governance group, continual quality improvements are made while focusing on the delivery of family-centered care.

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