RN - Registered Nurse - Pediatric ICU (PICU) 7p-7a
Experienced RN - Registered Nurse
(RN Experience required - PICU. Pediatric, or ICU experience preferred)
The PICU units at The Children's Hospital are specially designed to meet the needs of children. All of the unit's physicians and nurses are pediatric specialists, and are focused on providing developmentally appropriate care.
PICU Services Unique to the Region:
Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Otolaryngology (ORL) or Ear, Nose and Throat services
Complex Thoracic Surgery
The physician staff performs complicated surgeries that include heart, orthopedic, craniofacial, neurosurgery and complicated general surgeries. We have four Pediatric Intensive Care doctors on staff. We also have endocrinology, nephrology and hematology/oncology programs. Every nurse in the PICU is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Many have National Pediatric Certifications and/or Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Chemo or Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications.
The PICU supports families and never tries to separate a child from their family. Families are part of the daily routine in caring for any child in the unit. They are consulted about their child's care and are involved at every level. All units at The Children's Hospital are focused on family-centered care.
Under general supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.
Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients. Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patients. Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment. Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary. Administers medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products. Delivers patient care competently. Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge. Informs patient and family of hospital procedures. Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel. Delegates tasks to support staff.