Registered Nurse I Pediatric ICU

6 days left

Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 30, 2017
Closes
Nov 29, 2017
Specialty
ICU / CCU, Pediatrics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
3E-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): The PICU is a 39-bed unit. This unit serves as a regional referral center, and is a designated Level I Trauma Center for comprehensive care to pediatric patients and their families. The PICU Patient Care Management Team coordinates interdisciplinary patient assessment and patient care and provided by pediatric intensivists and specialty nurses in conjunction with multiple specialty services within the Medical Center. Patients are admitted to the PICU from the ED, Trauma Services, the Operating Room, and transfers from in-house units as well as transports from other institutions via the Pediatric Transport team.

Trauma patients comprise about 10%-15% of patients in the PICU. These patients often have multiple injuries or severe head trauma. The PICU is also a Pediatric Burn Center and receives referrals from the region. Other complex patients requiring general surgery, ENT, craniofacial, neurosurgical and other surgical subspecialties are also cared for in the PICU.

Medical patients comprise 50%-60% of patients and include children with respiratory failure, meningitis or seizures, sepsis, multi-system organ failure and chronically ill children. Children with cancer also require PICU care for complications that develop as part of the underlying disease, chemotherapy or following bone marrow transplantation. Services are provided daily, 24 hours per day.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.

Qualifications
Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Required Skills/Knowledge

The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National.
Identify resources and know when to ask for assistance. Aware of how to access best practices. Identify self learning needs and seek resources to meet those needs.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Functional Accountabilities

Transformational Leadership

  • Contribute to MagnetTM re-designation as evidenced by timely annual completion of professional profile and participation in relevant councils, committees, task forces and/or community outreach.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills as evidenced by successful completion of change project.

  • Recognize need to escalate patient care issues via chain of command.

  • Utilize the currently identified process to ensure accurate hand off.

  • Demonstrate ability to work cohesively with ancillary staff to meet patient care needs.

  • Cooperate in the implementation of change and support management decisions.

  • Demonstrate empathy, concern and a desire to be helpful to others.
  • Structural Empowerment

  • Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements and participates in professional activities to enhance nursing practice.

  • Participate in performance appraisal and peer review.

  • Support department goals for formal education, national certification, national safety standards and service excellence.

  • Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare team and is viewed positively by coworkers.
  • Exemplary Professional Practice

  • Gather physical and psychosocial data on patient and family and complete accurate and timely patient assessment.

  • Demonstrate clinical skills necessary to care for assigned patients.

  • Develop assessment, organizational and prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical needs change throughout the shift.

  • Complete documentation in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Continually assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout hospital/clinic stay and before time of discharge.

  • Organize care to complete assignment on time.

  • Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
  • Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

  • Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

    New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements

  • Participate in efforts to optimize unit and hospital operations through quality improvement (rounding, handwashing etc.).

  • Maintain awareness of changes or new information related to specialty area.
  • Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things