RN, Registered Nurse- Pediatric ICU

Location
San Antonio, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 22, 2020
Closes
Feb 21, 2020
Specialty
ICU / CCU, Pediatrics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description
Sign On Bonus avaiable for PICU experience

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio/CHRISTUS Health System is seeking pediatric intensive care nurses to provide care and treatment for children and adolescents with critical care disease processes. Join the only stand-alone children's hospital in San Antonio providing comprehensive pediatric care.

Our intensive care unit currently consists of 24 PICU and 16 Intermediate Care beds. RNs Collaborate with a diverse multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate and family-centered care for PICU/IMC patients and their families.

Requirements
A. Education:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with active RN Texas licensure.

B. Experience:
  • All newly licensed RNs with less than 6 months' experience must participate in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Residency Program. An individualized learning plan will be developed through completion of the Performance Gap Analysis and competency completion will be documented through the program's tracking software.

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse with valid Texas License
  • BLS Certification required; ACLS certification highly desired/recommended. Current specialty certification as required.
  • Must have working knowledge of the nursing process as well as in depth knowledge of therapeutic, physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and developmental needs for a select category of patients.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

D. Additional requirements for RN staff:
  • Current PALS and/or ENPC certification or completion by the end of the orientation period.
  • Current ACLS certification or completion by the end of the orientation period.
  • Current TNCC or completion within 12 months of hire and maintain certification thereafter.
  • Yearly attendance at Annual Nursing Competency Day.
  • Completion of all annual competency verification requirements.
  • Crisis Intervention training within 12 months of hire and maintain training annually thereafter.
  • Completion of an evidence based triage curriculum within:
    • 6 months of hire for new graduate or inexperienced RNs (less than 1 year of nursing experience).
    • 3 months of hire for experienced RNs (more than 1 year of nursing experience).
  • All newly hired experienced RNs must attend New Nurses Orientation within the first 30 days of hire and take the PBDS (Performance Based Development System) assessment before any hands on patient care occurs.
  • New hires are precepted by a staff member and initial on-boarding requirements are validated through successful completion of the designated organizational entry competency validation, any assigned coursework from the post-PBDS education, and an Emergency Department-specific competency validation

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