Company: Children's Hospital (Omaha)
Posted on: June 25, 2019
Children's is growing and expanding with the addition of the
Hubbard Center for Children in 2021. A new department within the
Hubbard Center for Children is the Cardiac Care Unit, a 32-bed unit
with an adaptable acuity care model. The Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
will care for all patients with a primary cardiac diagnosis from 34
weeks gestation to 21 years of age, including those that need
intensive care level monitoring or just an overnight observation
stay. The Cardiac Care Unit patient population includes patients
requiring pre and post-surgical repair and/or heart
catheterization, medical patients with heart failure, transplant,
shock, pulmonary hypertension, and patients needing ECMO support.
The Cardiac Care Unit is currently hiring registered nurses who are
have a desire to work with the cardiac population regardless of
acuity level. Children's is a three-time magnet designated facility
and our Cardiac Center has recently been ranked by US News and
World report as a top 15 Cardiac Center throughout the United
States. If you are passionate about providing premier pediatric
cardiac care, there is no better place than Children's.
% of Time 23%
- Conducts individualized age-specific patient/family assessments
according to defined unit scope and nursing practice standards,
appropriate collaborative problems (CPG's)/nursing diagnoses(ND's),
or protocols. (Individualized refers to the patient's
developmental, cognitive, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, and
educational/family influences and physical/medical care needs.)
- Collects and documents data related to patient's individualized
- Demonstrates age-specific competency in assessment of patients
by the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the
patient needs, knowledge of growth and development, and
understanding of the range of treatment needed by these
- Assesses patient/family need for education and uses an
individualized approach in delivery style.
- Assesses family expectations for, and involvement in the
assessment and continuous care or treatment of the
- Identifies nursing diagnoses, collaborative problems, and/or
protocols for each patient, based on assessment, at the time of
- Performs reassessment based on unit standards, CPG's/ND's,
protocols and changes in patient condition. Communicates changes to
appropriate persons (Provider, Charge RN, and family) as
- Develops individualized patient/family plan of care using
CPG/ND's, and practice guidelines/protocols to meet identified
needs. (Plan of Care includes current and anticipated actions
focused on care, education, discharge needs.)
- Utilizes assessment data from the healthcare team to
individualize appropriate goals and actions for the patient,
including collaboration with the family and the healthcare
- Utilizes individualized assessment data to develop the
patient/family's plan of care.
- Formulates goals and outcomes based on assessment
- Revises plan of care based on patient's condition,
interdisciplinary input, and family needs.
- Demonstrates ability to prioritize patient interventions based
on assessments/reassessments. Delegates to Certified Nursing
Assistants to support patient care needs as appropriate.
- Implements and evaluates nursing actions in accordance with the
individualized patient/family plan of care and patient
- Oversees that the nursing and interdisciplinary plan of
care/goals are coordinated, implemented, evaluated, and revised as
needed. Identifies the need for interdisciplinary
involvement/outside resources and follows through. Uses appropriate
resources (CN, Supervisor, Manager, CNS/Educator, Director, MD,
etc.) to ensure that clinical outcomes are achieved.
- Incorporates critical thinking into the delivery of clinical
skills and in analyzing patient response to orders, tests, labs,
medications, and treatments.
- Demonstrates clinical competence in administering interventions
according to identified standards and age specific needs.
- Provides and/or coordinates with other disciplines
patient/family education according to identified care needs,
considering assessment of patient/family's readiness to learn
- Documentation reflects accurate assessment/evaluation,
modification, and patient's response to therapy, changes in
condition, and therapeutic interventions/procedures.
- Entries in the electronic medical record follow hospital policy
(i.e., date, time, use of appropriate abbreviations, and
- Documentation is completed within established timeframes
including, but not limited to the following in the EMR: Admission
Assessment, Patient Daily Assessment, Daily Cares and Safety,
Lines, Education Record, and Care Plan Goals.
- Reviews and updates patient care plan to accurately reflect the
plan of care.
- Completes computerized documentation within established
timeframes, including, but not limited to: Medication
Administration Record, Allergies, Patient Information,
- Provides the last line of defense for patient safety including
medication administration, procedures, and discharge planning.
Based on departmental/organizational need may be required to
participate in Transplant program functions Regular attendance at
work is an essential function of the job. Perform physical
requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES 5%
- Performs other duties assigned.
- Accepts assignments to float to other units utilizing clinical
skill sets and appropriate resources, delegating when appropriate.
Professionally supports the assigned unit, as seen through
interactions with patients, families, area staff, colleagues and
- Accepts assignment to mentor student nurse observation
experience in unit.
- Accepts assignments to share/teach knowledge and provide
clinical support to serve as a preceptor for new staff.
- Professionally seeks opportunities to help teammates during
shift as needed.
- Accepts and completes other assigned tasks in a professional
- If designated relief Charge Nurse, add competencies Addendum
- If designated compensated preceptor, add competencies Addendum
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing
from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of
efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful
conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Diploma, Associates, or Bachelor's degree from an accredited
school of nursing required
- Minimum 1 year of RN experience required
- Experience with pediatric patients preferred
- Previous experience with EPIC preferred
- Must possess a current valid Nebraska RN license/RN Compact
- Must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support
- Current and valid Pediatric Life Advanced Life Support (PALS)
required, within 6months of hire
- Current and valid certification preferred; Certified Pediatric
Nurse or Certified Critical Care Nurse
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