STAFF RN PICU
Company: Children's Hospital (Omaha)
Posted on: June 25, 2019
Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and
hiring RNs for the PICU, a 28-bed nationally recognized Gold Level
Beacon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit caring for acutely ill
patients of all ages. If you are passionate about providing premier
pediatric care, there's no better place than Children's. Our
magnet-designated facility is growing and hiring registered nurses
who will enjoy autonomy, the respect of our world-class physicians
and career advancement opportunities.
We offer a Transition to Pediatric Nursing: Adult to Pediatric
Nursing program for nurses with a BSN who have worked a minimum of
one year with adults. The program is designed to teach you
everything you need to know about pediatric nursing and culminates
in eligibility for national certification as a pediatric RN.
This role coordinates professional nursing and individualized,
family centered care to pediatric patients/families through the use
of the nursing process and clinical skills in accordance with
standards and hospital policies and procedures.
% 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 (MD, CNC, family) as indicated
- 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. Uses available child care partners 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 (CNC, CNS/Educator, PCM, 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 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: Admission Assessment form, daily
Patient Flowsheet, Peripheral IV Flowsheet, Family Education
Record, and Interdisciplinary Goals.
- Reviews and updates computerized careplan to accurately reflect
the plan of care.
- Completes computerized documentation within established
timeframes, including, but not limited to: Medication
Administration Record, Allergies, Patient Information,
- Completes and verifies accurate order entry in the computerized
- Ensures that discharge instructions clearly state patient care
needs after discharge.
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 as a relief 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 CNC, add competencies Addendum A.
- 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 preferredCERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE
- 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.
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