PICU Staff Nurse - Inpatient

 
Position: PICU Staff Nurse - Inpatient

Job ID: 154061

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UN

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7p-7a

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for an Inpatient Staff Nurse (PICU West Campus) – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide nursing care to patients having a diagnostic imaging study, ensuring patient comfort and safety while collaborating with the department to optimize patient throughput.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including biophysical, psychosocial, developmental ( age – appropriate), culture, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner. 
  • Analyzes situations, anticipates potential problem, and detects changes in patient status 
  • Re-prioritizes and updates plan of care based on new information and changes to the patient’s condition; communicates this information to other health care team members and documents in the medical record. 
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences and documents in the medical record 
  • Assists patients/family in implementing their role in the plan of care as appropriate 
  • Assess patient family learning needs capabilities, preferences, and readiness to learn prior to teaching. 
  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members. 
  • Administers and documents medications and treatments in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge and utilize new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
  • Participate in unit performance improvement initiatives.


Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in nursing or an associate’s degree with current enrollment in a nursing bridge program is required
  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas
  • One (1) year of professional nursing experience
  • Two (2) years of PICU experience preferred
  • The ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good time and resource management skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Operate unit specific equipment
  • Able to work nights
  • Knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, PALS, ACLS and interdisciplinary collaboration


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