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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.
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We are searching for a Staff Nurse for the PICU at our West Campus – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, educating, implementing, and evaluating age-appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family-centered principles and cost-effective care.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Perform and document assessments of the patient/family including biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs
- Collect and analyze data from the medical record in order to coordinate patient care
- Analyze situations, anticipate potential problems, and detect changes in patient status
- Identify each patient’s needs pertaining to patient teaching, discharge planning, growth and development, nutritional screening, functional status, and pain management
- Develop an individualized plan of care based upon the nursing assessment and re-prioritize and change as necessary
- Determine which standards of care and practice apply to the patient and coordinate among other health team members as appropriate
- Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences
- Execute therapeutic physician or nurse interventions according to established standards
- Evaluate and document the patient’s response to the care provided and recognize their progress towards the desired outcome
- Identify actual/potential barriers to learning and utilize various teaching strategies to overcome them as appropriate
- Maintain confidentiality concerning patient/family issues
- Act as a resource in educating new employees/team members
- Participate in achieving hospital/unit goals, structures, and priorities
Skills & Requirements
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing or other degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement
- Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and current BLS certification is required
- 1 year of professional nursing experience
- Two (2) years of PICU experience preferred
- Able to work nights
- The ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills, good time and resource management skills, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of unit-specific equipment, and knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, PALS, and interdisciplinary collaboration
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