Registered Nurse (RN) - Inpatient PICU

 
Position: Registered Nurse (RN) - Inpatient PICU

Job ID: 163929

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: LT PICU 11

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7p-7a

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. 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. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization. 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 in search of a Registered Nurse for the PICU at Main Campus. We are seeking someone who excels in fast-paced learning with dynamic flexibility in a critical care setting. This position encompasses direct nursing care to critically ill patients, while ensuring safety and comfort, within our family centered care model.

 

 

The Texas Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is divided into 4 cohorts for better patient outcomes.
The 4 cohorts are:

    • 9 Legacy Tower: Surgical and Neuro-surgical Intensive Care Unit that encompasses post liver & kidney transplants, trauma patients, seizure disorder patients, and post-operative patients
    • 10 Legacy Tower: Medical Intensive Care Unit focusing on pulmonary/pulmonary hypertension patients, bone marrow transplant/hematology/oncology patients
    • 11 Legacy Tower:  Medical Intensive Care unit that encompasses a mix of medical-surgical patients.
    • 12 Legacy Tower: Transitional Intensive Care Unit is a unique cohort that focuses on our chronic, technology dependent patients who need intense education with the patient and family before discharging home.

As a PICU nurse, you will work with patients in each cohort.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



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:

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 an associate’s degree, technical diploma, or current enrollment in a nursing bridge program is required +signed agreement
  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas or Nurse Licensure Compact and BLS American Heart Association certification are required
  • One (1) year of professional nursing experience
  • 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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