About Texas Children's Hospital
We are searching for Critical Care Registered Nurses for our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the #1 Heart Center designated by U.S. News and World Report. Our team cares for children with the most complex congenital heart conditions. In this position, you will provide specialized nursing care to critically ill patients ranging in age from newborn throughout adolescence. You will learn to be skilled in caring for children with Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), advanced airways, and drip management.
Our CICU is spread across 3 floors with patients in cohorts to positively impact patient outcomes. The 3 cohorts are:
LT16: Heart Failure ICU
LT17: Cardiac ICU
LT18: Neonatal Cardiac ICU
While the patients are in cohorts, the nursing staff work together as one unit. As a CICU nurse, you will care for patients in each of these cohorts.
Think you have what it takes?
Experience preferred in PICU, CICU, ICU
Open to Cardiac step down/telemetry or Pediatric step-down experience
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 required
Current BLS certification required
1 year of professional nursing experience preferred
The ability to demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, time and resource management skills, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, and interdisciplinary collaboration
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 problems, 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 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