About Texas Children's Hospital
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?
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
• Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas or Nurse Licensure Compact and BLS certification are required
• 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
• 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.