This position is responsible for the delivery of patient care in the critical care setting through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This includes caring for critically ill pediatric patients immediately post anesthesia, trauma patients, neurological patients, medical-surgical patients and oncology patients requiring critical care.
Follows Registered Nurse state practice guidelines and hospital policies and procedures, as well as unit based protocols and procedures. Collaborates with other disciplines to assure patient safety, creates an environment of healing, and facilitate the achievement of exceptional outcomes for patients and families.
Requires completion of accredited Registered Nurse program of nursing. Must maintain current State Registered Nurse license, AHA CPR for Healthcare Providers certification, and hospital mandatories. Position requires completion of PALS and unit-based competency classes within 6 months of hire or transfer to department. ACLS & TNCC are highly recommended advanced courses, however, are not mandatory. Level I competencies are encouraged to be completed by the end of the first 18 months of employment, Level II competencies recommended to be completed by the end of the third year of employment.
Entry into the PICU requires one of the following:
· Previous Pediatric/ER/ICU/PICU
· 2+ years experience in an acute care, medical-surgical setting,
Has frequent interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other departments, patients and their families. Must have the sensitivity, maturity, and ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
HCA Inc - 21 months ago
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HCA dispenses TLC for a profit. HCA Holdings, through HCA, Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America) operates more than 160 acute care,...