Pediatric RN - NICU at Primary Children's Hospital
February 12, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Primary Children's 50-Bed NICU cares for neonates requiring care from pediatric sub- specialists in cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery, and neonatology disciplines. It is Utah's only Level IV NICU. Valuable communication skills are needed to provide information and comfort to parents while answering their questions and concerns for their newborn. Responsibilities include monitoring vital signs, feeding and caring for the baby, and administering medications, according to doctor instructions. Other responsibilities could include placing and monitoring IV's and supplying oxygen when necessary.
The Registered Nurse (RN) ICU is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of patients. The staff RN utilizes the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members.
Essential Job Duties
Performs appropriate assessment of physical, social and psychological status (including cognitive, communicative and developmental skills as appropriate).
Seeks and evaluates information acquired from other members of interdisciplinary team: patient, family, physician, non-nursing disciplines, support staff, others.
Uses assessment information and critical thinking skills to collaboratively develop individualized plan of care.
Actively seeks patient, family, team, and physician involvement to develop plan of care including needed education.
Collaboratively plans and prepares patients for further support needs once the current episode of care outcomes are met (i.e., teaching, referrals, and follow-up).
Directs the interdisciplinary care team via delegation, coordination and collaboration as appropriate.
Provides or delegates care consistent with plan of care, guidelines of care and professional licensure provisions.
Demonstrates the ability to set priorities and to coordinate and organize patient care delivery through effectively managing time, supplies, and resources.
Evaluates patient response to interventions through review of achievement of goals, clinical outcomes, patient and family satisfaction.
Revises plan of care as indicated, and reassesses changes as appropriate.
Promotes nursing profession and participate in development of others.
Integrates legal and ethical standards into practice: complies with regulatory standards, practices within scope of licensure, provides accurate & timely documentation, and understands legal implications of care delivery.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: This position will work rotating 12 hours shifts (days/evenings/nights) and weekends and holidays.
Department: NICU - Level IV
Additional Details: This position is located at Primary Children's Hospital
Current RN License in state of practice.
BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers.
Unit specific certification as required (i.e., ACLS, PALS, etc.).
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Basic computer skills.
** Note: RNs hired or promoted on or after July 1, 2017 who have 12 months or less of working experience as an RN will be required to sign an agreement that they will obtain their BSN degree on or before June 1, 2022. Anyone starting in this role January 2021 or after will be given three years to complete their BSN degree on or before June 1, 2022.
Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution.
One year or more experience in a Level III or IV NICU.
Pediatric Nursing experience
All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Working Hours: 36
Primary Work Location: Primary Children's Hospital