Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Staff Nurse II - Pediatric ICU/IMC PICU
Job ID: 7582
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Category: Nursing-ClinicalWinston-Salem, NCNursing-Clinical, Medical, Healthcare8/7/2014Full time night shift experienced RN position in a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center Pediatric ICU/ IMC department. Must meet and maintain pediatric competencies and PALS required after 1 year.Pediatric Critical Care is a dynamic unit specializing in care of critically ill pediatric...http://www.wakehealth.edu/HR/Staff-Nurse-II---Pediatric-ICU/IMC-7582.htm
Full time night shift experienced RN position in a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center Pediatric ICU/ IMC department. Must meet and maintain pediatric competencies and PALS required after 1 year.
Pediatric Critical Care is a dynamic unit specializing in care of critically ill pediatric patients, term infants to young adults. Patients present with a wide variety of surgical and medical diagnoses such as trauma, congenital cardiac defects, and renal transplant, respiratory failure, sepsis, and organ failure. All neonatal and pediatric Extra Corporeal Membranous Oxygenation (ECMO) is provided within the unit. Trained PICU nurses act as the Brenner Rapid Response Team. The unit is recognized as an innovator in patient safety and harm prevention. Much of the unit's success begins with a strong multidisciplinary team that includes 24/7 Pediatric Intensivist coverage and making parental presence and involvement a priority.
Both areas of Pediatric Critical Care are located on the 6th floor of Ardmore West tower.
- 18 private rooms, three with negative pressure capability, one with positive pressure capability
- 11 Pediatric Intensive Care beds, 7 Pediatric Intermediate Care beds
- One Palliative Care/Bereavement room
- Nurse Patient Ration determined by acuity: 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3
As a new nurse in Pediatric Critical Care, orientation varies based on experience. Nurses with prior experience in either Critical Care or Pediatrics complete a comprehensive 10 to 12 week orientation; new graduates complete a 4-6 month orientation developed to create a firm foundation in the care of our varied acuity and diagnoses. All orientees work with trained preceptors. Specialty classes are provided by the Staff Education Department. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is required. CPN and CCRN certification is recognized and vigorously encouraged.
Patient centered care is provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Occupational and Physical Therapy. Nurses self-schedule to meet their needs. They are supported by a Nurse Manager, Two Assistant Nurse Managers, and a dedicated charge nurse for each shift. Shared Governance is an integral part of unit function. Shifts are 12 hour days 7a-7p or 12 hour nights 7p-7a. PRN positions are also available for those with PICU experience.
Job Summary: Provides nursing care to patients using the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation). The staff nurse directs and leads other assigned team members and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to provide age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice.
Education / Experience: Graduation from accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: RN licensure in NC. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may be required within one year in select areas. Performs and maintains competency for point-of-care testing as assigned; waived and or non-waived, ensuring compliance with WFBH policies and with applicable state and federal regulations.
1. Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient/family centered care focusing on the physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs. This includes providing for the assessment, development of nursing diagnoses, outcome identification, planning, implementation of interventions, coordination of care, health teaching and promotion and evaluation of goals and interventions consistent with the policies of WFBMC.
2. Maintains a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment through ensuring patient privacy and responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional behavior. Utilizes and promotes the use of technology and equipment to enhance the safety of patients and staff.
3. Communicates effectively to promote sharing of information throughout the continuum of care and as an effective member of the healthcare team.
4. Demonstrates the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model. This includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills, autonomous practice and acknowledgment of accountability for actions and critical thinking.
5. Acts as a patient advocate throughout the continuum of care including all patient settings and in the community.
6. Coordinates the effective and efficient delivery of patient care services through the application of care management principles. Identifies clinical priorities and initiates action to improve patient outcomes.
7. Demonstrates ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, promotion of a healthy work environment and acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth.
Skills and Qualifications:
Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Subject to highly stressful and crowded conditions
Moderate noise environment
Required to wear PPE
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center strives to provide best-in-class nursing care to our patients. To continue to provide such high quality services, meet internal targets and comply with ACCN Magnet requirements for a plan to increase BSN staff to 80% by 2020, WFBMC desires to employ nurses who have achieved, or will achieve, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. WFBMC will provide nurses who have earned an Associate Degree in Nursing a period of five (5) years from the date of hire to meet that educational requirement.