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Registered Nurse (RN), PICU at Egleston

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Date: Sep 8, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30322

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Requisition #:  1526     
Name of Location:   Egleston
Work Schedule:  Night
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Variable 

 

 

 

EXTERNAL SUMMARY

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston provides comprehensive care for children in a specialized environment. Children’s offers access to more than 400 specialists in 31 pediatric, medical and surgical specialties.  Our 36 bed unit sees patients of all ages (infant - 18+) covering a variety of illnesses and diagnoses,

 

Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care services. Provides direct patient care. To proactively support the efforts that will ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's.

NOTE: Requirements and behaviors on this job description include all items in the Novice Job description.

INTERNAL SUMMARY

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston provides comprehensive care for children in a specialized environment. Children’s offers access to more than 400 specialists in 31 pediatric, medical and surgical specialties.  Our 36 bed unit sees patients of all ages (infant - 18+) covering a variety of illnesses and diagnoses,

 

Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care services. Provides direct patient care. To proactively support the efforts that will ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's.

NOTE: Requirements and behaviors on this job description include all items in the Novice Job description.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current license in the state of Georgia as a Registered Nurse.
  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
  • Graduation from an approved Diploma or Associate’s Degree program.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Previous Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of date of hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Skills

While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care  for  patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate population specific guidelines.  This age population includes:

N = Neonate (less than 30 days)

I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)

EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)

LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)

A = Adolescent (13-17 years)

AD = Adult

ALL = all ages

Accesses and follows policies.

Uses resources effectively to assist in maintaining budget.

Participates in PI process

Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.

Coordinates Discharge planning

Reads nursing research and EBP articles posted on the unit and questions care as it relates to EBP.

 

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates comprehensive assessment skills.  

Evaluates patient response to interventions and adjusts plan of care appropriately.  

Demonstrates rapid recognition of subtle changes in patient status and takes appropriate action while maintaining professional composure.

Recognizes existence of nursing practice trends and questions care as it relates to evidence based practice.  

Consistently and independently prioritizes patient care.

 

 

Interpersonal Relationships

Includes family in patient care

Provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of patient/family.

Participates in unit based customer service initiatives.

Effectively communicates using SBAR with all team members and physicians including transfer and the discharge process. Questions any inaccuracies or deviation from practice standards.

Resolves situations of conflict involving patients, families and staff and seeks appropriate resources when necessary.

Appropriately communicates and demonstrates cohesive behavior among team members

 

Leadership

Demonstrates support of CHOICE and unit committees

Appropriately delegates tasks

Supports unit goals.

May serve as preceptor, mentor, team leader or charge nurse

Seeks resources by actively consulting with the interdisciplinary team.

Charge Nurse drives and effectively facilitates timely admission, transfer and discharge process for unit, ensuring efficient and safe patient flow.

 

Mandatory requirements

75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable

Attends minimum of 12 hours job related education

Completes mandatory education requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.

Completes unit specific orientation successfully and provides documentation

BLS certification required within 30 days of hire

PALS/PEARS Certification within one year of hire date as required by department.

 

 

 

Location Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

 

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 575 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eleven consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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