RN Acute-PICU-Blank Children's Hospital

    UnityPoint Health
    1200 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Blank Children's Hospital provides care for infants, children and adolescents with traumatic injuries, life-threatening illness or following major surgery in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our medical team provides around-the-clock care for our 12-bed unit. Our board-certified pediatric intensive care physicians and pediatric residents are supported by a team of intensive care nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, child life specialists, and care management team members, all specializing in the care of children.

    Responsibilities
    • Provides and coordinates nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process.
    • Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient's care.
    • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
    • Collaborates with physicians and other professionals in planning and implementing care within hospital policy and legal limitations.
    • Assesses needs of patients and families, provides appropriate teaching to facilitate discharge planning, and makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.
    • Demonstrates professional development by keeping abreast of current nursing practice and healthcare trends.
    Qualifications

    Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.

    Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN. 1-2 years of acute pediatric RN experience required.

    Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.

    ***PLEASE NOTE: All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of RN experience and who are interested in this department or any other Acute RN role within UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, are encouraged and required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.

    For more information about the program and upcoming cohort dates, please go to https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/nurse-residency-program.aspx

    Posting ID: 593241603Posted: 2021-02-24