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RN PICU - Days - Crisis Rate
Ref No.: 16-00469
Location: Orange, California
Start Date: 02/02/2016
 RN - PICU - Travel - CHOC - Days
Floating Required

Three years minimum PICU experience. Skills, knowledge, abilities, and license/certifications to completely perform the job duties. Previous Childrens Hospital experience preferred. Good IV Skills are necessary and RN must be willing to float.
Must be a seasoned PICU RN
eporting to the Nursing Manager, this position is responsible for the planning and delivery of family-centered patient
care utilizing the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsible for
directing and coordinating nursing care for patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborate with patient/family and other professional disciplines. Create a partnership to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery for the achievement of mutually desired patient outcomes. Support the organization's vision and mission. Promote and provide excellence in nursing care.

PICU Unit Description
Stabilization and on-going therapy of acutely ill and injured children, post-operative recovery of the surgical patients, patients that require Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), nitric oxide, continuous renal replacement therapy, mechanical ventilation, intracranial pressure monitoring, and conscious sedation.

6th Floor PICU:  18-bed 
2nd Floor PICU: 12-bed OverFlow

Minimum Required
2-3 years PICU experience in a Children's Hospital or busy PICU
Experience with fresh hearts required
Experience admitting and discharging patients
Experience using EMR (Cerner preferrably)
Strong computer skills
Ability to Float to other units
Must be able to stand and walk 67-100% of shift
Bilingual Spanish preferred

Education Required
Associate degree in Nursing from an approved school
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from an accredited school preferred

Licensure Required
BLS
ACLS
PALS
CA-RN License
CCRN Preferred

Essential Functions
1) Deliver nursing care according to the standards of care defined within the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice and Scope and Standards of Pediatric Nursing Practice as adopted in the CHOC Nursing Governance Bylaws. Demonstrate competent performance in accordance with Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulations.
2) Accurately and thoroughly perform admission, initial, and ongoing assessments of the patient/family utilizing developmental theory to determine physiological, psychosocial, educational, spiritual, cultural, and related factors impacting illness/wellness.
3) Integrate family-centered care philosophy, objectives, and goals into nursing practice.
4) Review and assimilate clinical data for changes in patient status.
5) Report and act on changes in patient condition.
6) Recognize and respond to critical changes in clinical situation.
7) Administer and monitor therapeutic interventions and regimens.
8) Act as a patient advocate.
9) Utilize resources responsibly while providing quality, safe, and competent care.
10) Continually evaluate the quality and effectiveness of individual nursing practice in accordance with organizational and regulatory requirements, as well as clinical outcomes data.
11) Evaluate own performance, acquire and maintain current knowledge in evidence based practice, serve as a facilitator of change. Contribute to the professional development of self, other nurses, and multidisciplinary team members.