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Registered Nurse Pediatric Intensive Care Unit In-house Registry Nights

Company: Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Location: Winfield
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Job Description

  • 12 bed pediatric intensive care unit with 7 critical care beds and 5 intermediate care beds
  • Our PICU is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Our unit cares for patients 0-18 years of age with a full spectrum of critical care needs
    • We have 24-hour Pediatric intensivist coverage
    • We have 24-hour in-house Pediatric hospitalist coverage
    • Pediatric subspecialties including; Pulmonology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Gastro Intestinal, Renal, Pediatric Surgery, ENT, Cardiology, Orthopedics and Pediatric Psychiatry
    • We are proud that over 80% of our staff hold a professional nursing certification and have a strong internal commitment to shared decision-making through committees and projects.
    • Our pediatric program has been designated as a Child-kind organization for exemplary pediatric pain practices
    • Currently we are operating under a self-schedule model that includes every third weekend requirements and holiday track rotations
    • Our inpatient Pediatric program holds Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC) and Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) designation
    • Robust ancillary support including Pediatric specific coverage from Care Coordination, Dieticians, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Imaging, Phlebotomy and ChildLife.
    • Our leadership team supports internal growth and development through a transformational leadership model - which fosters a relationship based care nursing model
      • Our leadership team also supports unit and hospital based support systems to foster staff resiliency and self-care
      • We have a nursing clinical ladder in support of process improvement, research and nursing excellence
      • We have unit supported Pediatric certifications including APHON, CPN and Pediatric CCRN
      • We have a robust shared decision making committee structure both unit and hospital based
        • Quality Practice Counsel, Staff Advisory Counsel, Pediatric Hem/Onc, Professional Development and various hospital based committees and work groups
        • Cross training opportunities to Inpatient Pediatrics, NICU, Pediatric ED and Pediatric Outpatient Clinics
          The Staff Nurse Inpatient reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

          Responsibilities:
          • A clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who prescribes, delegates and coordinates nursing care to the acutely ill patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation.
          • Effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members, while maintaining ANA standards of professional nursing practice.
          • Collects and analyzes data, identifies expected outcomes, develops and implements an individualized plan, coordinates care delivery and evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.
          • Directs care and determines the appropriate utilization of any assistant involved in providing direct patient care.
          • Collaborates with patient, family, physicians and ancillary staff. Creates a documented plan, focused on outcomes and decisions related to the care and delivery of services that indicates communications with patients, families, and others.
          • Participates in shared governance, committee work, and unit projects.
          • Evaluates and documents the patient's responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualizes the plan of care based on the evaluation of findings.
          • Utilizes the best available evidence, including research findings to guide practice decisions.

            Qualifications

            Required:
            • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
            • Current State of Illinois Registered Professional Nurse
            • Basic Life Support
            • Strong interpersonal skills
            • Ability to collaborate with others
            • Strong analytic abilities
            • Additional requirements for the Emergency Room:
              • ACLS
              • PALS/ENPC & TNCC within one year of hire
              • Additional requirements for the Pediatric Emergency Room:
                • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
                • TNCC within one year of hire
                  Preferred:
                  • Experience in specific clinical area
                  • Additional preferences for the Emergency Room and the Pediatric Emergency Room:
                    • Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS)
                    • Emergency Communications Registered Nurse
                    • Certified Pediatric Nurse
                    • Certified Emergency Nurse
                      Addendum #1- Prepost PACU Department
                      • PALS
                      • ACLS

                        Additional Information

                        Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

Keywords: Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Chicago , Registered Nurse Pediatric Intensive Care Unit In-house Registry Nights, Healthcare , Winfield, Illinois

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