Mount Sinai Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center that provides Pediatric comprehensive services within the Sinai Children's Hospital on a shared floor, physically housing the Pediatrics Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). There are 5 PICU beds, and 4 step down beds. Our scope of practice utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach with a special focus on the care of all children in the context of the family and within socio-cultural environment. Our PICU takes a great deal of pride in our teamwork and working together to provide the children and families with the ultimate patient experience.
We care for a wide variety of patients from birth to 18 years of age. The Pediatric Intensive Care and Stepdown Unit may include patients with a potential or life threatening illness or an unstable multi-system disease requiring intensive medical and nursing intervention requiring continuous invasive and non-invasive monitoring which includes, but is not limited to : cardiac, respiratory, renal, hematology, endocrine or metabolic disorders, gastrointestinal, trauma, and surgical procedures.
The PICU Unit is staffed by RN's, CNA's, a Child-Life Specialist, designated social worker, PICU intensivists, trauma physicians, general surgeons and physician specialists. We also work closely with Resident Physicians who are an integral part of the team. The nurses in PICU are at the core of every part of care delivered and provide highly-skilled nursing care as well as education and discharge planning. Patients are admitted to the PICU/Stepdown Units based upon clinical condition and patient needs.
The Pediatrics Unit/PICU has been in first place overall for majority of the 2014 calendar year for HCAPHS scores in patient satisfaction, and recently had two nurses who won the prestigious Daisy Award for nursing recognition. PICU nurses have a very low turnover rate at Sinai and many are long-term employees.
The Sinai Children's Hospital's Nurse Educator is very involved in training and orientation of new nurses and works closely with all of the staff to provide ongoing educational and clinical support. Nurses who work in the PICU are often assigned Stepdown patients, or at times of low PICU census, may be taking care of children on the general Pediatrics Unit.
We are a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a great team of people to work with. It is an ultimately rewarding experience to work in the PICU at Sinai. If you are looking for an exciting nursing opportunity, look no further-come and join the exciting world of highly skilled nursing in PICU. You will never be bored!!! So start your New Year with a new beginning at Sinai Children's Hospital. Come and see what we have to offer!
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Licensed as a RN in the state of Illinois.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility on
Chicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for
adults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed and
accredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.
Our therapists see patients through the entire c...ontinuum of care, from acute inpatient admissions at
Mount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We also
have a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides both
therapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitive
and psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized care
plan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatment
gyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winning
therapeutic roof top garden.