As a community hospital in Los Angeles, our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is designated as a Pediatric Medical Center by Los Angeles County. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is licensed for an 8-bed unit with 4 extra beds to accommodate our congenital cardiac patients. We take care of critically ill patients - too sick to be treated on the general inpatient floor.
Within the Pediatric Intensive Care unit, children from multiple surgical specialties including neurosurgery, interventional cardiology and general pediatric surgery receive advanced level care. In addition, the Pediatric Intensive Care unit staff handle post-operative care for those patients who receive kidney transplants.
If you aspire to become a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse, we have opportunities available for experienced nurses to obtain a basic understanding of the procedures and practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in our upcoming Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Internship Program beginning March 2020.
The internship consists of an eight-week comprehensive orientation where the new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse will be oriented to all aspects of inpatient pediatric intensive care and congenital cardiac intensive care. A pathway will be created for the staff nurse by providing a base knowledge, technical and clinical skills that will result in an individualized and straight forward transition. The focus of the orientation is to enable the staff nurse to function in a safe, effective and professional manner in transitioning from a new hire to a continuum of clinical and professional development.
Candidates selected for consideration will be invited to an Interview event scheduled on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2 - 4:30 pm.
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