As a community hospital in Los Angeles, our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is designated as a Pediatric Medical Center by Los Angeles County. Our PICU 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 PICU, children from multiple surgical specialties including neurosurgery, interventional cardiology and general pediatric surgery receive advanced level care. In addition, the PICU staff handle post-operative care for those patients who receive kidney transplants.
If you aspire to become a PICU nurse, we have opportunities available for experienced nurses to obtain a basic understanding of the procedures and practices in the PICU in our upcoming Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Internship Programbeginning August 2020.
The internship consists of an eight-week comprehensive orientation where the new PICU 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.
The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the pediatric ICU patient population.
Provides and accurately documents direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients in a timely manner.
Provides care and patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.
Provides direct and indirect care services, including, but not limited to, the administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.
Performs skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.
Observes signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, and/or general physical condition.
Demonstrates refined assessment skills, integrating appropriate data sources to assess the signs, symptoms, reactions, behaviors, or general appearance to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics.
Plans and implements individualized patient care based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures. Initiates emergency procedures when indicated.
Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identifies patient's readiness for learning and ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent.
Demonstrates knowledge and is able to identify and make special adjustments as required to the specific populations needs, including cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family and condition needs.
Identifies and assesses patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations.
Intervenes to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patient.
Candidates selected for consideration will be invited to an Interview event scheduled on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 2 - 4:30 pm.
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