RN - Registered Nurse - Pediatric Cardiac ICU (PCICU) 7a-7p at OU Medical Center
Company Name
OU Medical Center
Job Title
RN - Registered Nurse - Pediatric Cardiac ICU (PCICU) 7a-7p
Company Location
Oklahoma City, OK
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Job Description

Experienced RN - Registered Nurse
Pediatric Cardiac ICU
Full-Time 7p-7a

(RN Experience required - Pediatric Cardiac experience strongly preferred)

The PICU units at The Children's Hospital are specially designed to meet the needs of children. All of the unit's physicians and nurses are pediatric specialists, and are focused on providing developmentally appropriate care.

PICU Services Unique to the Region:

  • Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Pediatric Dialysis
  • Otolaryngology (ORL) or Ear, Nose and Throat services
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Complex Thoracic Surgery
The physician staff performs complicated surgeries that include heart, orthopedic, craniofacial, neurosurgery and complicated general surgeries.  We have four Pediatric Intensive Care doctors on staff.  We also have endocrinology, nephrology and hematology/oncology programs.  Every nurse in the PICU is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  Many have National Pediatric Certifications and/or Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Chemo or Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications.  
The PICU supports families and never tries to separate a child from their family.  Families are part of the daily routine in caring for any child in the unit.  They are consulted about their child's care and are involved at every level.  All units at The Children's Hospital are focused on family-centered care.

General Description:
Under general supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.
Essential Function/Duties:
Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients. Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patients.  Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment.  Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary.  Administers medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products. Delivers patient care competently.  Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge. Informs patient and family of hospital procedures.  Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel.  Delegates tasks to support staff. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
*Education:    Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
*Licensure:     Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty.  Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment. 
*Minimum one (1) year acute care preferred
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodations):
Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment.  Must be able to stand and/or  to walk for long periods at a time. May be required to perform repetitive tasks and motions. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read charts and equipment displays.  Requires ability to hear alarms, telephones and normal speaking voice. Good mental and physical health to work for long periods of time in a highly stressful atmosphere is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures.  Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and evaluate nursing services and apply nursing techniques. Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees.  Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to respond effectively to cultural and language needs of patients and visitors. Some computer skills.