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Pediatric Intensive Care is a 12-bed unit caring for over 400 infants, children and adolescents per year who are recovering from major surgeries or requiring therapy for serious illnesses. Our highly skilled and compassionate multidisciplinary team provide the latest diagnostic procedures and treatments available. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit serves as the core for designating Cedars-Sinai as Pediatric Critical Care Center.
As a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit you will assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care for the specialty patient population.
- You will provide and accurately document direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients in a timely manner
- You will provide patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.
- You will provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.
- You will perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and initiate peripheral venous access.
- You will observe and assess signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, or general physical condition to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics and initiate emergency procedures when indicated.
- You will plan and implement individualized patient care based on observations. This will include appropriate reporting, referrals, and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.
- You will identify patients' readiness for learning and their ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent while identifying and assessing patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations.
- You will demonstrate the knowledge and the ability to identify and make special adjustments as required to needs of the specific populations. This will include cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family, and condition needs.
- You will intervene to provide a safe environment and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for patients.
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or higher preferred.
- Current California State RN License required
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications
- Specialty Certification required (preferred for RN Per Diem II)
- Minimum 3 years recent acute RN experience in specialty. Note: (minimum 1 year recent acute RN experience will be considered for RN Per Diem II)
- Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice.
- Demonstrates a dedication to customer service and an ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.
- Meets clinical criteria and protocol for Clinical Nurse assigned level.
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