Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – PICU RN – Dallas, TX

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – PICU RN – Dallas, TX

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - PICU 

LOCATION: Dallas, TX

SHIFT: Days (Rotating Weekends)

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Description:


We are looking for an RN-PICU nurse to provide care for children and adolescents with a wide range of ailments. These include everything, from common childhood diseases to life-threatening illnesses. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients are typically unstable, critically ill, medically complex, or post-surgical patients, and will require constant interventions and monitoring. 


It is your job as an RN-PICU to monitor, assess, and treat patients under 18 years old who are presenting acute, serious ailments, and alert clinicians to complications that need to be addressed right away. As a pediatric ICU nurse, you will also coordinate with families, physicians, and other healthcare experts to determine the best course of patient care and recovery.


Furthermore, being a childcare specialist, you are expected to provide emotional support to parents and families while keeping the patient calm. Likewise, an RN-PICU nurse answers questions and educate family members about how they can manage the child's health condition. 


Responsibilities:


  • Provide age and culturally appropriate care to the patient.

  • Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans. 

  • Monitors the vital signs of the patient, such as blood pressure, breathing, heart rate, and initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology.

  • Follows continuous cardiac and respiratory monitor readings and reports any observed changes.

  • Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients

  • Prepare, administer, and record prescribed medications. 

  • Report adverse reactions to medications or treatments  

  • Assist treating physician during examination, treatment, and procedures, which can include life-saving situations. 

  • Analyze Lab results.

  • Provide education, information, and emotional support to the patient’s family.

  • Record all care information accurately, completely, and promptly, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.

  • Perform other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting.


Job Benefits:


  • Competitive salary

  • Direct Deposit

  • 401K

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

  • Employee discount program

  • Excellent room for growth and advancement


Requirements:


  • Minimum of 1 year of recent experience as an RN in a clinical setting.

  • Active RN license within the State of practice.

  • Current certifications (variable depending on the facility).

  • Possess excellent communication skills to effectively relay messages to clinicians and parents.

  • Must have sympathy, kindness, patience, and emotional stability to handle intense realities like death. 

  • Technical skills to operate the latest medical equipment accurately.

  • Fast critical thinking skills for making good, split-second care decisions.

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