Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse (PICU)

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Date Posted: 02-12-2018
The Clinical Nurse (CN) is an RN who provides hands-on care to patients, practicing in an evidence- based manner, within the Scope of Practice of the California Nursing Practice Act, regulatory requirements, standards of care, and hospital policies. Within that role, the CN performs all steps of the nursing process including assessing patients; interpreting data; planning, implementing, and evaluating care; coordinating care with other providers; and teaching the patient and family the knowledge and skills needed to manage their care and prevent complications . The CN partners with the patient’s family wherever possible, considering all aspects of care, to deliver family centered care. As a professional, monitors the quality of nursing care provided. The Clinical Nurse is responsible for his/her own professional development, including licensure, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and maintaining current knowledge regarding the assigned patient population. As a member of the nursing profession, the Clinical Nurse contributes to the profession of nursing through such activities as teaching others, sharing expertise in unit or hospital based committees, task forces, or councils; and/or professional publications and presentations. Registered nurses (R.N.s) who are assigned direct patient care in a pediatric service(s)/department(s) shall: • Be licensed in the State of California; • Have education, training and demonstrated competency in the nursing care of infants, children, and adolescents; and • Have evidence of current successful completion of the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support or equivalent/higher course. R.N.s providing care in a pediatric service(s)/department(s) shall maintain the standards of competent performance. R.N.s functioning in an expanded role shall do so under standardized procedures, in accordance with CCR, Title 16, Division 14, Article 7, Sections 1470 through 1474.

Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN preferred Experience: Minimum of 1 or more years of acute care experience. Pediatric experience strongly preferred. License/Certification: Current California RN License. License/Certification: Current American Heart Association Certification for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
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