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Registered Nurse (Weekend/Days) PICU

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join our new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our Pediatric Unit is currently expanding to include a new state of the art 8 bed PICU opening in 2020. The department specializes in the care of pediatric patients who require GI, Endocrine, Trauma, Renal, Cardiac, Developmental, Neurology, Dermatology, and other services. The ideal Nursing candidate must be able to provide specialized care for the pediatric patient. Care is provided to patients by a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Utilizing a patient(family)-centered approach, clinical excellence and patient safety are our highest priorities. Continue your nursing career by joining a nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success indicators. St. Lukes is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Tertiary Care teaching hospital. St. Luke's is the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley and, in fact, in Pennsylvania, named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation six times total & 5 years in a row. The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing. JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES and ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Provides care to the critically ill pediatric patient requiring specialized care in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit. - Provides specialized care to pediatric patients transitioning from PICU who require intermediate care. - Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and/or continuing education programs. - Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. - Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements - Demonstrates/models the Networks Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). - Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. - Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. - Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. - Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Other related duties as assigned. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop, bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen). QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of an approved Pediatric Critical Care Course within completion of orientation period. Minimum of 2 years experience on a pediatric unit, 1 year PICU experience preferred. Evidence of successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) upon completion of orientation. Individualized orientation program. Evidence of successful completion of BLS upon completion of orientation. Basic computer skills preferred. Successful completion of Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Registered Nurse (Weekend/Days) PICU, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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