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RN - Pediatrics/PICU/Young Adult Center - FT - Nights - #1681

Company: Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Location: Topeka
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

RN - Pediatrics/PICU/Young Adult Center - FT - Nights - #1681Stormont Vail Health is searching for a RN - Pediatrics/PICU/Young Adult Center - FT - Nights - #1681 in our Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit department. This position is at 1500 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604-1353 USA.Schedule: Full time - 36 hours/week or greaterShift: 12 hour Night shiftWeekly Work Schedule: 7p-7a, 12 hours shifts, 3 x per weekMinimum Qualifications:Education/Experience:

  • BSN preferred. Meets educational preparation or other qualifications within specified time frames as determined/outlined by specific department policy.Department orientation follows a leveled orientation:
    • Level 1 introduces basic pediatric knowledge and competencies
    • Level 2 includes specialized skills for assisting with procedural sedation and administering chemotherapy. These specialized skills have defined competency pathways.
    • Level 3 provides specialized orientation to care for critically ill patients in PICU.Certificates and Licenses:
      • Current RN licensure in the State of Kansas.
      • BLS Certification required within 90 days of hire.Pediatric specific certifications include:
        • PEARS for all Peds staff within a year of hire/transfer to department
        • PALS for staff working in PICU and providing sedation assistance.
        • APHONS required of staff administering chemotherapy.
        • Pediatric certification (CPN) is encouraged within 3 years of hire/transfer date.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients through the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment/instrumentation, and other health care team members.The delivery of professional nursing care at Stormont Vail Health is guided by Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring and the theory of Shared governance, both of which are congruent with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Watson's Caring Theory ensures the development of therapeutic relationships and involves human beings and their spirit in every aspect of care delivery, and is demonstrated through the implementation of ten (10) carative behaviors:1. attentive listening2. comforting3. honesty4. patience5. responsibility6. providing information to allow informed decisions7. touch8. sensitivity9. respect10. calling the patient by nameEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
          • Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiological and cognitive status.
          • Formulates a prioritized and goal directed plan of care, which is based on patient's presenting problems and projected outcomes.
          • Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent manner, while promoting the continuum of care.
          • Functions to establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.
          • Evaluates the effectiveness of the health care process (self, systems, environment, and instrumentation) in meeting outcomes.
          • Evaluates the patient's progress towards achieving outcomes.
          • Documents in patient and department records in a timely, accurate and concise manner according to department standards.
          • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to rights of patient/significant other, as identified within the institution.
          • Functions with an awareness and application of safety issues as identified within the institution.
          • Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established standards of care.
          • Practices effective problem identification and resolution as a method of sound decision making.
          • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and departmental functioning. Strives to manage situations in a manner, which minimizes risk to the patient and the institution.
          • Participates in system wide/department patient care quality improvement activities as well as standards development.
          • Demonstrates competency in selected psychomotor skills.
          • Identifies patient/significant other learning needs and implements appropriate measures to meet these needs.
          • Demonstrates competency in the care and decision making for designated patient populations.
          • Participates actively in clinical education activities, including orientation of new employees and teaching student nurses.
          • Participates in development and attainment of system wide/department hospital goals.
          • Seeks validation of knowledge base, skill level and decision making as necessary and assertively seeks guidance in areas of question.
          • Demonstrates self-directed learning and participation in continuing education to meet own professional development.
          • Participates in nursing research activities.
          • Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibility for own professional practice.
          • Demonstrates knowledge of the Kansas State Nurse Practice Act and follows the statutes and regulations therein.
          • Demonstrates appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care and department activities in accordance with the Kansas State Nurse Practice Act.
          • Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills, utilizing appropriate reporting structures.
          • Formulates positive working relationships with all health care customers.
          • Adheres to staffing and scheduling practices.Department Specific Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
            • Demonstrates competency with developmental care of patients from infancy through young adulthood.About Stormont Vail Health: Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has been serving the health care needs of Kansas for more than 130 years. Stormont Vail has been recognized as a Magnet-- organizationsince 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It is composed of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care hospital, and Cotton O'Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 500 providers, which includes more than 250 physicians. Nearly 5,300 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O'Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatrics clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community.Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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