Provides care in Pediatric Intensive Care, providing care to children and adolescents with a wide-range of ailments in a critical care setting.
Knowledge of: Nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and coordination of patient care); anatomy and physiology; standards of care; disease process; medical equipment; patient care plan development; patient evaluation and assessment techniques; body mechanics used with ambulating, transferring and repositioning patients; how to use general office equipment including, but not limited to: facsimiles, copiers, telephones and computers; pharmacology and medication administration; Nurse Practice Act; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Skill in: Implementing nursing process including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; working with high risk or critically ill patients; performing invasive nursing procedures associated with area of specialty; developing and implementing education programs associated with specialty; organizing, prioritizing and delegating work; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and a minimum of one (1) year recent (within the past five (5) years) RN Pediatric Intensive Care experience in a similar facility.
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (BLS) certification; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) certification; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification at hire.Trauma Nurse Core Certification (TNCC) and Advance Burn Life Support (ABLS) either at hire or within 12 months of hire.
About University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
The UMC DifferenceUniversity Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of health care possible by maintaining its ongoing commitment to personal, individualized care for each patient.Through the latest treatment techniques, comfortable surroundings and a dedicated staff, that commitment is expressed every day, in every area of the hospital.Top-of-the-Line TechnologyUniversity Medi...cal Center is the state-designated Level I Trauma Center for Southern Nevada, as well as the only advanced facility to offer a specialized team of medical professionals prepared to respond to the needs of the severely injured 24 hours a day. UMC also houses the state's only burn care facility -- the Lions Burn Care Center and operates a comprehensive free-standing unit devoted solely to physical medicine and rehabilitation. From sophisticated Orthopedics and Neurological Units to our Ambulatory Surgical Center, UMC is dedicated to meeting your health care needs every day by giving technology a tender touch. Know How Much We CareUMC's most valuable resource is, by far, its people. Our staff members--from volunteer to highly-specialized physician--listen to the needs of each and every patient and are dedicated to giving the attention and respect they deserve. At the very heart of patient care is our devoted nursing staff. Our nurses minister not only to the physical needs of patients, but also to the unique emotional needs of patient and family members. This exceptional sensitivity and expertise, combined with progressive technology and education, keep University Medical Center moving toward the future as a top choice for all health care needs within the community.