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Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Registered Nurse-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
JobID: 7016
  • Registered Nurse
    Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
    Job Location:                        Lubbock, TX
    Shift:                                       7p-7a
    Status:                                    Full Time
    Hours per Pay-period:         FT 72-84 HR (12-Hour Shift Department) per two weeks
    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 500 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
    Description / Scope of Service
    The 16 bed PICU provides care for any patient birth through 20 years of age (exceptions will be made/individual physician request) with a presently or potentially life threatening condition requiring concentrated and continuous cardiopulmonary monitoring.  These include, but are not limited to surgical trauma, endocrinology disorders and/or neurological conditions. 
    Therapies include, but are not limited to:  peritoneal dialysis, hemodynamic monitoring, enteral parenteral nutrition (feeding tubes, gastrostomy tube), respiratory management, wound and skin care, anti-arrhythmic drug administration, general post-op surgical/medical care, anti-coagulation therapy, endocrine therapy, IV drug therapy appropriate to the diagnosis, anticonvulsant therapy, vasopressive therapy, vasoactive drug administration, ventilator support, enteral feedings, chemotherapy, moderate and deep sedation, and traumatic and neurological emergencies.
    Monitoring provided includes central venous pressure and arterial pressure monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring, electrocardiography, SVO2 monitoring, pulse oximetry and metabolic monitoring.
    A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized in the PICU. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Nursing Technicians/Patient Care Assistants, Child Life Specialists, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, and Nursing Support Services.
    • UMC Hospital Orientation
    • UMC Nursing Orientation
    • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
    • Electronic Documentation training
    Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
    • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
    • During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
    • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
    • The Graduate Nurse can expect a comprehensive orientation that begins with training on Pediatrics with floor status patients. 
    • The nurse to patient ratio in PICU is determined by patient acuity.
    • The PICU nurse will be required to float to Pediatrics as staffing requires to promote patient safety. 
    •  Assignments are based upon individual nurse competencies. 
    • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement are available and encouraged.
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes. Committees are available at the unit level as well as hospital wide.
    • Other opportunities include: mentoring and the ability to self-schedule to meet individual needs.
    • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
    • Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure  / Graduate Nurse Permit Required
    • 1 Year of ICU experience preferred.
    • Must be prepared to Charge within 3 months.
    • Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
    • Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
    • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
    • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
    • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
    • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
    • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
    • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
    • ACLS may be required based upon area of practice.
    • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
    • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.
    • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
    Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36 – 40 hours per week Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)
    • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
    • Competitive compensation based on education and experience
    • Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
    • Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
    • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
    • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
    • Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
    • Uniform Payroll deduction
    • Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
    • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
    • Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)

Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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