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Registered Nurse - Levine Children's Hospital PICU FT Variable

$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 125349
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: rotating 6 weeks on days, 6 weeks on nights; weekend and holiday requirements
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030054-Nursing - LCH 6P Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Overview

This position is Sign-on Bonus eligible. In addition to the sign-on bonus, new teammates at Atrium Health are eligible for robust benefits packages and paid time off. 

The PICU at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is a 10-bed intensive care unit that will expand to 24 beds in late August 2024. This expansion will allow us to better support our most complex and critical care children. The new unit offers a layout that supports visibility of every patient, easy access to our patients, and continues care with the most advanced technology available. While designing the unit, supporting our families was a key element; we have expanded our family lounge, allowing for pods for families to sit together and take breaks from the bedside, and each of our rooms will now have a full bathroom for our families to use. The new unit also offers a calming yet modernized layout that will encourage wellbeing for our patients and families but also our teammates. With Atrium Health Levine's Children Hospital being the only Level 1 Pediatric trauma center in the greater Charlotte region our PICU offers the full range of advanced care capabilities including ECMO, CRRT, Aquadex, organ transplant, pulmonary support through all forms of advanced ventilation, neurosurgical procedures, hematology-oncology, and trauma services. Nurses on our unit can benefit from continuous knowledge expansion through gaining an understanding of the pathophysiology and management of the often-seen diagnoses of ... ARDS, COVID-19, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Hydrocephalus, seizures, sepsis, unstable or new CIPAP/BIPAP, new trachs, and any other conditions where the patient is seriously compromised or needs critical care services. The staffing ratio for the PICU is ideally 1:1, 1:2, or 2:1 depending on the acuity of the patients. 

Registered Nurses at Atrium Health have the ability to grow in their profession through the Clinical Nurse Credentialing Pathway (CNCP).  This program rewards nurses for dedication to professional advancement through education, certifications, and engagement.  

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has taken the community to another level of service to provide care for the growing population of children in our region.  At 247 beds, LCH is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC.  It serves high acuity patients as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 30 different pediatric specialties.  We have 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including Cardiac ICU), an 85-bed Level IV NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation floor.  Levine Children’s Hospital is also Charlotte’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  LCH has successfully ranked as a Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.  Additionally, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital have earned Magnet re-designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet designated health care organizations showcase excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes.  

 

Job Summary

The RN Clinical Nurse I provides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with facility or department policies procedures, and/or protocols under the supervision of the nursing leader. Assists in maintaining a safe work environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.



Essential Functions

  • Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer's health or the situation. Analyzes the assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation.
  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.
  • Implements the identified plan, coordinates care delivery, and employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment.
  • Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers in accordance with any applicable legal or policy parameters or principles.
  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes.
  • Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.
  • Communicates effectively in all areas of practice.
  • Collaborates with healthcare consumer and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice.
  • Leads within the professional practice setting and the profession.
  • Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
  • Contributes to quality nursing practice.
  • Evaluates one's own and others nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible.
  • Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
  • Practices ethically.
  • Promotes shared governance, or facility decision making activities, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes and promotion.

 

Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required.

Education, Experience and Certifications.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support required per policy guidelines. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.

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