Job Description

Registered Nurse - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Full Time/Nights

JOB SUMMARY: This position is accountable for providing competent nursing care for patients with common health problems, and is expected to deliver competent patient care to a full patient assignment. This position practices under the direction of the designated nurse executive, within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act, and in accordance with Children's polices.

This unit is designed for individuals who are interested in exploring avenues to engage in critical thinking and who can work in a high intensity unit as a member of a successful team of nurses, providers, and support staff, making a difference in children’s lives. The PICU at Valley Children's Hospital is focused on high acuity care, its role in a level 2 trauma center, diverse patient population, and distinguished ECMO program make it an integral and esteemed component of our healthcare community. Approximately 30% of patients are cardiac patients, requiring specialized care for repair of congenital heart defects. Another 30% of patients fall under the category of neuroscience, necessitating expertise in treating neurological disorders and injuries. The remaining 40% of patients are acutely ill with a wide variety of disorders. Our excellent outcomes indicate that the PICU at VCH is skilled in providing quality care for the sickest of the sick.

REQUIREMENTS: A) a graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN strongly preferred; B) an active California Registered Nurse licensure (RN); C) Life Support Certifications (see specifics below); and D) One year of nursing experience if preferred but new grads are welcome to apply. Pediatric experience preferred and bilingual skills desirable.

Life Support Certifications Required:1) Heart Code Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days; 2) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 12 months.

POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, 69 hours per pay period, Night Shift, Must be available to work weekends and holidays rotation.

PAY RANGE: $38.17 - $62.20


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