PICU RN

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Salary: Commensurate with experience

A top hospital specializing in pediatric care in the greater Philadelphia area is seeking a full time PICU RN to join their growing team. This hospital has multiple specialties and houses a level 1 pediatric trauma center. The PICU RN in this position will preferably have cardiac experience and will provide high quality and compassionate care to children and adolescents with life-threatening or high-acuity conditions.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care to patient
  • Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Monitors patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, breathing and heart rate, and initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatically
  • Follows continuous cardiac and respiratory monitor readings, such as EKG tracings, O2 stats, CVP/arterial line waveform, if applicable, and reports any observed changes
  • Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs (both central venous & arterial)
  • Administers infusion therapy, including: IV fluids, antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, electrolytes
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as ventilators
  • Prepares and administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments
  • Assists treating physician during examination, treatment and procedures, which can include life-saving situations
  • Assists with the insertion or discontinuation of CV catheters, arterial lines, external ventricular drains, epidural catheters and endotracheal tubes, Foley’s
  • Provides education, information and emotional support to the patient’s family and caregivers
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting

Required Experience:

  • Must have 2+ years of PICU experience
  • Cardiac experience preferred
  • Must be able to work night shift 7p – 7a