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Registered Nurse ICU Pediatric






CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital of San Antonio


333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX  78207
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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

A 40- bed combined Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU-Level III) and Pediatric Intermediate care unit provides patient and family centered care to the children of San Antonio and surrounding communities. The only PICU in the state of Texas with a Gold level Beacon Award through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

We support patients after cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, orthopedic, ENT, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and dental procedures. Our high acuity PICU also cares for patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), supports our Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program, and receives patients from outlying hospitals via our All-KIDS Transport Team.

Registered professional nurse who assesses, implements or delegates, plans, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in accordance with established philosophy, providing and directing patient care for a group of patients. Relates effectively with other shifts/departments for optimal continuity of care. Provides clinical supervision for entry level nurses and assists in their development.


About CHRISTUS Health- Santa Rosa

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is about people. People we meet and care for; people whose lives we enhance, and those whose lives we save. CHRISTUS is about the people who work here: our award-winning medical staff, dedicated housekeeping staff, compassionate nurses and patient-focused ancillary staff. We're about people who need us, from small bumps to massive trauma, no matter their economic bracket. We're about the people of San Antonio, New Braunfels, and all the South Texas communities we serve. Since 1869, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has grown and flourished just as South Texas has grown. We remain the only Catholic faith-based, non-profit health care system in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Our healing ministry now includes five full-service hospitals with 1,159 licensed beds, and a number of specialty centers.

If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family!

Primary Responsibilities:

·Uses critical thinking skills to assess the basic physical, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, and developmental needs of patients and families. Communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members.

·Collects data from all applicable resources; organizes assessment data so that it is complete and accessible; and then documents findings (legibly) in the medical record or other appropriate documents.

·Recognizes alterations in health status, anticipates onset of patient care crisis situation and communicates findings appropriately.

·Assesses, reassesses, and manages pain.

·Develops and uses a specific plan of care and modifies it to meet individual patient needs using evidence-based practices. Implements patient care and therapeutic procedures. Monitors and documents progression of treatment and teaching goals.

·Identifies and prioritizes the patient’s present/potential problems.

·Plans appropriate nursing interventions specific to the patient’s problems, incorporating the patient’s cultural, age-specific, and developmental needs.

·Competently performs nursing interventions and procedures for the patient population (s) served consistent with scientific principles of nursing and policy and procedure.

·Provides education to patients and family concerning diagnosis, treatment, and hospitalization.

·Reviews and updates plan of care according to patient’s needs and/or regulatory agency requirements.

·Documents and involves patient, family, and other healthcare workers in plan of care decisions in accordance with HIPAA requirements.

·Evaluates the care and treatments provided to the patient and the patient response to the care and treatments. Performs timely re-assessment and documentation:

·Participates in a process of communication with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the progress of the patient through the continuum of care.

Minimum Requirements:

·Registered Nurse with valid Texas license.

·BLS certification required; Current specialty certification as required.

·Must have working knowledge of the nursing process as well as in depth knowledge of therapeutic, physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and developmental needs for a select category of patients.

Preferred Experience:

·Previous inpatient hospital experience

·BSN required if no experience in PICU/PIMC, ADN accepted if previous experience in the PICU or PIMC

·PALS and ACLS preferred

·Certification in care area is preferred

Available to work three 12h shifts per week, either 0700-1900 or 1900-0700 to include holidays and weekends. This is an hourly, non-Exempt position with paid overtime available.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

Shift premium:

·Night - $4.50/hr

·Evening - $3.50/hr

·Weekend - $2.50/hr

Benefits:  At CHRISTUS Health- Santa Rosa, our employees enjoy benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, 30-day paid time off program with paid holidays, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

Work Type: 

Full Time

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