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Work Schedule/Shift

Night

Job ID

5000547696906

Req. No

70044576

Job Title

RN, Registered Nurse- Pediatric Intermediate Care

Region

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa

Category

Registered Nurse (RN)

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

None

Facility

CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital-30200

Address

333 N Santa Rosa St
San Antonio, TX  78207
US

Type

Full Time

Apply Now RN, Registered Nurse- Pediatric Intermediate Care Job in San Antonio

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio/CHRISTUS Health System is seeking pediatric intermediate care nurses to provide care and treatment for children and adolescents with intermediate critical care disease processes. The Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit is designed for pediatric patients who do not require the level of monitoring provided in the intensive care unit, but require a higher level of monitoring than provided on the medical-surgical units.

Our intermediate care unit currently consists of 16 beds with telemetry capabilities and patients are monitored unless otherwise ordered by the physician. Typical nurse to patient ration is 1:3. RNs collaborate with a diverse multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate and family-centered care for intermediate care patients and their families.

Join the only stand-alone children's hospital in San Antonio providing comprehensive pediatric care.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with active RN Texas licensure.

Experience:

  • All newly licensed RNs with less than 6 months' experience must participate in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Residency Program. An individualized learning plan will be developed through completion of the Performance Gap Analysis and competency completion will be documented through the program's tracking software.

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse with valid Texas License
  • BLS Certification required; ACLS certification highly desired/recommended. 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.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

Additional requirements for RN staff:

  • Current PALS and/or ENPC certification or completion by the end of the orientation period.
  • Current ACLS certification or completion by the end of the orientation period.
  • Current TNCC or completion within 12 months of hire and maintain certification thereafter.
  • Yearly attendance at Annual Nursing Competency Day.
  • Completion of all annual competency verification requirements.
  • Crisis Intervention training within 12 months of hire and maintain training annually thereafter.
  • Completion of an evidence based triage curriculum within:
    • 6 months of hire for new graduate or inexperienced RNs (less than 1 year of nursing experience).
    • 3 months of hire for experienced RNs (more than 1 year of nursing experience).
    • All newly hired experienced RNs must attend New Nurses Orientation within the first 30 days of hire and take the PBDS (Performance Based Development System) assessment before any hands on patient care occurs.
    • New hires are precepted by a staff member and initial on-boarding requirements are validated through successful completion of the designated organizational entry competency validation, any assigned coursework from the post-PBDS education, and an Emergency Department-specific competency validation.
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