Rady Children's Hospital San Diego (RN) Registered Nurse - CVICU-49218 in San Diego, California

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SIGNING BONUS AND FOR RELOCATION ASSISTANCE.

CVICU/ACU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care/Acute Cardiac Unit). Very few heart centers around the world offer dedicated pediatric intensive care services and our program is unmatched in the region which stretches across the Pacific Rim to the U.S. southwest. Our 30-bed unit, situated in space solely devoted to cardiac care, provides all levels of inpatient care for congenital or acquired heart disease and can flex to 37 beds when needed. Patients remain in the CVICU/ACU from admission to discharge, providing continuity and stream-lined care. Our work stations are within steps of the patient rooms offering reassurance and comfort to both patients and families of being in visual contact with members of the healthcare team. Advanced care modalities include extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and a heart transplantation program that is thriving and demonstrates excellent outcomes. We offer an extensive training program for nurses with adult critical care experience or pediatric medical/surgical experience wishing to transition into the CVICU. For the first year, you will be working a rotating schedule consisting of 2 months on the day shift, followed by 2 months on the night shift. After your first year, you will transition to fulltime night shifts. The shifts are 12 hour shifts.

JOB SUMMARY:

Functions at the Standard Level of nursing practice. Responsible for independently applying the nursing process through the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of pediatric patient care. Selects and administers the appropriate care taking into consideration the age and developmental level and size of the patient. Provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing. Should be able to identify own limitations and seek resources as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate's Degree or Nursing Diploma

One year of experience

Current California licensure as a Registered Nurse

Current BLS certification (Issued by American Heart Association)

PALS certification (within 6 months of hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Three years of experience

Professional nursing certification

Pediatric nursing experience in a comparable, high-acuity department

Bilingual Spanish