RN PICU New Graduate Nurse Residency | AUGUST 2024

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The summer Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse Residency will start in August, 2024. This program is tailored to fit the educational needs of both new nurse graduates and experienced nurses coming from other specialties.
The 12-month Pediatric Nurse Residency Program, also known as our Transition to Practice Program (TPP), is designed to provide the nurse resident with an opportunity to transition into the role of a professional nurse under the guidance and support of our clinical nursing staff, nurse educators and program facilitators.
The program includes a Human Resources orientation, a Unit-Based orientation, and acute and critical care tracks.
The acute and critical care tracks include curricula designed to augment the learning experience for the nurse resident through professional development and to achieve the overall goals of the program. The acute care track includes nurse residents from inpatient acute care, radiology, psychiatry and peri-operative services. The critical care track includes nurse residents from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department (at Sheikh Zayed Campus and United Medical Center).
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 50 bed unit. This unit serves as a regional referral center and is a designated Level I Trauma Center for comprehensive care to pediatric patients and their families. The PICU Patient Care Management Team coordinates interdisciplinary patient assessment and patient care and provided by pediatric intensivists and specialty nurses in conjunction with multiple specialty services within the Medical Center. Patients are admitted to the PICU from the ED, Trauma Services, the Operating Room, and transfers from in-house units as well as transports from other institutions via the Pediatric Transport team.
Trauma patients comprise about 10%-15% of patients in the PICU. These patients often have multiple injuries or severe head trauma. The PICU is also a Pediatric Burn Center and receives referrals from the region. Other complex patients requiring general surgery, ENT, craniofacial, neurosurgical and other surgical subspecialties are also cared for in the PICU. Medical patients comprise 50%-60% of patients and include children with respiratory failure, meningitis or seizures, sepsis, multi-system organ failure and chronically ill children. Children with cancer also require PICU care for complications that develop as part of the underlying disease, chemotherapy or following bone marrow transplantation. Services are provided daily, 24 hours per day.
Nurse Residency Program Details Here!
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Roles Responsibility
Contribute to MagnetTM re-designation, Demonstrate critical thinking skills, Recognize need to escalate patient care issues, Utilize the currently identified process, Demonstrate ability to work cohesively with ancillary staff, Cooperate in the implementation of change, Demonstrate empathy, concern and a desire to be helpful to others, Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements, Participate in performance appraisal and peer review, Support department goals for formal education, ***** certification, ***** safety standards and service excellence, Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the healthcare team and is viewed positively by coworkers, Gather physical and psychosocial data on patient and family and complete accurate and timely patient assessment, Demonstrate clinical skills necessary to care for assigned patients, Develop assessment, organizational and prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical needs change throughout the shift, Complete documentation in accordance with policies and procedures, Continually assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout hospital/clinic stay and before time of discharge, Organize care to complete assignment on time, Demonstrate caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores, Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance, Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation, Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation, Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication, Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers, Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance, Participate in efforts to optimize unit and hospital operations through quality improvement, Maintain awareness of changes or new information related to specialty area, Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization, Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences, Demonstrate personal and professional integrity, Maintain confidentiality at all times, Anticipate and responds to customer needs, follows up until needs are met, Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior, Partner with all team members to achieve goals, Receptive to others' ideas and opinions, Contribute to a positive work environment, Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change, Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes, Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment, Use resources efficiently, Search for less costly ways of doing things
Desired Qualification
ADN, BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Type
Full Time
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