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PICU RN Needed in Texas in Dallas, TX at OR Nurses Nationwide

Date Posted: 3/21/2018

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Job Description

RN-PICU TRAVEL- working 3, 12 hour shifts

RN-PICU-DALLAS- There are 8 needs-4 Day and 4 Night 13 week Travel contracts.

12/11/2017 – 3/30/2018

Must have min of 2 years PICU exp.


44 critical care beds. Very acute patients on this unit. The manager typically requires a minimum of 3-4 years solid PICU experience from a Children’s hospital. Will float to other ICU’s and acute care. This is a general PICU unit with a lot of Neuro, Septic, Hem/Onc and Respiratory patients.  Also deal with transplants pre and post surgery.  Neuro does deal with intracranial devices so experience with devices nice but not required.  RT’s on floor will take care of vent patients.   If floor is busy will float RN’s to Trauma Unit.  Staff will also float to NICU and Cardiac at times. Medical staff consists of Residents, Fellows and Attendings.


Performs the functions of a registered nurse in direct patient care.  Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care.  Works effectively with members of the health care team in the provision of care to patients and families.


                A.            Education, Training, and Experience:

                                1.            Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

                                2.            Current licenses to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas.

                B.            Specific Skills and Special Abilities:

                                1.            Physical and emotional health adequate for attendance requirements and performance which may include, but is not limited to:  assessment of patient conditions, lifting/transferring patients, appropriate use of technical equipment, and rapid recognition and response to emergency situations.

                                2.            Ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.

                                3.            Must be flexible and adaptable.  Conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently.

                                4.            Must be able to maintain CPR certification unless an exception is identified.

                                5.            Appearance projects a professional image that engenders the confidence of others.

I.             B.            6.            This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s policies and procedures.


                A.            Provides competent care for families based on practice patterns which reflect new levels of awareness of suffering, patient/family psychosocial needs, and complexity of clinical judgement.

                                1.            Assesses and collects data in a comprehensive manner identifying underlying family needs to implement an individualized plan of care.

                                2.            Demonstrates competence in the delivery of nursing care.

                                3.            Evaluates and revises plan of care based on evolving needs.

                                4.            Utilizes problem-solving approaches which compare one situation with another.

                                5.            Provides comprehensive, individualized teaching based on identified learning needs of families.

                                6.            Recognizes impact of personal involvement in therapeutic relationship.

                B.            Demonstrates effective use of communication skills.

                                1.            Communicates in an accurate, objective manner.

                                2.            Recognizes and accesses multidisciplinary team members in meeting identified patient/family needs.

                                3.            Responds to verbal and nonverbal communication.

II.            B.            4.            Identifies problems and reports these to appropriate personnel.

                C.            Participates in the development of professional and educational activities.

                                1.            Assists in identifying learning needs of staff nurses and other health care workers.

                                2.            Assists in developing strategies to meet identified learning needs.

                                3.            Supports and/or maintains membership in a professional organization.

                                4.            Shares pertinent information gained from professional seminars, conferences, books, or journals.

                D.            Demonstrates competence in professional practice.

                                1.            Seeks evaluation of self from peers and clinically advanced professionals to improve professional practice.

                                2.            Incorporates unit based goals into nursing process.

                                3.            Is a member of a unit based committee/project/task force.

                                4.            Utilizes standards to develop plans of care for primary patients.

                                5.            Preceptor for novice/beginners.

                E.            Applies nursing research to clinical practice.

                                1.            Reads and evaluates current nursing research that has implications for clinical practice.

                                2.            Modifies own practice based on nursing research and quality improvement findings.

II.            E.            3.            Evaluates clinical practice to identify problems for potential study.

                                4.            Participates in research and/or quality improvement activities.

Contact us for more details: 972-471-7100