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We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join our new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Our Pediatric Unit is currently expanding to include a new state of the art 8 bed PICU opening in 2020.
The department specializes in the care of pediatric patients who require GI, Endocrine, Trauma, Renal, Cardiac, Developmental, Neurology, Dermatology, and other services.
The ideal Nursing candidate must be able to provide specialized care for the pediatric patient. Care is provided to patients by a comprehensive multidisciplinary team.
Utilizing a patient(family)-centered approach, clinical excellence and patient safety are our highest priorities.
Continue your nursing career by joining a nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success indicators. St. Luke’s is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Tertiary Care teaching hospital.
St. Luke's is the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley and, in fact, in Pennsylvania, named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation six times total & four years in a row.
With the opening of our new department we have the following openings :
Registered Nurse Pediatric ICU
OTHER FUNCTIONS :
Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS :
10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds.
Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and / or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs.
Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop, bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level.
Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects.
Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies.
Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS :
At risk for cuts and punctures, being confined to small spaces, slippery surfaces, assault and battery, radiation, chemical and biohazards, injuries from operating machinery, burns, and back injuries.
SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE :
Lead aprons for radiation exposure. Follows MSDS and OSHA precautions for exposure to biological and chemical hazards.
Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-
tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator.
MOST COMPLEX DUTIES ARE :
Using the nursing process to provide individualized, professional nursing care to patients.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED AND / OR GIVEN) :
Supervised by the Patient Care Manager.
Directs care delivered by ancillary personnel.
Must be able to communicate with other departments, patients, families, the community and medical staff.
Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania or seeking Pennsylvania licensure through reciprocity.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE :
Successful completion of an approved Pediatric Critical Care Course within completion of orientation period. Minimum of 2 years experience on a pediatric unit, and 1 year PICU experience preferred.
Evidence of successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within six months of hire. Individualized orientation program.
Evidence of successful completion of BLS upon completion of orientation. Basic computer skills preferred. Successful completion of Trauma Nurse Course within one year of hire.
WORK SCHEDULE :
Day, middle or night shift with varying hours based on the needs of the department.
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Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and / or certifications and licenses, if applicable.
It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.