Pediatric Nurse - (Peds RN - Pedi RN)

  1. Los Angeles,CA
  2. Sep 09, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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13129262 Job Description & Requirements
Pediatric Nurse - (Peds RN - Pedi RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $26.00 - 29.00

Typical patients are mostly surgical/minor medical, lower in acuity. This unit is normally staffed by the float team. Candidates should have a strong MedSurg background and be able to work in inpatient overflow, as well as float to MedSurg and Pedi Acute floors. Previous Children's Hospital or University Teaching hospital experience is requested (Someone with Peds exp only at a community hospital would not be a fit)At least 2+ yrs Pedi Acute/Med Surg experienceBSN preferredJob Purpose and Summary: Serves as an advanced beginner registered nurse, conducts patient assessments, participates in the development of the plan of care, implements and evaluates care according to patient specific age and/or developmental needs. Collaborates with other health care team members in the delivery of care. Employee will follow applicable policies and procedures in handling supplies, pharmaceuticals, and equipment.Duties and Responsibilitieso Demonstrates behaviors in concert with hospital mission, values, policies, & procedures.o Uses the nursing process to care for the number of patients per unit ratio of varyingly medical complexity. Notes subtle changes in patients' condition and reports changes immediately. Gathers patient data to determine care priorities. Identifies cultural and ethnic issues in planning patient care. Seeks assistance in locating necessary resources and personnel. o Evaluates patient progress and revises plan of care accordingly. Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and families that enable them to assist in planning and participating in patient care.o Assesses the discharge needs of patients and families, and assists with the development and communication of discharge plans.o Keeps unit leadership informed of any difficulties in delivering care. Delegates patient care to other team members as necessary to assure appropriate and continuous care.o Completes patient documentation according to CHLA policies and procedures.o Demonstrates behaviors that support performance improvement activities.o Maintains competence and professional development. Maintains license, certification or registration as required. Uses reference materials, trends in nursing, and research to enhance clinical knowledge.o Performs other duties as requested.

The role of the pediatric nurse (Pedi RN / Peds RN) is to provide comprehensive, age-appropriate care to patients aged approximately 30 days to 18 years. Working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, pediatric nurses specialize in providing age-appropriate care for children with a variety of physical and mental disabilities and/or acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions. The Pedi RN also collaborates with the patient's family to best promote healthful practices and disease prevention.

Required Qualifications
Previous Children's Hospital or University Teaching hospital experience is requested (Someone with Peds exp only at a community hospital would not be a fit)
At least 2+ yrs Pedi Acute/Med Surg experience
California RN license BLS PALS Knowledge,
SSN and DOB

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have a strong MedSurg background and be able to work in inpatient overflow, as well as float to MedSurg and Pedi Acute floors.

About the Facility
The first and largest hospital in the Los Angeles metro area dedicated to pediatrics, this nonprofit academic hospital is truly a worldclass children's healthcare provider. The hospital provides care to over 100,000 children on an annual basis and is the preferred choice of many LA families, revered for its commitment to compassionate, exemplary service. The Magnet designated facility is the only freestanding Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Los Angeles County and is the frequent recipient of accolades from national agencies, including being named among just eight children's hospitals to be designated a "Top Hospital" for 2009 by The Leapfrog Group.

Facility Location
In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart's content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis has to offer.

Job Benefits
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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