Intermountain Healthcare Pediatric RN - Emergency Department in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:216242
Greater Salt Lake area
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About Us

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve theextraordinary together .

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

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Job Description

The Registered Nurse (RN) at Primary Children's Emergency Department is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of patients. The staff RN utilizes the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members.

Primary Children's Hospital is a designated regional pediatric trauma 1 center, which means our Emergency Department is the first option for the treatment of children with traumatic injuries or illnesses. We serve over 40,000 children each year. The types of patients we receive range from burn victims and emergency respiratory to multiple traumas. But what really sets our ED apart is the fact that our patients are exclusively infants and children. This creates a unique atmosphere and sense of urgency. It also demands healthcare professionals with strong clinical and triage skills as well as heart for a child’s perspective. And because we’re a children’s hospital, we have state-of-the-art equipment that has been specially designed and developed for the treatment of children. This creates unique opportunities for learning. There is a collaboration of efforts between the hospital, trauma, and life flight services. The ED staff of physicians, nurses, technicians, and respiratory therapists strives to work in small teams to minimize repetition of information and streamline each family's visit. When you join the Emergency Department, you will be cross-trained for the adjacent Rapid Treatment Unit.

Essential Job Duties

Assess:

  • Performs appropriate assessment of physical, social and psychological status (including cognitive, communicative and developmental skills as appropriate).
  • Seeks and evaluates information acquired from other members of interdisciplinary team: patient, family, physician, non-nursing disciplines, support staff, others.

Plan:

  • Uses assessment information and critical thinking skills to collaboratively develop individualized plan of care.
  • Actively seeks patient, family, team, and physician involvement to develop plan of care including needed education.
  • Collaboratively plans and prepares patients for further support needs once the current episode of care outcomes are met (i.e., teaching, referrals, and follow-up).

Implement:

  • Directs the interdisciplinary care team via delegation, coordination and collaboration as appropriate.
  • Provides or delegates care consistent with plan of care, guidelines of care and professional licensure provisions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to set priorities and to coordinate and organize patient care delivery through effectively managing time, supplies, and resources.

Evaluate:

  • Evaluates patient response to interventions through review of achievement of goals, clinical outcomes, patient and family satisfaction.
  • Revises plan of care as indicated, and reassesses changes as appropriate.

Professionalism:

  • Promotes nursing profession and participate in development of others.
  • Integrates legal and ethical standards into practice: complies with regulatory standards, practices within scope of licensure, provides accurate & timely documentation, and understands legal implications of care delivery.

Posting Specifics

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: 12 hour shifts, rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends. Shift differentials apply.
  • Department: Emergency Department
  • Additional Details: This position is located at Primary Children's Hospital

Minimum Requirements

  • Current RN License in state of practice.
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Unit specific certification as required (i.e., ACLS, PALS, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • ** Note: RNs hired or promoted on or after July 1, 2017 who have 12 months or less of working experience as an RN will be required to sign an agreement that they will obtain their BSN degree on or before June 1, 2022. Anyone starting in this role January 2021 or after will be given three years to complete their BSN degree.

Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
  • Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution.
  • Pediatric Nursing Experience
  • Emergency/Urgent Care Experience

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 36

Primary Work Location Primary Children's Hospital

Expertise Nursing

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City