Intermountain Healthcare New Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Salt Lake City, Utah
The Nursing Graduate works under direct line-of-sight supervision of the Registered Nurse in the clinical setting and participates appropriately in the patient care delivery process. The incumbent also orients to the RN assignment, excluding independent nursing care. This position may participate in medication administration under the direction and supervision of the licensed RN.
The PICU Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of patients
Our PICU at Primary Children's is a 28 bed unit specializing in the care of critically ill infants, children, and teenagers. We are a Level One Trauma center and provide a high level of critical care services
As a newly graduated RN, incumbents will be enrolled in Intermountain Healthcare’s Nurse Residency program. This program supports new graduate nurses as they transition from classroom to caregiver. Our one-year program provides new graduates a supportive framework blended with opportunities for continued learning experiences to build cognitive and critical thinking skills.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: This is a Full-time position working 36 hrs/wk. This position will work variable shifts, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Department: PICU at Primary Children’s Hospital
*This position will start January 11, 2021*
Current RN License in state of practice, or license eligible at time of hire. Must have official transcripts, or RN License posted to DOPL, prior to start date.
BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Basic computer skills.
** Note: RNs hired or promoted on or after January 1, 2021 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, 2026.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution
PICU or Primary Children's Hospital Capstone experience
Primary Children's Critical Care or Patient Care Tech experience
Other health care experience.
The Nursing Graduate job can be utilized for up to 12 weeks while employees are in the Intermountain Nurse Residency program and they are working toward preparing, testing, and passing the State Boards examination (obtaining an RN license). After that 12 week period, or if the Nursing Graduate fails the State Board exam a second time, the employee can no longer remain in the Nurse Graduate job. These employees can apply for any open jobs they qualify for, including jobs requiring a certification the employee currently holds (i.e. CNA, etc.). Failure to either pass boards or to be hired into another job will result in termination.
Registered Nurse graduates must be enrolled and have started coursework in the Intermountain Nurse Residency program before providing direct patient care (including direct patient care supervised by a licensed RN). If the hire date of the Nurse Grad does not align with the start date of the Nurse Residency program, then any nursing unit orientation performed prior to starting the Nurse Residency cannot include direct patient care. Employee may complete CBTs or other indirect learning, but may not perform patient care until they have attended the first Nurse Residency class.
Demonstrates understanding of the steps in the nursing process and how the patient plan of care is developed, implemented, and revised to meet the needs of the patient (under direct supervision of an RN).
Assessment: Collects patient data (i.e., vital signs) under the direct supervision of the RN and reports significant changes in patient condition. Completes accurate documentation also under the direct supervision of the RN.
Planning: Observes development and modification of the interdisciplinary plan of care used to care for individual patients (under the direct supervision of the RN).
Observes and discusses with the RN prioritization of patient needs among all patients assigned to their care during any one shift (under the direct supervision of the RN).
Implementation: Observes the implementation of the patient plan of care giving consideration to specialized needs of patients such as their physical, emotional, and social needs, age, ethnic origin and other factors (under the direct supervision of the RN).
Evaluation: Reports patient responses to treatments and collaborates with the RN regarding changes requiring modification of nursing interventions to meet patient needs.
Participates in patient/family education needs, under the supervision of the RN, as determined by initial and on-going assessments, patient diagnosis, level of learning readiness, and patient/family/SO requests using other disciplines as appropriate.
Routinely observes and discusses all aspects of care with the RN regarding patient care delivery.
Recognizes and demonstrates legal/ethical implications of care delivery by: Practicing as a Nursing Resident under the supervision of the RN; Complying with regulatory standards; Completing accurate documentation; and Maintaining confidentiality.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for patient care delivery within their defined role (under the direct supervision of the RN).
Achieve Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in a timely manner per Intermountain Healthcare standards and expectations.
Complete orientation and training requirements including successful progression through and completion of the Nursing Residency program.
Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
Primary Childrens Hospital
Salt Lake City
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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