Registered Nurse I-Pediatric ICU/Pediatric Cardiac ICU

New Haven, CT
Mar 12, 2019


Job Description

Our 19 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and new Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Children\u2019s Hospital is a level 1 trauma center that provides around the clock care to infants, children and adolescents with life \u2013 threatening illnesses and injuries as well as those recovering from major or high-risk surgeries. The team is comprised of experts in the use of advanced support technologies like extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and ventricular assistive devices (VAD). In addition, employees care for patients post transplantation of heart, liver and kidney.
Supports for our Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiac ICU RNs
\u2022 Dedicated Nursing and Physician leadership
\u2022 Service Line Educator dedicated to the PICU and PCICU providing frequent simulation and educational courses
\u2022 24/7 PICU/ PCICU Triage Nurse
\u2022 Bereavement support group for families
\u2022 Code and rapid response team for the Children\u2019s Hospital
\u2022 24/7 Intensivist on site
Team environment committed to nursing excellence and opportunities for clinical ladder advancement and certification.
Collaborative relationship with NPs, PAs, physicians (including residents, fellows and Attending\u2019s) Child Life, Social Work, Care Coordination and Respiratory Therapists.

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


As a core member of the Care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse practices as the patients nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level. Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Clinical Nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and Manager.

Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel.

Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.

  • 1. Nursing Process
  • 1.1 The Clinical Nurse I (CN I) utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity. The Clinical Nurse provides safe, effective evidenced based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. As a core member of the care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse partners with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level utilizing the principles of patient/family centered care.
  • 1.2 The clinical nurse uses a 5 step process to deliver high quality comprehensive and individualized care incorporating:
    1. Patient assessment
    2. Problem identification
    3. Establishment of desired outcomes
    4. Implementation of interventions
    5. Evaluation of care with necessary revisions.
  • 2. Clinician Patient Relationship
  • 2.1 Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the nurse patient relationship.
  • 3. Clinical Expertise / Problem Solving
  • 3.1 Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team to support the work of the team, unit activities, and the accomplishment of positive patient outcomes.
  • 4. Collaboration/Teamwork
  • 4.1 Delegates responsibilities to appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon an understanding of others'' roles, scope of practice, knowledge, and capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel.
  • 4.2 Contributes to a positive work environment by being responsive to the need for change.
  • 4.3 Maintains a collaborative work relationship with staff members through respect and recognition of cultural and human diversity.
  • 5. Practice Development / Positive Impact (improvement of the self and improvement of the practice of nursing}
  • 5.1 Successfully completes the competency based orientation within designated time frame.
  • 5.2 Participates with team members in activities to improve care environment.
  • 5.3 Responsible for being current with staff meeting minutes.
  • 5.4 Actively supports student learning.
  • 5.5 Assumes responsibility for continued learning and integration of evidence based practice.
  • 5.6 Identifies self learning needs and actively participates in meeting them in collaboration with the leadership team. Sets and achieves professional goals.
  • 5.7 Delivers excellence in patient care through compliance with all patient safety and regulatory initiatives.
  • 6. Leadership
  • 6.1 Communicates in a calm professional manner with patients, families, colleagues, members of the care team, and other hospital personnel, accepts and elicits feedback, and works toward resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns.
  • 6.2 Uses resources in a fiscally sound manner.

    Other information:


    Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing., Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut., All newly hired Registered Nurses must
    have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire.


    Clinical Nurse is the basic level for new graduates and all registered nurses., All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion.


    Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.

    Provides nursing care to an individual or group of patients; recognizes changes in patients condition and reports such changes to Physician and/or Patient Services Manager., Utilizes and manages material resources in a costeeffective manner.

    Plans, develops and implements patient care plans; evaluates the effectiveness of existing patient care; evaluates the effectiveness of existing patient care plan and modifies plan of care to meet patient needs, Please see RCAP CMP for further details.

    Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing, and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.

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    Job Info

    Job: 5396

    Department: PICU
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Sub Category: PEDI CRITICAL CARE
    Status: Part Time With Benefits
    Shift: 12 HOUR AM-PM
    Hours: 24.00