Children's Hospital Colorado Clinical Nurse II - 54729 in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics. A career atChildren's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you tomake a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: Cardiac ICUHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift:Straight nights, 12 hour shifts, holiday and weekend requirementJob OverviewThe nursing positions in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) departmentare responsible for the following: direct care to critically ill childrenthat fall into three broad categories. These categories are (1) patientsthat are hemodynamically stable who require intensive monitoring and nursingcare; (2) patients that are hemodynamically unstable and requireintensive physician and nursing in conjunction with the need for frequentreassessment and adjustment of therapies: these patients may requiremechanical assistance such as ECMO or a ventricular assist device; and(3) patients that are physiologically stable who require chronic care andhave the potential to decompensate rather quickly. Care is multi-disciplinaryand family centered. The clinical staff coordinates and facilitates the careof the child with a variety of other disciplines including, but not limitedto the following: parents, cardiology staff, cardiothoracic surgerystaff, specialists from a wide range of fields to help manage non cardiacanomalies, respiratory therapy, transplant coordinators, socialservices, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dieticians,pharmacy, child life specialists, and spiritual support. The patientpopulations served are children with any type of medical or surgicalcongenital heart condition necessitating critical care therapy.QualificationsEducation - includes a required Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Experience -minimum one year experience.Licensure/Certification(s) - Magnetrecognized certification preferred. Active member in a professional healthcareorganization preferred. BLS - American Heart Association for the HealthcareProvider OR American Red Cross for the Professional and Registered Nurse (RN).Physical RequirementsAbility to Perform Essential Functions of the JobAudio-Visual: ColorDiscrimination: Good Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: GoodAudio-Visual: Far Vision: Good Audio-Visual: Hearing: GoodAudio-Visual: Near Vision: Good General Activity: Sit: 2-4 hrs. perday General Activity: Stand/Walk: 6-8 hrs. per day Motion: Bend: Upto 1/3 of time Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Lift: Upto 1/3 of time Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time Motion: Push: Up to1/3 of time Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time Motion:Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time Others: Ability to travel to andnavigate around worksites which may or may not meet ADA requirements.Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directlypermits. Others: May assist in the supervised lifting, transporting andpositioning of patients. Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to severeweather conditions: He/she must be able to meet scheduling demands duringall weather conditions. Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to unsteadyor falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, he/she mayencounter a patient who falls or loses his or her balance, causing him/herto bear the full weight