High-Paying ICU Nurse Job at Leading Children's Hospital
Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Philadelphia, PA

 Responsibilities:

• Follows the nursing process to deliver safe,compassionate, and culturally effective care. 

• Gathers and recognizes/synthesizes assessment data to determine the patient/family plan of care, pertinent data to be shared with care team, and tasks to be delegated.  

• Recognizes and seeks resources to recognize clinical changes that are indicative of patient deterioration; utilizes the CAT team when appropriate.  

• Collaborates with the patient, family and multidisciplinary team to coordinate all facets of patient care. 

Care is coordinated across the continuum – understands and utilizes case management resources.  

• Recognizes and addresses situations which present ethical dilemmas and/or moral distress. Takes steps to

actively address the situation. Seeks resources as needed to resolve the situation.  

• Demonstrates competence in teaching patients,families and progresses to an expert educator of patients and families.  

• Evaluates and documents the care provided on each assigned shift.  

• Accountable for the rapid adoption and implementation of clinical practice changes into own practice.  

• Documents the evaluation of nursing interventions and outcomes of nursing care utilizing hospital standards, policies and procedures.  

• Consistently follows safe hand-off practices as defined in patient care standards and procedures.  

• Effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques and good listening skills are used to

empathically communicate with patients. Families and colleagues.  

• Encourages patient and family self-advocacy.  

• Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds and/or meetings and makes recommendations

to the plan of care that reflect nursing goals, interventions, and expected outcomes. Revises the plan of care according to the patient care decisions made on rounds.  

• Incorporates evidence-based practice into direct clinical care in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team.  

• Develops and implements effective partnerships with members of the ancillary staff; delegates tasks effectively to assure comprehensive nursing care is provided.  

• Develops and sustains professional, well- boundary, therapeutic relationships with patients and families in which all actions are in the best interest of the patient and

family and there is no personal gain at the patient or family’s expense.  

• Practices within a shared decision-making environment. Familiar with and participates in Shared Governance council activities at the unit and or department level. Progresses to leading council activities at the unit and or department levels.  

• Well informed about the Professional Advancement Program (PEAK) and considers the opportunity to

participate.  

• Demonstrates healthcare informatics competency to manage patient care, outcome data, and current and

emerging healthcare technology.  

• Understands nursing sensitive outcomes and knows how to navigate the nursing scorecard. Participates and or leads improvement initiatives to improve outcomes.  

License Type

Registered Nursing License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or in the State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location. BLS required.  

Required Education:  

Graduation from ACEN and or CCNE accredited school of nursing or college. Required Experience: At least 12

months of previous RN experience. 

Preferred Education:  

BSN  

Preferred Experience:  

Prior pediatric experience or prior experience in your area ofspecialty. Active membership in a professional nursing organization. 


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