Pediatric Sedation Nurse

Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Manager and under the clinical coordination of the Pediatric Sedation Nurse Practitioner Coordinator provides direct patient care to in/out patients requiring sedation for but not limited to procedures and radiological exams. 

 

Responsibilities:
Provides direct family-centered patient care. Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies opportunities for improvement. Utilizes all available resources to provide quality cost-effective patient care.
In collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator PNP develops family centered standards and protocols for the management of pediatric sedation.
Provides leadership by delegating supervising and participating in safe nursing care activities provided by ancillary personnel.
Documents care in accordance with policies and procedures.
Collaborates with the healthcare team patient family and community services regarding the patient care outcome/discharge planning.
Assesses and provides appropriate teaching based on patient and family needs including pre/post sedation needs.
Participates in unit-based quality improvement and research activities.
Meets and maintains clinical competencies measured by pre-determined credentialing standards mandatory/safety education and completion of Basic Life Support and ACLS/PALS as appropriate.
Identifies growth needs and participates in educational opportunities and professional organizations.
Serves as a role model/preceptor to new graduate nurses and less experienced personnel.
Participates on hospital/nursing/community committees.
Performs some administrative duties as necessary.

Performs other duties as necessary.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Baccalaureate in Nursing or commensurate experience preferred.
Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two year�s experience in Pediatric Critical Care areas with demonstrated ability in Pediatric emergency IV insertion and maintenance airway management and assessment.

Working knowledge of sedation medications and pharmacology.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: UNAP

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri; Varying Hours during Unit Open hours of 7:30A-6:00P