Must be able to perform a range of cardiovascular procedures under limited supervision; must be aware of and consider the psychosocial and confidentiality needs with patients and families when delivering care.
The Nurses will care for infants requiring the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services, including high frequency oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide, as well as a wide variety of both medical and surgical issues, including prematurity, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, gastroschisis, omphalocele and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
The Nurse works very closely with a multidisciplinary team which includes Physicians, Respiratory therapy, Physical therapy, Psychology, Surgeons, Case manager, Social worker and Child life specialists to coordinate a holistic plan of care for the patient and family.
PICU nurses provide comprehensive care for patients admitted with a wide variety of both medical and surgical issues including; acute head injuries, critical neurological disorders, pulmonary diseases, cardiac anomalies, organ transplantation, multi system organ failure, and ECMO.
The Nurses are responsible for assessing, diagnosing, intervening, evaluating, coordinating, and facilitating concentrated care essential during the immediate post anesthetic period for a wide variety of surgical and procedural patient populations.