PCA - Pediatric Care Associate - Cardiac ICU (CICU

at OU Medicine, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Job Description

Position Title:PCA - Pediatric Care Associate - Cardiac ICU (CICU) - Days - Part Time Department:Cardio PICU Job Description:New to OU Health? Ask your recruiter about our competitive total rewards package including a $1,000 and $2,000 sign-on bonus! Location: Oklahoma Children's Hospital, Cardiac ICU Shifts Available: Part-Time (24 hours/week) 7a-7p Oklahoma Children's Hospital is home to Oklahoma's only Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). The CICU frequently cares for the state's most critical patients and some of the most complex cardiac congenital heart defects in the world. Our patient population is primarily infants and toddlers that need open heart surgery within the first few weeks or months of life, but we frequently care for kids of all ages with a variety of surgical and medical cardiac diagnoses requiring specialized and complex care. There is opportunity for growth and development in many specialty skills including nursing leadership, operating ECMO, continuous dialysis, and caring for patients with open chests. We are also developing the state's first and only pediatric heart transplant program. We operate in a newly renovated 25 bed unit and have a dedicated support team including charges nurses, pediatric care associates, advanced practice providers, and attending physicians present around the clock. Our in unit nurse educator organizes and develops pediatric cardiac intensive care education designed to prepare you, grow you, and expand your skills and knowledge. Come join a collaborative and innovative team dedicated to caring for the smallest hearts in Oklahoma! Watch this General Description: Serves as Health Unit Coordinator and Care Team Associate. Essential Responsibilities: Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. Under direct supervision of the RN and in collaboration with the patient and family, systematically and continually monitors the patient's health status and implements the plan of care. Carries out physician and nursing orders as directed by the RN. Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weighs patients. Performs blood glucose monitoring. Monitors intravenous infusions and transfusions as directed by RN. Sets up and discontinues telemetry monitor. Collects specimens as directed. Applies sterile dressings, removal of sutures, staples and/or drains. Performs all sterile procedures as assigned. Performs stomal irrigation and applies colostomy pouches. Performs oral and tracheostomy suctioning. Administers tube feedings to patients. Takes emergency actions as required. Performs all treatments and procedures as defined on initial skills checklist. Reports symptoms and significant changes in patient's condition or behavior to RN. Transports patients to and from various treatment centers when necessary; assists transporters in moving patients in and out of stretchers and wheelchairs. Keeps the patient's room in clean and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linen. Assists in restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed. Duties may be performed for one patient or more than one patient. When assigned to one patient, provides care, observes the patient and does not leave the patient alone. Organizes, prepares and maintains patient medical records and files. Ensures that documents are properly labeled, posted and contain current information for billing purposes and medical record maintenance. Transcribes orders of physicians and nurses; keep nurses informed of any changes in orders relating to patient care; schedule tests, treatments and services required of ancillary departments. Provides receptionist type coverage for the area: handle routine patient calls, intercom pages, personal callers, route incoming mail and answer routine inquiries. Assists with admissions, transfers and discharges by coordinating, notifying and following-up with the appropriate personnel. Maintains or arranges for repair of equipment. Works with medical records in obtaining medical charts for patients. Assists with inventory needs, ordering, stocking, and distribution of supplies. General... For full info follow application link. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, s exual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or protected veteran status in accordance with applicable federal laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Reasonable accommodations are made to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.
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Job Posting: 3022671

Posted On: Feb 21, 2024

Updated On: Mar 20, 2024

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