Lexington, KY, USA
The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is a 4-bed intensive care unit adjacent to a 12-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). In the CICU, nursing care is provided to critically ill children and adult congenital cardiac surgery patients. Care includes but is not limited to children with congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease, and broad ranges of critical and chronic medical conditions. Patients range in age from the neonate to adult. The applicant’s primary assignment will be in the CICU. The PICU will be the secondary unit accommodation in the event of volume fluctuations.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.