The PICU units at The Children's Hospital are specially designed to meet the needs of children. All of the unit's physicians and nurses are pediatric specialists, and are focused on providing developmentally appropriate care. Coming in 2019 - a new 34-bed unit, resulting in a total capacity of 46 beds, to include PICU, CVICU, and Step-Down. PICU Services Unique to the Region: - Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Pediatric Dialysis - Otolaryngology (ORL) or Ear, Nose and Throat services - Craniofacial disorders - Kidney Transplantation - Complex Thoracic Surgery The physician staff performs complicated surgeries that include heart, orthopedic, craniofacial, neurosurgery and complicated general surgeries. We have four Pediatric Intensive Care doctors on staff. We also have endocrinology, nephrology and hematology/oncology programs. Every nurse in the PICU is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Many have National Pediatric Certifications and/or Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Chemo or Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications. The PICU supports families and never tries to separate a child from their family. Families are part of the daily routine in caring for any child in the unit. They are consulted about their child's care and are involved at every level. All units at The Children's Hospital are focused on family-centered care. Watch this video to learn more about the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital!
Under general direction, responsible for the planning, direction and coordination of services to ensure that quality health care is delivered.
Directs and coordinates, through supervisors, the activities of the department.
Reviews and analyzes reports, records and directives.
Monitors and analyzes costs, prepares budgets.
Evaluates, develops and implements process improvements to enhance effectiveness.
Responsible for the hiring, promoting, discharging and transferring of employees.
Responsible for scheduling and staffing needs of the unit; available for staffing needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Arranges appropriate in-services and continuing education programs to meet the needs of the staff.
Ensures the proficiency of the staff on the unit.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Graduate of an approved school of nursing
Experience: Three (3) years of supervisory or charge nurse experience
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty (permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment). Current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR). Department specific requirements may apply, see attached if applicable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures.
Managerial skills sufficient for organizing, developing and supervising a department and staff.
Knowledge of managerial functions such as budgets, statistical measures, report writing, performance improvement tools, etc.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must able to prioritize and manage several tasks at one time
Internal Number: 8250-29013
About OU Medicine
OU Medicine has a tradition of providing quality patient care since 1910. In 2018, OU Medicine became a locally owned and operated nonprofit corporation. With a focus on teamwork and inclusion, we desire to attract, develop and retain outstanding and diverse staff, physicians, faculty and learners.As we grow to address the needs of our community, there is much on the horizon for OU Medicine. We are currently building a new adult patient bed tower, slated for completion in 2020. When it opens, it will be the largest health care building project in state history, with 940 patient beds across three hospitals.OU Medicine is 12,000 employees strong – with more than 4,000 working in our hospitals. We offer services not provided elsewhere in the state, including Oklahoma’s most comprehensive pediatric care at The Children’s Hospital, the state’s only level one trauma center, and the state’s only NCI-designated cancer center at Stephenson Cancer Center.Mission: OU Medicine is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive health system. Our mission is leading health care – in patient care, education and research. Through our combined efforts, we strive to improve the lives of all people. OU Medicine’s visi...on is to be the premier health system for advancing medical care, education and research in the state and to be among the leaders nationally.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.