Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Critical Care Staff Nurse (CMH PEDIATRIC ICU) (40273946)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri - United States
Posted: 12/12/2017

Critical Care Staff Nurse (CMH PEDIATRIC ICU)

Full Time 60-80 Varied shift


We are a 41-bed unit with 35 single-patient rooms and three, two-patient rooms. Patients range in age from neonate to 18 years. We work with a team of pediatric intensivists (ICU physicians) and resident physicians, who are in the hospital 24/7.

Patients admitted to the PICU require invasive procedures and treatments such as:

Mechanical ventilation, including High Frequency Oscillator Ventilation

Continuous infusions, e.g., insulin, thrombolytics, vasoactive medications

Care and pressure monitoring of arterial lines and central venous lines

ICP monitoring


External/transthoracic pacing

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)


Common diagnoses include:

Respiratory failure/distress

Congenital pre- and post-operative heart defects

Endocrine disturbances, e.g., DKA

Neurological disturbances, e.g., closed head injury, seizure disorders


Pre- and post-transplant, e.g., renal, bone marrow, liver and heart

Job Requirements:

Associates Degree or equivalent

Direct care nurses hired without a BSN hired on or after September 1, 2013 are required to enroll in an academic program in order to complete their BSN degree requirements within 5 years of their hire date

Current professional nursing license in MO and KS or the ability to obtain

Basic Life Support Certification

PEARS (required NLRN), TNCC or PALS certification is required within one year.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (BSN)

1-2 years' experience (preferred)

Specialty Nursing Certification encouraged for all nurses once eligible

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**This posting is not for New Grads**

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other
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