RN Pediatric Cardiac ICU Full Time Nights

Spectrum Health Grand Rapids , MI 49504

Posted 2 weeks ago

About this unit:

The Helen DeVos Children's Hospital PICU was recently awarded the Beacon Award at the highest level of Gold. We are the only PICU to receive this recognition in Michigan. There are only 33 PICU's in the nation that have received Beacon status and only 12 of them Gold status. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) created the Beacon Award for Excellence to recognize individual units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care. We are dedicated to the patients and families that we serve and are proud to be recognized as one of the best.

This is a 24 bed unit with all private rooms. We are a level 1 PICU which means we have the highest acuity here. This PICU is also the only level 1 on this side of the state, getting a lot of patients. The type of patient population seen on this unit would be level 1 trauma/ critical trauma cases. Within this unit there is also a congenital heart and cardio vascular program. The age of children on this unit range from a few days old to 21 years of age. There is a pharmacy within the unit as well as their own research team. This unit also has a shared governance committee that gets to make a lot of decisions which directly affects RN roles.

What staff are saying:

"the team keeps me here, I have worked on many other units before but the team on PICU is one of the best!"

"We have variety too so you can have a level 1 trauma one week and take back an open heart patient the next. It keeps me always learning. Most PICUs and PCICUs are split but we staff both units."

Job Summary

Delivers nursing care responsibly and accountably as described professionally by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and legally by the State of Michigan. Demonstrates competency through the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. This includes assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Upholds the standards of professional performance as described by the ANA. This includes ethical practice, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality of practice, professional practice evaluation, resource utilization and environmental health. Strives to achieve optimal outcomes.

Essential Functions

  • Provides evidence-based nursing care consistent with the interprofessional plan of care and in accordance with health system policies, procedures, and ANA/regulatory standards. Communicates and collaborates with other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity and coordination of care. Acts as a patient/family advocate. Performs point of care testing as required.

  • Demonstrates a high standard of moral, ethical, and culturally sensitive behavior. Formulates decisions and actions based on ethical principles, using the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide practice. Advocates for privacy, confidentiality and security of patient, staff and organizational data.

  • Assesses the overall needs of the patient/family and analyzes the assessment data to identify potential diagnoses or issues.

  • Identifies expected outcomes/goals and develops and implements/coordinatesan individualized interprofessional plan of care that recommends strategies to achieve the outcomes in accordance with the ANA Standards of Practice. Evaluates patient and family educational needs and employs appropriate teaching strategies while continually evaluating progress toward achievement of goals/outcomes.

  • Initiates patient discharge planning at time of patient contact and facilitates a smooth transition to the next point of service/home.

  • Ensures that required documentation is performed in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Assumes an autonomous leadership role and delegates appropriately to unlicensed assistive personnel to facilitate safe, quality patient care in a cost-effective manner.

  • Engages in activities related to the professional role and seeks to continually advance knowledge and competence related to nursing practice while completing self and peer evaluation of nursing practice. Participates in ongoing improvement activities that contribute to quality patient care.


  • 1-2 years of pediatric/ICU experience preferred

  • Required Associate's Degree Nursing

  • Required Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing must be obtained within 5 years for those who start in this RN role on or after January 1, 2017 (SHGR)

  • Required Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing must be obtained within 7 years for those who start in this RN role between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016 (SHGR)

  • Successful completion of a competency-based orientation program Required

  • LIC-Registered Nurse (RN) - STATE_MI State of Michigan Upon Hire required

  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association 90 Days required

  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross 90 Days required Or

  • CRT-Pediatric Adv Life Support (PALS) - AHA American Heart Association 180 Days required

Preferred qualifications:

  • CRT-Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) - AHA American Heart Association 1 Year preferred
  • CRT-Specialty Certification
  • UNKNOWN Unknown Upon Hire preferred


Some of the benefits provided include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

  • Life Insurance

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay

  • Retirement Plans

  • Discount Program

  • Learning Opportunities

  • Inclusion Resource Groups

Apply now to learn more about joining a nationally known health system with an ambitious vision. We cannot do it alone. Our people are at the heart of what we do. Improve health. Inspire hope. Save lives.

Primary Location

SITE - Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

  • 100 Michigan St

  • Grand Rapids

Department Name

Pediatric ICU - 8th Floor HDVCH

Employment Type

Full time


Night (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work


Days Worked


Weekend Frequency

Every other weekend

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