Fort Worth, Texas

Summary

This Registered Nurse position is located on a unique unit that is really two subspecialties in one – TCU/RCU. The TCU (Transitional Care Unit) cares primarily for graduates of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) whose caregivers will be taking them home with tracheostomies (many on ventilators). The RCU (Rehabilitative Care Unit) provides collaborative team care to children with traumatic brain injuries, near drownings, strokes and other diseases, disorders or injuries involving loss of function. The goal of the team is to maximize the return of function to these amazingly resilient children and support their caregivers on the journey. TCU/RCU offers an opportunity to develop relationships with patients and their caregivers since some have extended stays. Both TCU and RCU provide opportunities for education and teaching as caregivers learn to care for their child with medically complex needs. This is a unit where interdisciplinary team work is essential as you work together with RTs, PTs, OTs, physicians, social work, case management, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, etc. to care for these often complex children as you plan for their transition to their home environments.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Current permit or license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
  • Minimum of 6 months of nursing experience is required
  • Current BLS CPR certification is required

 

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Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer

Additional Information

CCMC

Fort Worth, Texas

About Cook Children's Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.

Our not-for-profit organization is comprised of eight companies, including our Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health Company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.  With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child.

For nearly 100 years we’ve worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children's a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care.

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