Overview

**Winter Rate expires 3/27/21Travelers are the first to float. The Traveler may have shifts scheduled in multiple units, depending on the current staffing needs. During the traveler s assignment, if the primary unit no longer has a need, shifts will be re-assigned to another unit in order to complete contract.**** Must have experience with tracheotomies and ventilators***The Pediatric Universal Care Unit is a 12 bed pediatric unit that specializes in the care, and transitions to and from the home or community environment, of the medically complex child.Pediatric patient populations cared for on this unit include children dependent on technology such as home ventilators and home dialysis, as well as children dependent on tracheostomies. We also specialize in the care of patients with complex medical conditions such as, acute and chronic nephrology diseases, new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes,Video EEG monitoring, epilepsy, and spinal fusion surgery for both idiopathic and non-idiopathic scoliosis. Another area of expertise includes the complex pulmonary patient with a diagnosis of neuromuscular atrophy.The nurses on this unit work very closely with a multidisciplinary team which includes Physicians, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Surgeons, Case Managers, Social Workers, and Child Life Specialists to coordinate a holistic plan of care for the patient and family.Experience:Pediatrics requiredMinimum Requirements:Traveler must have permanent address outside 50 mile radius of MadisonTraveler must have WI nursing license or compact license from their permanent address state. ***Will consider candidates without WI or compact license but must apply for a temporary license under the interstate reciprocity order within 48 hours of offer accepted and provide proof of application.Traveler must have completed two years of acute care experience within last 3 years.Prior traveling is preferred.Traveler must have experience in an Academic Level 1 – Trauma center.Traveler must have Basic Arrhythmia experience. Will be required to pass Telemetry test upon arrival at UWHC. (Not for clinic positions)Needs 2 references from recent work environment/assignments (supervisor or manager only).Telemetry Competency: PedsTelemetry Competency: (Please note the Inpatient/Outpatient OR RN s do not complete telemetry). All agency travelers must demonstrate competency in interpretation of cardiac rhythms before your orientation begins. Previous completion of PALS, ACLS, etc. is not acceptable as a demonstration of this competency. Instead, you will be expected to satisfactorily complete a 20 question test which consists of multiple choice questions and write-in rhythm identification. You must pass with an overall score of 80% and correctly identify 100% of the 4 life-threatening rhythms for your patient population (adult or peds). If there are any questions, please refer to earlier communication from UWHC to your agency.Shift: 36 hrs/week, Day/Night rotation, 8/12 hr shifts, weekend rotation and holiday requirements. 4 Openings. Position Urgency:Quick Start