Registered Nurse (PRN); Intensive Care Unit-7a-7p; Day Shift
Manages critically ill patients. Provides care to patients ages 14 through elderly adults.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Tracking and evaluating patient laboratory and physical assessment parameters.
- Provides care and education with age-related needs for adolescent, young adults and elderly populations in a highly technical environment.
- Manages patient care in rapidly changing circumstances and takes action to avoid or minimize patient compromise.
- Complete management of medication and intravenous therapy. Support patient’s vital signs by safely titrating medication.
- Manages equipment used to monitor multiple physiologic systems, including ventilators, intra-cranial pressure (ICP) drains, arterial lines, Swan -Ganz catheters, and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).
- Maintains eight (8) hours of stroke specific education yearly.
SCOPE OF CARE:
The Intensive Care Unit is a 24 bed unit dedicated to providing care to the critically ill adult population; patients with conditions that are acutely life threatening and that require monitoring are admitted and treated in the Intensive Care Unit.
One year experience in critical care, would consider telemetry and step-down background.