Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  

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.



Qualifications

Work Experience:

One year experience in critical care, would consider telemetry and step-down background.

 

License/Registration/ Certification:

  • Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.
  • Current ACLS certification required.
  • TNCC and CCRN certifications recommended.

Education & Training

Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

 

Skills:

  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. 
  • Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. 
  • Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.  

EQUAL EMPLOYER OPPORTUNITY MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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