Summary:

The ICU Nurse typically works with patients who have life-threatening illnesses and are specialized in treating critically ill patients in general intensive care units, post-op units, burn units, and other specialized, intensive care units.  They work to maintain and restore health to patients through careful management of their various bodily systems.  ICU Nurses are trained in evaluating the patient's conditions, administering treatment, and providing constant support during recovery. 

ICU Nurse:  Includes, but not limited to:

Evaluate and monitor patient’s progress

Identify sudden or subtle changes in the patient’s medical condition

Calculating drug dosage, titrating medication doses, administering continuous medication infusion and monitoring patients for effects of medication

Maintain patient hemodynamic stability with proper nursing interventions as ordered

Working closely and collaborating with physcians and all other healthcare providers

Prepares, administers and records any additional prescribed medications

Monitor, adjusting and managing ventilator settings

Airway management 

Prepares equipment and assist the physician with bedside procedures

Monitoring patients before, during, and after invasive procedures

Provide emotional support to gravely ill patients and their families.

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary and respiratory emergencies and knowing how to start standard interventions to stabilize the patient

Recording symptoms, reactions, and progress

Developing, planning, implementing, evaluating, documenting, and managing nursing care

Patient and family education skills

Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans 

Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs  

Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms 

Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year recent working experience as an ICU (not including clinicals) 
  • Current BLS and ACLS Certifications
  • Current TB Screening
  • Active/Unencumbered State Nursing license
  • Valid Identification/Driver's License
  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process

 

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