Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit

Community Hospital Corporation Gainesville , TX 76240

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Provides professional nursing care within the Intensive Care; coordinates care planning with other disciplines. Provides care that meets the psycho social, physical and general aspects of care. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psycho social needs of patients, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system. Communicates with physicians regarding changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring; identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population.

  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret results.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring; identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately.

  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing, glucometers) per Clinical Laboratory's and the patient care unit's policies and procedures.

  • Ability to interpret the results of waived tests (point-care-care testing, glucometers); takes appropriate action on waived test results.

  • Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition

  • Follows the six (6) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching appropriate care.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skill necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current RN license in the State of Texas.

  • Current BLS Certification.

  • Current ACLS Certification.

  • PALS certification within six (6) months of hire

  • NIHSS certification within 90 days of hire

  • CCRN certification preferred

  • 2 years of experience preferred of Critical Care or Emergency Nursing experience.

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