The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to a group of patients within an assigned Intensive Care unit of the hospital in support of medical care directed by physician(s). S/he is responsible to be clinically competent; deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.
Job Specialty Responsibilities:
1. Accurately interpret advanced arrhythmia strips and 12-lead electrocardiogram, order EKGs to clarify major alterations in rhythm or run an EKG in an emergency situation. Act as a resource person for interpretation, rationale, and treatment of arrhythmias.
2. Accurately adjust the rate, milliamperage of polarity of a temporary pacemaker in accordance with the physician’s specific orders.
3. Ability to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation in the unit and respond to “Code Blue” as required.
4. Regularly test monitoring equipment in accordance with written instructions from the electronic maintenance company and manufacturer.
5. Ability to monitor vital signs via central pressure or Swan Ganz readings.
6. Ability to start IVs and monitor IV fluid for correct rate. Comply with hyper-alimentation and dialysis protocol.
7. Complete familiarity with crash cart functions, medications, and supplies. Ability to order supplies for crash cart to ensure proper amounts are on hand at all times.
8. Maintain flow sheets accurately and utilize collected data to help identify patho-physiological problems and take appropriate action.
9. Proficient in the care requirements of neurological-comatose patients.
10. Ability to properly maintain tubes and life support.
11. Any other duties as required or requested.
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Two years experience in a Medical/Surgical Unit.
One year experience in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Intensive Care Unit
Medical Surgical Nursing