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Registered Nurse (RN) - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Cross Country Search Downey Full-Time
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - PIH Health Hospital - Downey, CA

Full-Time and Part Time, Nights

Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Position Summary:

The ICU Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct nursing care including: assessment, plan of care, education, and evaluation for assigned patients. Performs patient duties necessary to maintain the flow of patient care as well as coordinates the delivery of care provided by other care team members and disciplines. ICU RN tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Evaluate patients' vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs
  • Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions
  • Assess patients' pain levels
  • Administer medications
  • Conduct pulmonary assessments to identify abnormal respiratory patterns or breathing sounds that indicate problems
  • Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients, based on assessment data or identified needs
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans
  • Perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and other condition stabilizing interventions
  • Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly

Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Qualifications:
  • Current California RN license
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • Prior experience in an acute care facility or formal classroom education
  • Current Basic Life Support Card
  • Written and verbal communications, interpersonal skills
  • Basic organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Patient assessment
  • Clinical education related to specialty
  • Principles of patient/family teaching

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with two hospitals, numerous outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer and emergency services. Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first—a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values—as we deliver top-quality healthcare.

 

Skills required

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Critical Care
Basic Life Support
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