The Registered Nurse assigned to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. He/She assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. The incumbent assumes responsibility for the coordination of care for the patients. · Direct care of ICU level and intermediate level of care patients to include ventilated patients. · Responding and caring for patients in a code situation or rapid response throughout the facility. · Utilizing and keeping up to date with education appropriate for ICU. · Keeping up to date with knowledge and competency of ICU/patient care equipment and equipment utilized in safe patient mobility. · Demonstrates ability to work as a team and participates in multi-disciplinary patient care planning. · Demonstrates above average communication skills, both verbal and written. · Demonstrates knowledge and skills associated with immediate recovery of patients from various levels of anesthesia. · Reassessment of and recognition of changes in condition of patients, and responding appropriately in accordance with standards of practice. · Knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement process and initiatives as well as customer service programs. · Attend staff meetings and take part in unit base council. · Administers medications, conscious sedation, IV medication, and assists provider with emergent procedures per established policies, protocols and guidelines. · May be assigned to function as a team leader or charge nurse. Work Schedule: Night shifts, 7:30pm-8:00am, 3:30pm-12:00am, 12:00am-8:00am; Monday - Friday, with alternating weekends and holidays. *There is a 10% Shirt Differential from base pay for Night Shifts and 15% for weekends* Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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