13 week contract
ICU RN- Nights 7p Critical Care Course Preferred EKG, NIG, TCAR or TNCC, ECCO or equivalent critcal care course
experience in critical care 3+yrs, Trauma/Surgical, Cerner EMR
I. Position Summary:Functions as a staff nurse under the guidance and supervision of an experience R.N. Performs routine patient care assignments and carries out established nursing procedures utilizing the nursing process.
II. Position Relationships: A. Responsible to: Unit Director and Charge Nurse B. Workers Supervised: None C. Interrelationships: Works closely with patients, families and health care team. Frequent interaction with unit staff, medical staff, vendors and other hospital departments
III. Responsibilities and Authorities: A. Performs other duties as assigned by the department's management staff. B. As patient care and/or Hospital need dictates, both the assigned shift and work station may be changed by the department. C. Participates in and promotes the “I CARE Advantage” service philosophy of Integrity, Customer Centered, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. D. Performs essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations. E. Participate in the education of patient’s family, significant others and peers. F. Use decision-making and leadership skills to effectively manage patient problems. G. Practice effective interpersonal skills and utilize the established channels of communication H. Develop individual goals for professional growth. I. Participate in achieving unit, departmental and organizational goals. J. Delegates appropriate tasks to LVN’s, GVN’s, and non-licensed personnel on the unit. The above statements reflect the key responsibilities considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent to the job. IV. Performance Factors Used to Evaluate Employee: the Nursing Process in health care delivery to the following patient age categories (circle all that may apply) 1. newborn/infant 4. adult 2. pediatric (0-16 y.o.) 5. geriatric 3. adolescent B. Assesses patient status systematically to anticipate and to respond to changes in clinical condition. C. Collects pertinent patient and family data. Documents, modifies plan of care, and processes data appropriately and in a timely manner. D. Integrates and maintains a Patient Plan of Care/PIE charting. E. Demonstrates effective time management in prioritizing and delegating the implementation of patient care. F. Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills accurately and within a reasonable period. G. Anticipates patient care problems and makes interventions based on an understanding of the physiological and psychosocial processes and takes appropriate follow-up action with assigned acuity levels. H. Participates in the education of patient, family, significant others, and peers. I. Practice effective interpersonal skills and utilize the established channels of communications and chain of command. J. Participates in Performance Improvement activities. V. Qualifications: A. Education: Hold a current Texas permit or license as a Registered Nurse. BSN preferred. B. Training and Experience: 1. Current BLS 2. Successful completion of general and nursing orientation within 3 months of hire. 3. ACLS within 6 months. 4. Critical Care Course within one year. 5. IABP within one year. 6. Demonstrate Nursing Process elements within 3 months of hire or transfer: Assessment. Diagnosis Planning • Intervention • Evaluation 7. Complete the following competencies within 3 months of hire or transfer: Unit Orientation Unit Safety Attendance requirements • Appropriate documentation and chart review Demonstrate effective time management, prioritization and organizational skills • Technical skills accuracy including equipment use Proper patient preparation (diagnostic studies, peri-operative, teaching, permits and consents) • Appropriate Delegation Age-specific Care Professional Communication EG• Body Substance Isolation Medication Administration IV Therapy Blood and Blood Component Administration Participation in Code Blue • Restraint Training • Critical Care Competencies VI. Unusual Physical Demands and Working Conditions: A. Ability to perform: 1. Heavy lifting 2. Sustained standing and walkin3. Work under stress 4. Varied work hours and shifts B. May encounter exposure to infectious diseases.