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RN - Intensive Care Unit ICU

United Health Systems Lewiston, ME

  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description
RN - Intensive Care Unit ICU
Location: Lewiston, Maine
 
  • Availability: 13-weeks Assignment
  • Openings - 05
 
Facility Summary:
 
  • The ICU is an 11-bed adult inpatient mixed acuity unit. RN will provide specialty care for critically ill patients and intermediate care unit (IMC) patients.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
  • As an Intensive Care Registered Nurse, you will be highly trained to treat patients who have suffered strokes, heart attacks, or undergone invasive surgery. You will perform a range of tasks including performing diagnostic tests, conducting follow-up visits, monitoring patient recovery, and responding to medical emergencies. In addition to having a highly-analytical mindset, our ideal candidate will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE ICU REGISTERED NURSE:

  • Assesses patient’s condition and nursing needs.
  • Identifies goals through the care planning process.
  • Identifies appropriate nursing actions to meet care-planning goals with regards to the patient’s holistic needs.
  • Exhibits age-appropriate competencies:  newborn, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • Answers call lights promptly.
  • Upon completion of all nursing interventions, documents accurately and thoroughly in the appropriate area of the patient record in accordance to organization policy.
  • Reports changes in patient condition or pertinent observations to the appropriate physician and/or other members of the healthcare team.
  • Actively participates in patient/family education and the discharge planning process.
  • Assists physicians with special tests and procedures, including the insertion of invasive lines.
  • Participates in the orientation of new personnel.
  • Assists with and/or initiates emergency measures appropriately.
  • Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement.
  • Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Responsible for being able to interpret cardiac rhythms.
  • Responsible for providing care for patients on mechanical ventilation.
  • Maintains current BLS, ACLS, PALS certification.
  • Completes all annual required educational competencies.
  • Attends all mandatory in-service training.
  • Ability to initiate and titrate IV medications.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent And Degree from an Accredited Nursing Program
  • Current State RN Licensure, BLS, ACLS, PALS certification required
  • Previous ICU nursing experience preferred.

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