RN - Intensive Care Unit ICU Location: Livingston, Montana Availability: 13-week contract Variable Shifts - mostly nights - 36hr guaranteed Openings - 2 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.
United Health Systems