ICU Registered Nurse (RN) - Day Shift - $5,000 Sign-On

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager/House Supervisor the ICU RN provides direct nursing care in accordance with the laws governing nursing practice and hospital policy.

  • Provides patient care within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act of the BNE and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the critically ill patients’/residents’ histories, current progress/practices, care requirements and treatment goals.
  • Performs head to toe assessment of each assigned patient within one hour from the beginning of shift.
  • Performs procedures basic to the general wellbeing of the patient.
  • Identifies unsafe patient care practices and assumes responsibility for intervention. Documents when appropriate.
  • Investigates all unfamiliar procedures, techniques and medications (purpose, methods and side effects) before carrying them out.
  • Prioritizes and organizes care that is given to each patient, using patient input when possible.
  • Satisfactorily functions as a Team Leader or Team Member in Code Blue and Rapid Responses.
  • Acts as a resource person and gives assistance to staff in performance of their duties.
  • Safely and effectively utilizes equipment in the provision of patient care and demonstrates knowledge and skill in the following areas: high risk medications, invasive procedures, high risk equipment.
  • Consistently collaborates with other staff members and assists them when needed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability in procedures requiring moderate sedation or post care.
  • Follows protocols, best practices, and bundle guidelines.
  • Complies with established medication policies and procedures including the 10 rights and legible documentation.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing basic drug calculations and drip titration.
  • Participates in patient rounds as required and completes team conference report.
  • Accepts patient assignments, within their scope, as directed by the Nurse Manager/House supervisor.
  • Coordinates and oversees care delivered by Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Provides comprehensive patient handoff at the end of the shift.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Attends 80% of Nurse Education courses with Nexus Specialty Hospital.
  • Attends at least 80% of all staff meetings.
  • Actively participates in orienting/precepting of new employees.
  • Possesses ability to recognize changes in patient condition and implements appropriate interventions.
  • Completes documentation that reflects patient events, communication, status, and changes.
  • Communicate with patients, patient’s family, staff, and physicians in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Participates as a nurse team member in Quality Management System.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Preferred minimum of at least two (2) year’s experience years’ experience in acute care ICU or LTAC ICU setting.

Education Required

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
  • Certified in AHA BLSCPR and ACLS
  • Certified in SAMACPI or must obtain within 90 days of hire.