Ensures the delivery of quality nursing care for critically ill patients in accordance with age-related and individual needs, physician’s orders, hospital policy, standards of care and nursing practice. Responsible for assessing the needs of patients, planning nursing care to meet those needs, and ensuring that the plan of care is carried out and documented according to the principles defined in the nursing process. Participates in the development of critical care unit goals.
a) License: Current licensure as registered nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
b) Education: A copy of your highest academic diploma or transcript required upon hire.
c) Certification: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS preferred upon hire, and required within 90 days of hire. If not American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certified upon hire, must have current BLS certification through another provider. ACLS certification required within 6 months of hire.
d) One year Critical Care experience or completion of Critical Care Course. 12 lead EKG interpretation required.
e) Demonstrates skill in the nursing care of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
f) Experience with hemodynamic monitoring, Critical Care drips, EKG interpretation, vent management, and IV start skills. Intra-aortic balloon pump preferred.
g) Demonstrates a knowledge of critical assessment skills.
h) Utilizes a problem solving process to make decisions related to patient care and unit activity.
i) Uses effective written and verbal communication skills.
j) Practices effective interpersonal skills.
k) Functions well as part of a team.
1. Percentage of Time Spent:
% of time
Lifting / Carrying
2. Physically Demanding Tasks:
Moves beds, stretchers and equipment up to 500 pounds five to ten times per shift. Assists in the movement of patients and/or equipment whose weight may range from 30 to 500 pounds, pushes or pulls weights, walks and/or stands for 5-8 hours/shift, lifts 35-40 pounds. Must have adequate range of motion to accomplish duties.
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