Registered Nurse (RN) - Intensive Care (ICU); PRN; Days & Night Shift; 7A-7P

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

St. Joseph Medical Center Houston, TX

Company
St. Joseph Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1600547
AJE Ref #
576108805
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY:

Manages critically ill patients. Provides care to patients ages 14 through elderly adults.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Tracking and evaluating patient laboratory and physical assessment parameters.
* Provides care and education with age-related needs for adolescent, young adults and elderly populations in a highly technical environment.
* Manages patient care in rapidly changing circumstances and takes action to avoid or minimize patient compromise.
* Complete management of medication and intravenous therapy. Support patient s vital signs by safely titrating medication.
* Manages equipment used to monitor multiple physiologic systems, including ventilators, intra-cranial pressure (ICP) drains, arterial lines, Swan -Ganz catheters, and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).
* Maintains eight (8) hours of stroke specific education yearly.

SCOPE OF CARE:

The Intensive Care Unit is a 24 bed unit dedicated to providing care to the critically ill adult population; patients with conditions that are acutely life threatening and that require monitoring are admitted and treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

One year experience in critical care, would consider telemetry and step-down background.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/ CERTIFICATION:

* Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.

* Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.
* Current ACLS certification required.
* TNCC and CCRN certifications recommended.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

SKILLS:

* Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients.
* Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team.
* Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others.
* Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.

EQUAL EMPLOYER OPPORTUNITY MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

Job: RN
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Organization: St. Joseph Medical Center
Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma
Employee Status: Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk
Work Schedule: Unknown

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled