Texas General Hospital
  • - ICU
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for direct nursing care of patients in the critical care setting. Performs all aspects of direct patient care and works with other disciplines/ancillary services in the care they provide. 

  • Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care.
  • Communicates with the patient's physician regarding changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies. 
  • Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to      treatment. 
  • Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures      and standards.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Licenses and Certification:  Current Registered Nurse (RN) License by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas required, or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the State of Texas and another state.

  

  • Education, Vocational Training, and      Experience:  Associate's Degree      or Bachelor's Degree of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) or more years of recent critical care experience. Certification as a Progressive      Care Nurse preferred (PCCN). Successful completion of unit specific competency based orientation program within 90 days. Successful completion of a dysrhythmia recognition course and test.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to write concise, legible documentation in patient's medical record.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, patients, other employees and the general public in person and by telephone.

Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures.

Rhythm recognition. 

Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.

Knowledge of safe use of various equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.  Spanish preferred.

Ability to with other members of the healthcare team to meet patient needs. 

Ability to interact in a positive manner and to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, employees, supervisor and other hospital employees.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting objects in excess of fifty (50) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.  Ability to stand on non-carpeted, composite surfaces for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl, reach, use fine finger movement, speak and hear.  Ability to walk long distances on a regular basis.

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