- - ICU
- Grand Prairie, TX, USA
- Full Time
$5,000-10,000 Sign-On Bonus
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.
Licenses and Certification: Current Texas Registered Nurse license and ACLS required. CCRN encouraged.
Education, Vocational Training, and Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with three (3) years RN experience within the last 48 months and 18 months of acute/critical care experience.
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.
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.
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.