Provides care to acutely and critically ill patients, in a highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment, as well as responding to calls for rapid assessments and evolving emergency conditions occurring outside of the ICU. Provides direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. Models professional nursing practice and I CARE 4U principles during all interactions with patients, families, other caregivers, and visitors.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and one-year current (within the past five (5) years) critical care experience in a similar facility.
Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse, Basic Life Support (BLS),Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP)certifications from the American Heart Association (AHA) and meets the required licensing/certification as specified in the Nursing Administrative
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
Current ACLS certification
Minimum of two (2) years of recent ICU experience in a similar facility
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Advance practice and emergency/trauma medicine; unstable patient requiring mechanical ventilatory support, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and other cardiac etiologies; physiological functions and processes as they relate to issues of patient care; Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) communication methods/techniques; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Implementing nursing process including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; working with high risk or critically ill patients; performing invasive nursing procedures associated with area of specialty; developing and implementing education programs associated with specialty; organizing, prioritizing and delegating work; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Per Diem and Temporary Employees are not eligible to receive benefits.
Have you documented a minimum of three (2) years recent (within the past 5 years) RN Critical Care experience in a similar facility? Yes
Please indicate all of the life support certifications you currently hold. AHA Healthcare Provider
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum
Advanced Burn Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol