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Critical Care Nurse
Registered Nurse care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Under general supervision are responsible for the delivery of safe patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Registered Nurse also directs and guides patient/family teaching and other nursing personnel's activities while maintaining professional nursing standards. Collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. The nature of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting.
Critical Care Nurse (ICU/CCU) provide care to acutely and critically ill patients in highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment. With life-threatening problems with a varied need, which require extensive medication protocols.
Critical Care Nurses (ICU/CCU) provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care duties include but are not limited to:
Other Responsibilities: Completes required orientation. Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures. Follows facility unusual occurrence protocol. Respects cultural and religious practices of patients. Upholds HIPPA regulations. Punctual and dependent for confirmed shifts.
Depending on the setting, may also: Direct care provided by LPN’s or CNA’s. Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent.
Graduate of an Accredited Nursing Program
The ICU RN provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols of the healthcare organization. Because patients need round the clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty. Nurses will need to spend a considerable time walking, bending, stretching, and standing, assisting with patient transfers. Nurses must use proper body mechanics and procedure for lifting/moving patients while assisting CNA’s. Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. Additionally, may treat patients that may be confused, irrational, agitate and /or uncooperative.