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Intensive Care Unit

Staff Nurse - Per Diem - 1/23/19

Bargaining Unit:  Licensed                   Rate of Pay:  $54.96 / HR + DOE 

SUMMARY:  Provides nursing services to patients admitted to the hospital intensive care unit by performing the following duties. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following:

Assesses physical and psychosocial needs of patients.

Plans individual care of patient and documents care plan.

Implements and evaluates individual plan of care.

Identifies and provides education to patient and/or significant other.

Coordinates resources for complete and effective patient care.

Possesses effective communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Utilizes equipment properly.

Participates in departmental growth and development.

Participates in professional growth and personal development.

Follows patient care standards.

Determines the nursing needs of the patient and devises a nursing plan for each individual.

Makes sure that nursing plans are carried out and coordinates testis and other diagnostic procedures. Provides constant monitoring and assessment of the patient, and immediate treatment when needed.

Operates and monitors medical life-support equipment and systems.

Keeps records of vital signs, significant conditions, and reactions.

Observes behavior of patient to determine psychological state and provides emotional support and reassurance to allay panic.

Communicates to the family appropriate information on the patient’s condition.

Calls for the initiation of emergency procedures and administers treatment upon recognizing danger signals.

Helps patients to understand their condition and learn what must be done to adjust to a new life-style compatible with their new state of health.

Ability to work standby.

Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.

Complies with System policies and procedures.

Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduation from a National League of Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or equivalent accredited school of nursing. The nurse shall have completed a nursing education program that included clinical experiences with actual patients under the supervision of qualified faculty.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:  Required:  Current California RN license, ACLS, PALS, CPR, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) – Bio-Chemo certification within six months of hire.

OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:  One year ICU experience as an RN.