RN/Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit - ICU
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* * 1. Demonstrates clinical competencyto practice within the unit Scope of Care. * 2 Organizes and prioritizes nursingcare for a unit specific patient assignment. * 3 Administers all medications utilizingthe 5 rights to medication administration. * 4 Demonstrates competency in patient teaching and dischargeplanning including family and/or significant other in collaboration withmultidisciplinary team members. * 5. Communicateseffectively with staff, peers, supervisors, ancillary department, internal andexternal customers. * 6 Utilizesquality improvement as basis to improve unit/departmental process. * 7 Pursues professionalgrowth and development. * 8 Maintains unit readinessfor regulatory surveys. * 9 Assumes accountabilityfor decisions and actions. * 10 Contributes to thesmooth operation of the unit. * 11 Acquires and maintainscurrent knowledge pertinent to AACN nursing standards of practice. * 12 Ensures Patient/FamilyCentered Care is provided in the department. * 13 Follows StandardPrecautions using personal protective equipmentas required * 14 Provides direct nursing care, in accordance with establishedpolicies, procedures and protocols of SRMC. QUALIFICATIONS: Will have knowledgeof service areas for which accountable. Must have customerservice abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinkingskills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in afast paced environment. Ability to performwork that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling,moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. EDUCATION: Required - Graduate of anaccredited school of professional nursing. Preferred - BSN degree or currently enrolledin BSN Program. LICENSURE: Required - Currentlicensure as an RN in the state of Virginia. Required - Currentcertification as an AHA BLS Healthcare Provider required upon hire and ACLSrequired within 6 months (180 days) of hire or start date in position. Preferred - Current certification in specialty field. EXPERIENCE: Preferred - Minimumof two years of experience as a RN with demonstrated competency in criticalcare skills.