ICU Staff Nurse (Clinical Nurse, Adult Critical & ICU)
DP Technology Services, Inc. - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

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Seeking: CLINICAL NURSE - ADULT CRITICAL AND INTENSIVE CARE

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) by the

American Heart Association. In addition to BCLS, certification in Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS) is required for the Critical Care Unit.

  • Must have graduated from a critical care training course or completion of an

equitable platform (i.e., Essentials of Critical Care Orientation [ECCO], online
course from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses).

  • Must have completed an adult trauma training course (i.e., Trauma Nurse Core

Course [TNCC], or Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses [ATCN]).

  • Minimum of two years experience with at least one year in a critical care area of

four or more beds. One year of experience must have occurred within the last 24
months.

TYPE OF WORK:

  • Knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the ability to maintain composure and

react appropriately while relating to patients, families, physicians, coworkers and
ancillary staff; manage distraught, irritable, unreasonable or angry individuals;
and, maintain positive rapport with all individuals involved in patient care.

  • Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders and conditions as appropriate and

seen in critically ill patients (e.g., Ventilator Associated pneumonia and the VAP
bundle, Sepsis, and ARDS).

  • Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to

perform nursing assignments of critically ill patients. Demonstrates knowledge of
growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes specific to the
critical care unit population to include all ages from adult to geriatrics.

  • Assess patients' conditions for potential or life-threatening crises. Distinguish

between normal and abnormal physical findings (from physical assessment and vital
sign assessment). Plan appropriate nursing care. Notify physician if needed and
carry out appropriate interventions as ordered.

  • Identify impending or existing emotional or psychiatric crisis and provide appropriate

intervention.

  • Ability to react with alertness and skill in any emergency situation, (e.g., cardiac or

respiratory arrest, hemorrhage, shock, severe physical trauma and psychiatric
reaction). Serves as member of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and Code Blue
resuscitation/response team.

  • Reassess patient's condition and revise plan of care based on identified nursing

problems.

  • Assess patient/family knowledge level, implement plan of instructions and record

patient/family demonstrated level of understanding.

  • Implement the Nursing process (assessment, planning, diagnosis, intervention and

evaluation) to include holistic approach.

  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with a diverse group of people for the

purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education
to benefit the patient/ family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate
communication format in addressing professional issues.

  • Obtain patient history, pertinent family history, and document in patient's medical

record.

  • Utilize appropriate nursing personnel to assist in delivery of care when indicated

( LPN's/paraprofessionals).

  • Transcribe or verify transcription of physician orders.
  • Carry out prescribed physician orders and document in patient medical record .
  • Communicate pertinent patient data to charge nurse and/or physician as

appropriate.

  • Reassess patient's condition and revise plan of care based on identified nursing

problems.

  • Possess knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in treatment of

critically ill patients, the desired effects, side effects, complications and usual
dosage of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic
agent, including dosage calculations as required .

  • Administer prescribed critical care medications to include multiple critical care

medication drips and intravenous push drugs (e.g., sedatives, narcotics, vasoactive
medications, neuromuscular blockades, antidysrythmics, antihypertensives,
thrombolytics, and emergency drugs). Administration consideration based on
protocols, policy and recommendations by medical references.

  • Assess and document patient response to medications administered and intervene if

desired response is not achieved.

  • Instruct patient/family regarding prescribed medications/therapies and

surgical/diagnostic procedures that must be accomplished.

  • Administer inhalation therapy treatments, with knowledge of medications utilized in

this treatment and reactions.

  • Properly apply cardiac monitor leads and 12 lead EKG machine, analyze rhythm

strips and notify Physician of any abnormal results (e.g., dysrhythmias for patient
situation). Be able to interpret cardiac rhythms and their implications, intervene on
emergent changes.

  • Assess patient/family knowledge level, implement plan of instructions and record

patient/family demonstrated level of understanding.

  • Care for patients with a variety of hemodynamic monitors to include pressure

lines/transducers, Swan-Ganz catheters, and arterial lines. Obtain hemodynamic
parameters and interpret results. Notify physician of any parameters outside of
expected results.

  • Participate in Discharge Planning as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate use and operation of defibrillator to include emergency defibrillator.
  • Obtain Arterial Blood Gas via arterial puncture or drawing from arterial line.

Interpret results, notify physician of abnormal results and anticipate intervention as
appropriate.

  • Perform the Postoperative Recovery and discharge within establ ished criteria.
  • Draw blood from invasive monitoring lines, lab value interpretation and intervene as

appropriate (follow hospital protocols when applicable and/or notify physician).

  • Care of patients on ventilators to include knowledge of the modes of ventilation,

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Bundle.

  • Be able to initiate life saving measures in the absence of a physician.
  • Operate infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps, and Patient Controlled Analgesia

pumps, epidural pumps, electronic thermometers, and wound vacs.

  • Administration of Blood products.

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