A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BLS Certified.
Required: One year of Critical Care RN experience required. Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Department Position Summary:
The SICU Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in SICU. The nurse must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's acute or critical status and interpret and response appropriate to the identified information. A Registered Nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit must be familiar with the care of Pre and Post Operative Acute or Critical Surgical patient, and care of Renal Transplant patients requiring Critical Care. The nurse will provide care as needed per described unit's policies and procedures. Ability to assess patients, select, develop, implement and evaluate plan of care. Ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.