Registered Nurse (ICU) 36 hours/week Days Weekend Option
Community United Methodist Hospital, Inc. - Henderson, KY

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Plans, directs and administers nursing care to patients during any stage of the adult life span. If children or adolescents are cared for on the Intensive Care Unit, nurse-to-nurse consultation with the Pediatric Staff is utilized to address developmental/maturational needs. The specific patient population served is reflected in the scope of care and practice statement for the Intensive Care Unit. This care is based on the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, in coordination with the medical plan of care. Under indirect, remote, periodic supervision. Follows a daily assignment, sequencing work in order of importance using independent judgment based on the needs of the patient, observing established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Required Skills

Requires knowledge formally gained in a school for the preparation of a Registered Nurse and must hold a current license in the state of Kentucky. Requires knowledge to practice nursing as described by the following definition: "The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health alterations." Able to utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. Will be required to pass competencies for this position. Must successfully complete the necessary components of the general staff nurse orientation program and the ICU staff nurse orientation program of Methodist Hospital. Successfully completes ACLS Course within twelve months of employment. Must remain current thereafter. Requires either frequent, moderate physical exertion or occasional heavy physical effort as a routine part of job performance.

Required Experience

Previous general staff nurse experience strongly preferred, but not required