Registered Nurse POOL-ICU Float
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ

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Nurses are required to float in all ICU areas (described below) and to the Emergency Dept as needed:

Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit – 2AB

TS ICU (2A and 2B) is dedicated to the care of critically ill and injured patients. The unit serves a diverse patient population that includes trauma patients initially received in the trauma room, outreach, general surgery, cardiac, toxicology, complex medical and neurological patients. Typical treatment plans for patients on 2AB may include CRRT, multiple vasopressors, advanced respiratory treatments (ventilators, oscillators, nitric oxide, rotoprone therapy), external ventricular drain monitoring, complex wound/surgical site care, and management of multi-system organ failure utilizing a multi-disciplinary medical approach.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit –2CD

CV ICU, (2C and 2D), is dedicated to the care of critically ill medical and surgical cardiac patients. We are a cardiac referral site and receive patients from all over the state in need of cardiac care. CVICU specializes in common cardiothoracic surgery; coronary artery bypasses and ‘off pump’ bypass procedures. Valve repair and replacement, MAZE, vascular, and thoracic surgeries encompass the additional surgical patient population seen on 2CD in addition to a variety of medical cardiac patients recovering from acute MI, CHF and post cardiac intervention. Treatments plans for patients on 2CD include hemodynamic monitoring and/or IABP (Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump) therapy, CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy), multiple vasopressors, Swan-Ganz catheters, ventricular assist device (VAD), ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and advanced respiratory therapies (i.e. ventilators, oscillators, nitric oxide, and rotoprone therapy).

Neurological ICU – 10BCD

Neuro ICU specializes in neuro-trauma and neurosurgical patients. Neurological cases include head trauma, CVA, meningitis, encephalitis and neuromuscular disease such as Guillian-Barre. Neurosurgical cases involve aneurysm repair/clippings, hemorrhage evacuation and tumor removal. Neurological patients make up 95% of the total patient population in Neuro ICU. The remaining 5% are challenging Medical Surgical ICU patients with multi-system organ failure, toxicology, microvascular or respiratory failure. Typical treatment plans for patients in Neuro ICU include CRRT, multiple vasopressors, advanced respiratory treatments (ventilators, oscillators, nitric oxide, rotoprone therapy), external ventricular drain monitoring and pentobarb coma. Medical-Surgical INTENSIVE CARE UNIT – 11 AB and 11CD

The 11 th floor is devoted to the care of the critically ill medical/surgical ICU patient. The units serve a medically and surgically diverse patient population that includes liver, kidney, and pancreatic transplants; high risk obstetrics, liver failure, toxicology, complex abdominal surgeries, and sepsis/multi-system organ failure. Typical treatment plans for patients on the 11 th floor include CRRT, ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), multiple vasopressors, Swan-Ganz catheters and advanced respiratory treatments (i.e. ventilators, oscillators, Nitric oxide).

Minimum two years ICU core experience and current ACLS is required. BSN and Certification in Specialty and CCRN preferred. Experience in a large (500+ bed) hospital preferred. Level One Trauma facility experience a plus. Previous experience as a Float Nurse or Travel Nurse , caring for highly acute, complex patients with multi-system issues.

Tier 2 Commitment=6 shifts per mo. (2 weekend shifts); Tier 3 = 8 shifts per mo. (3 weekend shifts). POOL Nurses must be able to commit to the minimum applicable shift requirement and 2–3 weeks (Monday – Friday) for initial orientation/training.

About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
With more than 650 licensed patient care beds, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is the flagship hospital within Banner Health, offering care to the community since 1911. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Banner Good Samaritan is a Level I trauma center as well as a teaching hospital that trains more than 220 physicians annually. Through leading-edge innovation and profound compassion, we have established an international reputation for excellence in such highly specialized services as solid organ transplantation, high-risk obstetrics, blood conservation medicine, movement disorders and more. We are also recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its America’s Best Hospitals list for nine straight years, and our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Job Summary:
This position assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice utilizing the framework for professional nursing practice and development. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under their direction. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients.

Essential Functions
  • Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.

  • Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient’s status.

  • Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.

  • Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.

  • Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient’s response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.

  • Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.

Relates throughout the interview process the experience, training and education needed to perform the job. Experience in the clinical area for which he or she is applying is desired. Must maintain clinical performance competencies appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through annual validations. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Professional certification preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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