The SICU RN manages the nursing care of critically ill patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
Carries out physician orders.
Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
Provides respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for patients.
Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Instructs and educates patients and families.
Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of a nursing program: diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree.
At least 1 year of experience in a Surgical ICU or Cardiovascular ICU. Experience recovering fresh open hearts is a plus
Minimum License and Certificates Required:
Valid and Current Texas License - Registered Nurse
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