RN, Critical Care (Neuro ICU), PRN/Per Diem
Northside Hospital - Saint Petersburg, FL

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Founded in 1976, Northside Hospital is a 288-bed facility located in the heart of South Pinellas County, Florida. Northside is part of the HCA West Florida Division of Hospitals, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging facilities, and a complete continuum of specialized healthcare programs that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in West and Central Florida communities. Our parent company, HCA, is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services.

As a Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, we are committed to ensuring our patients have access to the highest levels of stroke care available. Our

Neuro Intensive Care Unit

is a 16-bed ICU, offering exceptional care for the Neuro/Stroke patients we serve.

Number of Staff: 20

Skill Mix: RNs and Critical Care Patient Care Technicians

Major Equipment Used: Standard Critical Care Equipment; ICP monitors; Lumbar drains

Special Certifications Needed: ACLS, BLS, NIHSS (available online at


) or ASLS (Advanced Stroke Life Support)

Special Competencies/Skills Needed: Formal Critical Care training class in the past; pass a critical care skills/knowledge test.

Schedules: 12-hour shifts (7-7); Full Time is considered 36 hours per week, including every other weekend or 4 weekend shifts/month.

Dress code: Effective September 2010, RNs will be required to wear Royal Blue scrubs with an optional White jacket.

Designated Charge Nurse/ClinicalCoordinator for staff resource.

Complete computerized charting through the Meditech system for patient assessment and care documentation.

Electronic medication administration record (eMAR) is used for the delivery of all medications provided to patients


Current licensure as an RN.

Prior experience in Critical Care required.

Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider and ACLS through the American Heart Association; NIHSS certification or Advanced Stroke Life Support certification also required.

Prior Critical Care experience preferred; prior Neuro ICU RN experience preferred.

Customer service abilities including effective communication skills.

Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

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The Northside Hospital System comprises three not-for-profit, full-service community hospitals. With more than 2,500 physicians (the largest...