Registered Nurse (RN) – STEP DOWN Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Registered Nurse (RN) – STEP DOWN Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Registered Nurse (RN) – STEP DOWN Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

 

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Step Down Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

LOCATION: Bradenton, FL

SHIFT: Day / Night

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

 

Job Description:

 

We are currently in need of an RN – Step Down ICU to join our team of healthcare professionals committed to providing the utmost level of care to patients who require close monitoring and frequent assessment. These patients are stable enough not to require Intensive Care Unit care. Nevertheless, a step down intensive care unit registered nurse ensures their safe passage by using knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients in transitioning through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays.

 

As an RN – Step Down nurse, you will assume the responsibility and accountability to help, communicate, and collaborate with the healthcare team, as well as the patients and their families to recognize and satisfy the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients. Likewise, you will promote the optimal health, well-being, and safety of the patient through the use of the nursing process and following patient care standards, guidelines, and the State Nurse Practice Act.

 

Responsibilities:

 

?    Evaluate and monitor the patient’s progress, as well as identify sudden or subtle changes in the patient’s medical condition.

?    Calculate drug dosage, titrating medication doses, administering continuous medication infusion, and monitoring patients for effects of medication.

?    Work closely and collaborate with physicians and all other healthcare providers.

?    Prepares, administers, and records any additional prescribed medications.

?    Prepares equipment and assists the physician with bedside procedures.

?    Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans.

?    Provide emotional support to acutely ill patients and their families.

?    Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.

 

Job Benefits:

 

?    Competitive salary

?    Direct Deposit

?    401K

?    Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

?    Employee discount program

?    Excellent room for growth and advancement

 

Requirements:

 

?    Minimum of 1 year of recent experience as an RN in a clinical setting.

?    Active RN license within the State of practice.

?    Current certifications (variable depending on the facility).

?    Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards and procedures.

?    Excellent understanding of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights.

?    Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing.

?    Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide range of constituencies.

?    Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

?    Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians/providers.

?    Excellent patient and family relationships and teaching abilities.

?    Team skills to work with other members of the health care team.

?    General computer skills.

 

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