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Registered Nurse - Intensive Care - ICU

Company: AMN Healthcare
Location: Clearlake
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

This unit provides intensive, comprehensive care and monitoring for medical, surgical, and cardiac patients having experienced shock, trauma, or other life-threatening conditions. This unit supports a mix of medical, surgical, and cardiac intensive patients.Job SummaryThe Registered Nurse ICU plans, coordinates and implements patient care specific to the age of the patient population served on the assigned units. He/she ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the units standard of care. He/she demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, philosophy and goals of the unit and organization

remains flexible to changing systems

is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice

and treats staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.Standards of BehaviorLine of Responsibility and AuthorityLINE OF AUTHORITY: RN II, Intensive Care Unit - Director of Intensive Care UnitLicenses and CertificationsProfessionalism and Self-DevelopmentEducation and QualificationsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: At least two years of documented ICU experience and /or attend an approved ICU training course, which includes didactic and clinical experiencesEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Basic computer skillsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate from an accredited school of nursingLICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: CCRN encouragedLICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Current license as a Registered Nurse by the State of CaliforniaLICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: ACLS Certification requiredLICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: BLS Certification following American Heart Association guidelines required (no other cards accepted.)Physical Requirements/Work Environment/Use of Senses and Communications SkillsACCOMMODATIONS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key responsibilities and essential functions.CONFIDENTIALITY: Employee must conform with all HIPAA and other confid entiality regulations as required by the job, department, or hospital.EQUIPMENT USED: Frequently --- Computer, telephone voicemail system, laser printer.EQUIPMENT USED: Occasionally --- Photocopier, fax machine.POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO BLOOD & BODY FLUIDS: Category 2 for potential exposure to blood body fluids. (Does not usually require the performance of procedures or other tasks in the work routine that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but Category 2 tasks may require the unexpected performance of these procedures.) This job requires frequent bending (including the body bending from the waist), squatting, kneeling, climbing, work with arms above shoulder height, work with arms at shoulder height, standing, talking, hearing and performing repe titive hand motions. This job requires frequent transferring of patients including pulling, lifting or pushing a patient side to side, to a sitting position, to a standing position, or laterally. The employee will frequently push patients in wheelchairs, gurneys and beds. The employee must demonstrate a pull lift of 50 pounds from the floor. Vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will occasionally be sitting and walking inclines and declines. The employee will not be driving or climbing ladders.Job RolesRN II, Intensive Care Unit (AHCL)Adheres to the Corporate Compliance Code of Conduct.AGES SERVED (b): Child, Adolescent, AdultGeriatric. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriateto the age of the patients/individuals served. Demonstrates and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patients/individuals status and interpret relative to his age-specific needs, and to provide the care/service needed.Collaborates by working with others to achieve unit and organizational goals. Demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude for the unit staff.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the critical skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served in the Intensive Care setting. Able to interpret data about the patients status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.Is flexible to changing systems.Is receptive and responsive to new ideas.Maintains and meets expectations on time for all competencies, license, certifications and education requirements as outlined by local administration, Adventist Health (AH), The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and all other regulatory agencies.Makes comprehensive nursing decisions based on the interpretation of facts and evaluations of patient outcome

modifies the plan of care based upon evaluation.Meets clinical competency requirements specific to the Intensive Care Unit.Monitors hemodynamic status of patients to correctly interpret the findings.Participates in unit and integrated service projects to improve organizational performance.Performs head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient populations.Willingly performs other duties and innovations as assigned.

Benefits

At AMN Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Free, quality, private housing
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

    Required Qualifications

    Current CA RN license (#/expiration) BLS, ACLS RTO upon submission ICU SCL and Reference within a year

    Preferred Qualifications

    PALS CCRN

    About Company

    At AMN Healthcare, we strive to be recognized as the most trusted, innovative, and influential force in helping healthcare organizations provide quality patient care that continually evolves to make healthcare more human, more effective, and more achievable.

Keywords: AMN Healthcare, Santa Rosa , Registered Nurse - Intensive Care - ICU, Healthcare , Clearlake, California

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