ICU Nurse

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ICU Nurse Job Description

 

Job Title: ICU Nurse

 

Job Summary:

As an ICU Nurse, you will provide advanced nursing care to critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). You will monitor and assess patients' conditions, administer medications, and coordinate with other healthcare professionals to provide optimal patient care. You will work closely with physicians, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive and individualized care to patients and their families.

 

Responsibilities:

- Monitor and assess patients' conditions, including vital signs, neurological status, and laboratory results.

- Administer medications, including intravenous (IV) medications and blood products, and monitor patients' responses to treatment.

- Use advanced medical equipment, including ventilators, cardiac monitors, and intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), to provide life support and critical care.

- Collaborate with physicians, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement treatment plans.

- Communicate with patients and their families to provide education and emotional support.

- Document patient care in electronic medical records (EMR) and maintain accurate patient records.

- Participate in quality improvement initiatives to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care.

- Stay up-to-date with current trends and best practices in critical care.

- Adhere to ethical and professional standards, including patient confidentiality.

 

Requirements:

- Registered Nurse (RN) licensure and graduation from an accredited nursing program.

- Minimum of 2 years of experience in critical care nursing, preferably in an ICU setting.

- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications.

- Excellent clinical skills, including the ability to assess and monitor critically ill patients.

- Knowledge of advanced medical equipment, including ventilators and hemodynamic monitoring devices.

- Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Comfortable with using electronic medical records (EMR) for documentation and patient care.

- Commitment to ongoing professional development.

- Adherence to ethical and professional standards, including patient confidentiality.