Critical Care Job Description

Critical Care Job Description

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Critical care provides consultation about the patients medical issues and plans of care to the nursing staff responsible for the patients care.

Critical Care Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective critical care job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included critical care job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

To Provide Advance life Support care to the sick and injured, and provide safe transport to a medical facility
Submit monthly expense reports for department purchases and staff expenses
Copying / Faxing / Scanning / Filing of miscellaneous items
Process purchase orders and capital project approval requests
Follow through on requests and issues in a timely manner
Manage contracts (Master Service Agreement, Statement of Work, Change Order and Non-Disclosure Agreements) with suppliers and Health Care Professionals
Work with accounts payable and vendors to ensure timely payment and resolve discrepancies
Interact and work cross functionally with global departments (AP, IT, Indirect Sourcing, Legal, Supply Chain, Ultimate Staffing) and within the business unit (Finance, Marketing, Operations)
Professional and Competency Requirements
Inter-departmental Relations

Critical Care Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Critical Care

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, IV, EMT, ACLS, CCRN, CNA, PALS, BCLS, ANCC, CPR

Education for Critical Care

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the critical care job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Nursing, Education, School of Nursing, Medical, Health Care, Communication, Computer, Emergency Medical Technician, Patient Care, Graduate

Skills for Critical Care

Desired skills for critical care include:

Medical terminology
Human growth and development
Medication - administration procedures
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Adult learning principles and applies in teaching of patients
Assessment range of treatment
Students and new staff

Desired experience for critical care includes:

Competent with Meditech and computer skills
Caring for the step-down recovery patient
Cross training to PPCU or Endo as needed
Participating in orientation for new employees
Delegation of tasks to ancillary staff and CNA’s
Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing, Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred

Critical Care Examples


Critical Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a critical care. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for critical care
  • Peripheral intravenous access and removal
  • Disaster preparedness and use of PAPR
  • training course IS 100 and other FEMA courses as requested and/or required
  • Recording of I & O's
  • Foley Catheter insertion and removal
  • Nasogastric tube insertion and removal
  • Cardiac Telemetry/EKG rhythm interpretation
  • Training will be provided by the Clinical Educator and Medical staff during the orientation period
  • Performs patient care based on specific assignments from a licensed nurse, rounds and basic observation
  • Observes patient condition and behaviors indicating needs or problems and communicates same to the licensed nurse
Qualifications for critical care
  • Two to five years of work related experience in an office-based, administrative role preferred
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented, resourceful and able to multi-task, and able to follow guidelines and protocol
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including both written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to support multiple team members simultaneously are all essential
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong degree of professionalism and composure interacting with all levels of management
  • Must be highly motivated and exhibit initiative on projects and tasks
  • Five (5) years’ experience in an acute care hospital intensive care unit

Critical Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a critical care. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for critical care
  • Responds to cardiac, monitor alarms by identifying and interpreting cardiac rhythms and communicating appropriate information in a timely manner to the primary nurse
  • Ensures the comfort and safety of assigned patients at all times while on duty
  • Performs patient transfers to chair, bed or stretcher as requested observing basic safety practices and principles of body mechanics
  • Observes appropriate safety practices for patients including arm bands, side rails, restraints, call light position and toileting
  • Evaluate physician medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dosage, potential interactions, route of administration and stability, while recommending therapy changes to the providers and staff as appropriate
  • Provide pharmaceutical care that includes evidence-based, cost-conscious recommendations, drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic evaluations, drug utilization review and documentation
  • Integrate review of the electronic medical record to assist in the clinical decision process
  • Participates in the orientation, training and education of staff
  • Completes assigned projects that improve the quality of pharmacy services
  • Direct responsibility for all clinical functions in the department insuring that employees have effective management, good communication and appropriate discipline
Qualifications for critical care
  • 1 YEAR - acute care setting required
  • Ability to work well independent of supervision, in a team environment
  • Requires three years of director level experience
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatric Critical Care
  • Board eligibility in a basic specialty (surgery, anesthesiology, pediatrics or internal medicine)
  • Current enrollment in a critical care medicine or equivalent residency program acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ USAF

Critical Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of critical care. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for critical care
  • Responsible on a 24-hour basis for the coordination of patient care, administrative and nursing activities
  • Continual evaluation of the quality of care rendered to patients
  • Assisting the CNO in the creation of the budget and the day to day operations of the unit to function within that budget
  • Working with the staff, physicians and administration on a continual basis for all quality issues and the selection and request of capital budget items
  • Ensuring yearly performance evaluations of staff are completed appropriately and timely
  • Adherence to budget goals for staffing and expenses
  • Managing overtime hours effectively and adhering to labor management plan using PLUS system
  • Maintaining employee satisfaction survey participation rates and scores at or above the corporate mean
  • Functioning as part of the Critical Care Team in collaboration with the directors from the other critical care departments
  • Professional duties include planning, developing, organizing, directing, implementing and evaluating strategic and tactical initiatives in alignment with Patient Care Services and the Medical Center strategic plan
Qualifications for critical care
  • Current and continuous certification as EMT-Paramedic in the State of Idaho
  • Certification in ACLS, PALS, NRP within six months of hire with continuous maintenance of required certifications
  • Completion of Pharmacy Residency program
  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)
  • PGY2 Critical Care or PGY2 Emergency Medicine
  • Recent or current Critical Care experience strongly preferred

Critical Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of critical care. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for critical care
  • Assists in relieving patient anxiety by answering questions related to their surgical procedures and post-operative care
  • Evaluates patients' clinical condition for appropriate aftercare referrals or placement into research and outcome studies
  • Participates as adjunct faculty in accredited schools of pharmacy in the clinical and didactic training of both baccalaureate (BS) and doctoral (PharmD) students
  • Participate in the professional development and competency of clinical staff
  • Keeps informed of the action, side effects and proper usage of all new drugs as they are made commercially available of all investigational drugs being studied at this institution
  • The scope and responsibility of the Professional Development Education Specialist is continuously evolving
  • Assesses for potential medication, latex, and environmental/skin allergies
  • Evaluates and records patient response to interventions (esp
  • Supervises care provided by RNs, technicians, and students
  • Coordinates own schedule and priorities with Administrative Director and departmental staff
Qualifications for critical care
  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required
  • Management of clinical areas preferred
  • Ability to follow collaborative practice agreements, pharmacy guidelines and protocols for appropriate dosing and monitoring
  • PGY-1 residency or equivalent experience
  • 2nd year Nursing Student minimum
  • Duties are performed in a laboratory setting and require attention to details and very strong documentation and communication skills

Critical Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a critical care. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for critical care
  • Maintains awareness of own limitations, seeks guidance from appropriate co-workers
  • Alert for errors in own or other’s work, participates in corrective actions
  • Maintains proficiency in own job duties, cross trains to other duties as appropriate
  • Prepares, compiles, and maintains required statistical reports
  • Participates in the interviewing and hiring of new staff
  • Performs and interprets, at least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes (as privileged)
  • Performs routine procedures (as privileged) such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in conducting therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations
  • May prescribe and monitor medications as allowed by prescriptive authority
  • Educates other members of health care team on routine pre- and post-operative care, identification of potential complications and appropriate preventative measures
  • Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi-disciplinary care team and other specialty areas as necessary
Qualifications for critical care
  • IV competent, understand and program IV pumps
  • Ability to interpret Critical Lab Values, EKG’s and the patient whose medical condition is unstable and changing
  • Ability to assess, re-assess and activate care in a Critically ill patient during Peri-operative care
  • Provide care to the clinical patient in the Peri-Operative setting
  • Flexibility to “casually” work shifts up to 4-8hrs that will include, weekdays, evenings, weekends
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment that complies with all safety policies and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards

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