ICU Nurse Job Description

ICU Nurse Job Description

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ICU nurse provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.

ICU Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Providing education and support to patients' families
Maintains nursing staff accountabilities by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees
Registered Nurse with an Associate’s Degree
2 yrs experience in specified area or equivalent
Experience as a charge nurse preferred
Ability to lead in a dynamic environment
Ability to assess skills and abilities of others
Ability to coach in the moment and provide service recovery
Ability to provide effective leader rounding
Current licensure as RN in Illinois

ICU Nurse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for ICU Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BCLS, ACLS, BLS, CPR, AHA, PALS, TNCC, ALS, NIH, IAPB

Education for ICU Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ICU nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Education, Science, Associates, School of Nursing, Graduate, Nursing Program, English, Department of Education, Nursing Education

Skills for ICU Nurse

Desired skills for ICU nurse include:

Human growth and development
Assessment
Range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Assessment range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served as per Scope of Service
Best practices and how own area integrates with others
Demonstrates awareness of the industry
Evolving customer demands

Desired experience for ICU nurse includes:

Current critical care experience preferred
Completion of a BSN must occur within three years of hire date
Current Registered Nurse Licensure to practice in the state of Kentucky
BLS Ability to work within a rapid changing environment
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations, dealing with and resolving conflict
Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients (up to 50 lbs

ICU Nurse Examples

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ICU Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an ICU nurse. 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 ICU nurse
  • Take a patient care assignment when required/ needed
  • Mentor staff in professional growth and development
  • Maintain an organized and systematic orientation program in collaboration with managers
  • Maintain current certifications related to life support and specialty as appropriate
  • Report evaluation and research results within the hospital setting and to others outside the medical center as appropriate
  • A minimum of ­3 years of recent nursing experience in acute care nursing
  • Obtain ACLS certification within first year required
  • Professional Certification in specialty area by recognized national nursing organization within 1 year of hire required
  • Provide high quality nursing care to hospitalized patients in the ICU • Perform all aspects of general and critical care nursing • Assist with prioritizing and organizing patient treatments and procedures • Update clinicians and staff on patient status and progression • Teach fourth year veterinary students and nursing students • Assist with training and mentoring of junior nursing staff
  • Plan and provide individual goal directed nursing care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community
Qualifications for ICU nurse
  • 5 years recent experience in ICU
  • Previous experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner desired
  • Advance Practice Nurse license with nurse practitioner certification
  • Travel to other sites may be required
  • Requires BSN, Master's Degree preferred
  • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact Current
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ICU Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of ICU nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ICU nurse
  • Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity
  • Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment
  • Receives report and continuously communicates with the RN throughout the shift
  • Seeks knowledge in relation to patient’s condition, disease entity or treatment and reflects this is patient care
  • SJRN
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of the healthcare team to ensure optimal patient outcomes and continuity of care
  • Performs physical exams, collects and documents data, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, makes and confirms diagnoses, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications and provides direct patient care services under the general supervision of the supervising physician
  • Perform therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient clinical status to include performance of procedures to include central lines, arterial lines, temporary hemodialysis catheters, paracentesis, thoracentesis, pigtails catheters, intubation, cardioversion, and lumbar puncture
  • Provide first contact for critical care consultations in select cases outside of the ICU service
  • Assess patient for change in status and institute appropriate interventions, compatible with their training, and initiate necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient
Qualifications for ICU nurse
  • ACLS upon Hire for experienced ICU RN’s or within 90 days for RN’s new to the ICU
  • TNCC within 12 months for all Charge Nurses in the ICU
  • CCRN within 24 months of hire for experienced ICU RN’s, within 36 months of hire for RN’s new to ICU
  • Masters Degree in Nursing (MSN), education, or allied health field
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor certification through the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Operate monitoring equipment for ICP Monitoring
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ICU Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ICU nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ICU nurse
  • Providing pre and post-operation care
  • Responsible for total patient care including taking vital signs, treating and dressing wounds, setting and administering medication
  • Assisting the physician with procedures and treatments
  • Monitoring and administering medication and intravenous infusions
  • Maintaining the patient’s clinical records
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the medical equipment in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Managing the stock within the Intensive Care Unit including resupply requests
Qualifications for ICU nurse
  • Rhythm and 12 lead ECG interpretation
  • Cardiac Pacing (permanent, external, transvenous)
  • Customizes/edits/reviews patient alarms/information
  • Trouble shoots poor waveforms and equipment problems
  • Assigns transmitters when necessary
  • Notifies supervisor/biomedical of equipment failure/problem
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ICU Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an ICU nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for ICU nurse
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required, Master's Degree in Nursing or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of Registered Nurse experience in Critical Care (MICU/SICU) division is required
  • Leadership and/or collaborative experience preferred
  • Board Certification in area of Specialty preferred (or acquire certification within the first year of employment)
  • ACLS due within 6 months of hire
  • One year ICU/CCU RN experience
Qualifications for ICU nurse
  • Blood culture, T&C specimens
  • Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and/or required specialty training or course completion (current upon hire) as required by specialty
  • Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree in Nursing required
  • 3 years experience as a RN in an acute care facility preferred
  • 3 years experience in nursing with proven clinical and leadership abilities preferred
  • At least one (1) year of experience in area of specialty preferred
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ICU Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ICU nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ICU nurse
  • Completed AHA ACLS Provider Course required upon hire for experienced ICU nurses
  • AHA ACLS required within 6 months of employment for non-experienced ICU nurses
  • TNCC required within 18 months of employment
  • Two (2) years of experience in Acute Care, Long Term Acute Care (LTAC), or Critical Care
  • Associates (ADN)or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program
  • One (1) or more years of experience in Acute Care, Long Term Acute Care (LTAC), or Critical Care nursing
Qualifications for ICU nurse
  • PALS required within 6 month of hire/transfer
  • All RN’s must complete general nursing orientation, department-specific nursing orientation, education, and competencies with demonstrated proficiency upon hire, when duties are modified and as applicable annually thereafter
  • EKG exam for experienced RNs hired for Critical Care
  • All non-experienced RNs will complete a full EKG class
  • Current Utah RN or RN license in a compact state
  • 1 or more years recent clinical experience as an RN preferred

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