Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

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Intensive care unit registered nurse provides for delivery of patient care through assessment with identification and prioritization of presenting problems or needs, to facilitate optimum patient care.

Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assesses the patient's status on admission by performing a pertinent physical assessment and obtaining a nursing history as documented in the E.R
Performs continuing assessment of patient's condition throughout the time in ICU until discharge or admission as documented in ICU record
Document all pertinent information (health history, assessment, test results, plan of care, teaching and patient response) in a timely manner according to departmental policy
Manages care of patients
Provides continuous 24/7 monitoring of patients who are critically ill with life-threatening injury or diseases
RNs on this Unit will utilized their skills in advanced heart monitors, ventilators for breathing assistance, feeding tubes, and catheters
Provide nursing care adapted to individual patient needs based on the nursing process
Approach your daily duties with creativity, passion, skill, respect and a positive approach
Practice the values of collaboration, cooperation, coordination, integration, empowerment, and establishing patient expectations
Provide supervision and coordination of personnel who participate in the provision of care to ensure that patients’ needs and outcomes are met

Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, NIH, PALS, CCRN, RN

Education for Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the intensive care unit registered 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, Graduate, Associates, School of Nursing, Science, Nursing Program, Department of Education, Nursing Education, English

Skills for Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse

Desired skills for intensive care unit registered nurse include:

Assessment
Care of patients
Human growth and development
Range of treatment
Body substance isolation.Ability to listen
Empathize and respond to patient
Family
Internal and external partners needs
Body substance isolation
Nursing of the nursing care delivery model and its application

Desired experience for intensive care unit registered nurse includes:

2 or more years experience as an RN in a Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a tertiary care hosipital
Current or recent (within the last year) PICU experience within an acute hospital setting
ICU experience will be considered, in lieu of PICU experience
EKG rhythm course
Al to the assigned department, patient population and/or practice area are crucial
Current ACLS certification at time of hire

Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Examples

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Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of intensive care unit registered nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • Serve as a role model for staff and assist staff in following established, best practice standards
  • Actively participate in performance improvement activities within the unit and with other departments
  • Make appropriate patient care and unit assignments and delegate tasks according to staff competencies
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with Associates, Bachelor’s preferred
  • Current certificate in ACLS, or if enrolled in the G.R.E.A.T
  • Current license as an RN in the state of Texas or Compact License
  • Communicates openly with internal customers and supervisors
  • Provides excellent customer service interfacing well with all levels of staff, management and physicians
  • Evaluates patients, implements and documents nursing care
  • Performs various patient tests and administers medications utilizing the nursing process
Qualifications for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • BLS and ACLS must be current
  • 3+ years of current RN Critical Care experience
  • Current Open Heart, Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) and Continuous Veno Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH) experience
  • CCRT
  • Therapeutic hypothermia experience
  • Successfully completes ECG course and annual exam – post hire
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Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an intensive care unit registered 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 intensive care unit registered nurse
  • Effective verbal and oral communication and problem solving skills required
  • This is a Weekend Option night position in our ICU
  • This is a Weekend Option day position in our ICU
  • The role of the Registered Nurse (RN) is to perform patient care under the direction of the Nurse Manager/Director
  • The Registered Nurse (RN)provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of the patient, and in support of the mission of BRMC
  • A minimum of 1 year Critical Care RN experience (ICU)
Qualifications for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • 3+ years of critical care experience as a RN
  • Must have at least 1 year of critical care RN experience (1 YR ICU or ED or 3 YRS Tele preferred)
  • Level III NICU experience
  • A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting-PRN requires 2 years of experience in the specialty - ICU
  • A minimum of 1 year Critical Care experience-May consider experienced RNs looking to switch specialty and need Fellowship
  • Current ICU experience preferred
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Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an intensive care unit registered nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • A minimum of 1 year of Acute Care., Critical Care experience in an hospital setting as a Registered Nurse
  • Requires completion of accredited Registered Nurse program of nursing
  • Must maintain current State of Idaho Registered Nurse license or RN compact license
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS certification required
  • Current licensure as an RN or compact license
  • Minimum 1 year of RECENT experience in a ICU
Qualifications for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • A minimum of 1 year Critical Care RN experience
  • RN with approximately 18 months or less of experience
  • One Year Preferred Technical Experience
  • A minimum of 1 year of Acute Care., Critical Care experience in an Acute Care setting as a Registered Nurse
  • A minimum of 1 year of Acute Care experience in an Acute Care setting as a Registered Nurse is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year ICU RN experience in an Acute Care setting preferred
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Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of intensive care unit registered 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 intensive care unit registered nurse
  • Must possess a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification upon hire
  • Must possess a current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (see department specific requirements)
  • Other (Must also meet department specific requirements for License and Certification - see department specific requirements)
  • Med-Surg / Telemetry
  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required within 180 days of hire
  • Current Electrocardiogram Certification (EKG) required within 180 days of hire
Qualifications for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • Critical care experience required (stepdown may be considered)
  • Current Colorado, Idaho, Utah or Compact Registered Nurse License Nurse
  • EKG interpretation competency or course within the first 6 months of hire
  • Critical Care course or exam must be successfully completed within 6 months of hire
  • Heart experience highly preferred
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of California upon hire
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Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an intensive care unit registered nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • Current Electrocardiogram Certification (EKG) required within sixty (60) days of hire
  • Ambulatory Care Unit - GI/Endoscopy/Same Day Surgery/PACU/Operating Room/Infusion Services
  • Preoperative and postoperative care of surgical patients preferred
  • Current Electrocardiogram Certification (EKG) required or obtained within 180 days of hire
  • Conscious sedation skills preferred
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ASN) required, Bachelor's (BSN) preferred
Qualifications for intensive care unit registered nurse
  • Ability to assist with bedside procedures such as emergency resuscitation, chest tube insertion, central line and Swan Ganz insertion, tracheostomy, intubation
  • OB (Labor & Delivery)
  • Minimum of six (6) months prior Obstetrics experience within the past two (2) years preferred
  • Current Basic Fetal Monitoring training required upon hire
  • Current Intermediate Fetal Monitoring education - required within six (6) months of hire
  • Current Advanced Fetal Monitoring education - within one (1) year of hire

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