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JOB SUMMARY: A registered nurse responsible for the care of the critically ill adult patient. Complies with standards of nursing set by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, Wilkes Medical Center standards, and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals Organization.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
2. Special training or licensure:
a. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
b. Current BLS course C and ACLS certification (ACLS required within 6 months of hire if not previously certified.)
c. CCRN certification preferred but not required
3. Previous adult critical care experience on a similar level is preferred. .
Maintains current broad-based knowledge of pathophysiology and disease processes of conditions usually represented in the critical care unit.
1. Provide direct patient care to critically ill patients ranging from simple to complex. Responsible for total care of all patients assigned.
2. Perform complete and accurate physical and psychosocial assessments at the time of admission and throughout the hospitalization as indicated by patient needs, condition, and critical care protocols.
3. Correlate significant findings with information obtained from physical assessment, the patient’s perception of illness, data from family, medical history of patient and medical chart, to formulate appropriate interventions as needed.
4. Rapid and accurate assessment of changes in patient’s condition. Recognizes when changes necessitate notification of the physician.
5. Assess patients utilizing information obtained from shift report to make patient assignments.
Assignments are based on needs of patient, qualifications of caregivers and the prescribed medical regimens.
6. Formulate an individualized plan of care within 8 hours of admission in collaboration with Patient, family and/or other health team members.
7. Update plans of care based in part on patient assessments, responses to nursing interventions,
Changes in the patient’s condition, anticipated needs at discharge and educational needs.
8. Apply appropriate interventions in emergency or other crisis situations to ensure optimal patient outcome. Direct personnel accordingly
9. Accept accountability and responsibility for all actions and their outcomes.
10. Adhere to administrative and general nursing as well as critical care polices and procedures
11. Interpret cardiac rhythm strips and treat the rhythms identified according to ACLS protocol or standing arrhythmia orders
12, Respond to Code Blue situations within the facility. Participate as team leader until arrival of physician and initiates standard ACLS protocols.
13.Attend three hours of continuing education related to medication administration per year.
14. Maintain competency as required by unit policy.
15. Intervenes in and reports unsafe, illegal or unauthorized patient care practices. Follow
Established protocols to protect patients.
16 Maintain a safe working environment through removing and/or reporting safety hazards.
Keep unit neat and clean and in proper order. Restock supplies as needed.
17. Assist with orientation and on the job training of new nursing employees
18. Participate in cost control measures through monitoring of supplies, equipment, stock drugs and accurate patient charge records.
19. Maintain emergency cart, trays, and supplies to ensure proper operation of equipment and availability of all necessary supplies.
20. Participate in quality assurance activities of the department as needed.
21. Document patient care activities detailing patient’s progress, response to interventions, discharge planning, teaching/learning activities and other patient care/assessment data into the patient’s record.
22. Promote continuity of care through collaboration with all health team members.
Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Solid written and oral communication skills
Ability to tolerate moderate to high stress levels
Subject to occasional crowded conditions
Moderate noise environment
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions and stressful situations
Regular exposure to the risk of blood borne diseases, infections and contagious diseases
Contact with patients, family members, community members, co-workers and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Required to wear PPE
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35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum
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