St. Lawrence Health System ICU Registered Nurse in Potsdam, New York
The registered nurse provides assessment, care planning and direct delivery of treatment utilizing professional nursing care processes in a patient and family centered manner in accordance with licensure and regulatory scope and standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
Performs a comprehensive patient assessment to identify patient and family needs.
Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care involving the patient and the family.
Performs and documents direct patient and family centered care and patient education according to nursing standards of practice.
Be able to work in Intermediate Level of Care Area as directed.
Identifies and responds to patient conditions to achieve positive patient outcomes.
Respond to Full Trauma Activations in our Level III Trauma ED and assist with care per protocol.
Float to Emergency Department and perform as directed
Performs discharge planning to ensure safe and appropriate transition of care.
Perform in the charge nurse role and to direct and delegate care provided by unlicensed team members.
Provides world class customer service to patients and families.
A Critical Care Nurse can perform the following functions in the absence of a physician:
1.) Administer 02
2.) Start IV
3.) Administer drugs per ACLS protocol, CCU and hospital policy and procedure, excluding controlled substances.
4.) Perform procedures in accordance with ACLS protocols, i.e. CPR, defibrillation, cardioversion
5.) Use the temporary transcutaneous pacemaker.
The RN may also assist the physician with the insertion and care of a pacemaker, central line as well as arterial line, and discontinuing catheters as ordered as well as:
Operate EKG monitors at the central station and be able to distinguish rhythms and arrhythmias
Administer and titrate IV medications as ordered to include Tridil, Nipride, Dobutrex, Dopamine, Lidocaine, Fentanyl, Pronestyl, Diprovan, Cardizem, Insulin, Levophed, Aggrastat, Amiodarone as well as other medication ordered such as Versed and Paralytic medications.
Administer Thrombolytic agents under direct supervision of an MD
Extubate patients when ordered
Manage ventilated patients, ventilator settings as well as BIPAP and CPAP
Obtain 12 –lead EKG
Operate external as well as internal pacemaker as indicated
Assist MD with all approved procedures that may include cardioversion, bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy, intubations, thoracentesis or paracentesis
Complete iSTAT testing
Additional Required Experience:
Required: Registered nurse with 2 years of medical-surgical nursing/charge nurse experience.
Preferred: Register nurse with a minimum of 1-2 years of recent critical care/Intermediate Level of Care/charge nurse experience. Nationally Certified (ACCN). Required to obtain CCRN within two years of hire.
Work at least 37.5 hours a year in a critical care area to include CCU, ER or PACU.
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Location : Name LinkedCanton-Potsdam Hospital
Type Per Diem
Shift 12 Hour
Shift Details 12Hr: 7am - 7pm w-variable shifts possible as needed
Category Licensed / Certified / Registered Professions
Job Location : AddressCPH Main Campus
Required Level Associate's Degree
Required Field Graduate of an accredited nursing school program
Preferred Level Bachelor's Degree
Licensure /Certification Required: Current, unrestricted New York State registered professional nursing license. | Upon hire, documented completion ACCN Critical Care course and/or Critical Care Course approved by Canton-Potsdam Hospital. | | AHA BLS upon hire | AHA ACLS (at time of hire) | AHA PALS (at time of hire) | TCAR within six months of hire | TNCC within one year of hire | | Preferred: National Certification (CCRN)
Date Posted 5/4/2021