Registered Nurse ICU - Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

SNAPSHOT

  • Direct Hire
  • 5
  • Never
  • 2-5 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description

Registered Nurse ICU - Fredericksburg, VA

Full time Days/Nights (rotating weekends)

 

Intensive Care Unit

  • 12 bed unit  
  • The cohesive team operates in a “Live Excellence Culture”.
  • Outstanding Physician/Nurse relationship. 
  • Experienced and supportive leadership team that afford the opportunity for you to learn and grow.

 

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates clinical competency to practice within the unit Scope of Care.
  • Organizes and prioritizes nursing care for a unit specific patient assignment.
  • Administers all medications utilizing the 5 rights to medication administration.
  • Demonstrates competency in patient teaching and discharge planning including family and/or significant other in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, peers, supervisors, ancillary department, internal and external customers.
  • Utilizes quality improvement as basis to improve unit/departmental process.
  • Pursues professional growth and development.
  • Maintains unit readiness for regulatory surveys.
  • Assumes accountability for decisions and actions.
  • Contributes to the smooth operation of the unit.
  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge pertinent to AACN nursing standards of practice.
  • Ensures Patient/Family Centered Care is provided in the department.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • Provides direct nursing care, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of SRMC.
  • Exhibits nursing characteristics of the Synergy Model as outlined in the Nursing Strategic Plan:  Clinical Judgment/Advocacy/moral agency, Caring Practices, Collaboration, Systems thinking, Response to diversity, Clinical inquiry/innovator/evaluator, Facilitator of learning of patient/family educator.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION:       

  • Required - Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • Preferred - BSN degree or currently enrolled in BSN Program.

 

LICENSURE:        

  • Required - Current licensure as an RN in the state of Virginia or compact license
  • Required - Current certification as an AHA BLS Healthcare Provider required upon hire and ACLS required within 6 months (180 days) of hire or start date in position.
  • Preferred - Current certification in specialty field.

 

EXPERIENCE:      

  • Preferred - Minimum of two years of experience as a RN with demonstrated competency in critical care skills.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
***Minimum 2 years RN acute care hospital experience required (CC experience preferred ER, PCU, etc.)***

   NO New Grads

  • # of Beds Per Unit: 12
  • Nurse to Patient Ratio: 1:1 or 1:2
  • 5 openings due to covid-related turnover
  • Types of Services: Medical ICU: Examples of patient populations include:  Post-ROSC patients (TTM), DKA, Hemodynamically unstable sepsis, ventilator management
  • Management style of director or on the floor:  Interim Director in place effective 10/17/2020
  • Culture of the facility/ unit: Collaborative, Patient-centered
  • Skills from other units that they feel will prepare the candidate for their unit:  Time management, decision making ability (comfort level with clinical autonomy), care of post cath patients, IV drip management (cardiac medications, pressors)
  • What outside of the job description are you looking for in a candidate? Confidence in clinical practice, effective communication skills, ability to demonstrate high impact soft skills (ie: willingness to go “above and beyond” in providing care to our patients and their family members, demonstrates support to ancillary departments/team members to provide high quality care).

 

BSN preferred

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