A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BLS Certified.
Required: Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Department Position Summary:
The NNICU Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in NNICU. The NNICU nurse must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients acute or critical status and interpret and response appropriate to the identified information. A Registered Nurse in the Neuro Medical, Neuro Surgical Intensive Care Unit must be familiar with Medical and Post Operative care of Acute or Critical Neuro patients, able to monitor invasive lines such as ICP or Ventricular Drains, and be proficient in Neurological exam. The nurse will provide care as needed per described units policies and procedures. Ability to assess patients, select, develop, implement and evaluate plan of care. Ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.