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.
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.
Preferred: 1 years critical care experience
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
BLS required within 30 upon hire.
ACLS within 6 months of hire
Department Position Summary:
The ICU Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in ICU. The ICU 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 Intensive Care Unit must be familiar with the care of Acute / Critical Medical, Surgical and Cardiac patients. Able to deliver care to Renal, Respiratory, Metabolic, GI and Cardiac patients. 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.