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RN CHARGE NURSE ICU AM

2021-01-27
  • Full Time

Job Description

Join our team! Laredo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides 42 private patient rooms for specialized care for treating complex medical and surgical patients. The unit is supported by a 20 bed ICU Extension Unit, also staffed with specialized Registered Nurses to provide the appropriate level for all in-house patients throughout their treatment. Each RN Charge reports directly to the unit’s Director. Additional patient support is provided in each shift by Patient Care Techs/Nurse Aids. Relocation and Sign-on Bonuses are available for qualified candidates. Skype or other Virtual Interviewing Processes (VIP) is available for out-of-town applicants. Read a full position description

Join our team! Laredo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides 42 private patient rooms for specialized care for treating complex medical and surgical patients. The unit is supported by a 20 bed ICU Extension Unit, also staffed with specialized Registered Nurses to provide the appropriate level for all in-house patients throughout their treatment. Each RN Charge reports directly to the unit’s Director. Additional patient support is provided in each shift by Patient Care Techs/Nurse Aids. Relocation and Sign-on Bonuses are available for qualified candidates. Skype or other Virtual Interviewing Processes (VIP) is available for out-of-town applicants. Read a full position description

Position's Purpose and Essential Functions: 

  • Giving overall unit report. Making assignments for next shift taking into account experience/skill level.
  • Ability to proactively triage patients throughout the shift for possible downgrade/transfer.
  • Ability to accommodate according to census and acuity.
  • Ensure unit based quality controls are done.
  • Assure that all patient/family education forms are initiated at admission and kept current.
  • Responsible for assuring code team nurse available.
  • Charge nurse will reassign patients as needed thru the entire shift. Ability to manage family complaints/concerns and have effective conflict resolution skills with staff, patient/family and visitors.
  • Able to maintain knowledge of all equipment and procedures in ICU. Demonstrate leadership skills and act as a resource person on the unit.
  •   Delegate tasks appropriately and demonstrate prioritization and organizational skills. Assure that all core measures and meaningful use are in compliance. Minimum job requirements for education and license include an associate's degree, and must be certified as a registered nurse from an accredited school of professional nursing. Must be licensed in the State of Texas. Familiar with standard, concepts, practices, and procedures within this particular field.

Applicants Job Requirements Include:

Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program.
  • Letter of Recommendation is preferred but not required..
  • Licensed as a R.N. by the Texas State Board of Registered Nurse Examiners.
  • Preferred: two years full time or three years part time experience in acute care setting.
  • BLS, ACLS, or NRP  required. Certifications may be obtained within six months of hire cost-free at the Hospital.
  • Handle with Care (or obtained within six months of employment) in required specialty.
  • Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility.
  • Relocation and Sign-on Bonuses Available for qualified candidate.

 

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