I.Position Summary:This position supports the mission of Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center of optimizing quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person.The Critical Care RN oversees and directs the care of the critically ill patient.The Critical Care RN is responsible for the care of open-heart surgery patients, patients with multisystem organ failure, patients requiring kidney and kidney and pancreas transplants and other patients meeting ICU admissions criteria.Serves as primary nurse leading the collaboration of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.Oversees and directs the care of assistive personnel, maintaining final accountability for the care given to assigned patients.
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community.
We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness
We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.
We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity
A.Licensure/Certification/Registration:Current licensure in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse; BLS – Healthcare provider.ACLS required within the first 3 months of hire. NIH Stroke Scale certification required within 6 months of hire.
B.Education:Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
C.Experience:One-year experience in acute care preferred.
D.Special Qualifications:Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and other health care team members.Ability to manage a team and work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care.Strong critical thinking skills.
III.Degree of supervision required:Involves general guidance and direction by the Patient Care Director, Nurse Manager and Unit Charge Nurse.Employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
IV.Ages of Patients Served:This position requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients and families.Personnel in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients and families in each age category.The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and their families according to standards.(The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training or experience.)
Ages of patients served
< 30 days
< 1 year
> 1 year and < 5 years
> 5 years and < 13 years
> 13 years and < 17 years
17 to < 30 years
30 to < 60 years
≥ 60 years
Responsibility to serve patients in areas other than patient care
No responsibility to treat or care for patients
Data from Child Health Corporation of America
V.Working Conditions:(Includes hospital rooms, clinical departments, common areas, non-clinical departments and hospital grounds).Potential hazards include:
·blood or body fluids
·extreme conditions, hot or cold
·dust/furnace/ gases (including asbestos)
·moving mechanical parts
·CRT (computer) monitor
·potential electric shock
·frequent, repetitive motions
·x-ray electromagnetic energy
·other (as listed)
·high pitched noises
·needles or other sharp objects
VI.Physical Requirements:Requires corrected hearing and vision to within functional ranges.Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment.Must be able to stand for long periods of time.Must be able to handle behavioral issues of patients and visitors while under highly stressful and volatile situations.
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