Intensive Care - Registered Nurse
Job Details
Entry
Idaho - Idaho Falls, ID
Full Time
Registered Nurse
Nurse
Description

Idaho Falls Community Hospital is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our team!

 

JOB SUMMARY:  Provides direct and indirect patient care in the hospital setting.  Communicates with physicians/nurse manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomology.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.  Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision to include the duties of the Registered Nurse.

Have a passion for helping others? At Idaho Falls Community Hospital, so do we. Helping our community get better is our number one priority. We are committed to providing compassionate, emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Idaho Falls Community Hospital is proud to be a certified trauma, stroke and STEMI center.

Our work environment is collaborative, purpose driven and celebrates the people who make our work possible. Our culture is unique and it is what makes people excited to come to work each day. If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, we have a place for you on our team.

BENEFITS:

Taking care for our community starts with taking care of our own team. Idaho Falls Community Hospital is proud to offer its employees competitive and comprehensive benefit packages. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, holidays and sick days) and Medical Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plans (401K with up to 6% match)
  • Earned Quarterly Bonus Program
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Discount for medically necessary procedures performed at Idaho Falls Community Hospital and Mountain View Hospital
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Collaborative and Supportive Work Environment

Please note benefits are based on eligibility according to full-time, part-time or PRN status classification.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Intensive Care Unit RN:

  1. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes:  pediatric, geriatric and the general adult patient population.
  2. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  3. Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  4. Ability to perform glucometer testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  5. Ability to interpret results of laboratory tests including following any protocols and notification of providers.
  6. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  7. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  8. Follow the five medication rights and reduce the potential for medication errors. Scanning of medications in the electronic record is an expectation for safety except in emergency scenarios.
  9. Formulates an education plan for patients based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in education as appropriate.
  10. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  11. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services with in scope of practice and competency level.
  12. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  13. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  14. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.  Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  15. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  16. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.  Attends ICU Rounds as scheduled.
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:   

Education/Certification:  Graduate of an accredited RN program.  Current RN licensure in the state of Idaho.  Current BLS.  Successful completion of ACLS course within 6 months of hire and renewal every 2 years prior to expiration. Complete a basic dysrhythmia class with a grade of 84% or higher within 6 weeks of hire date, if no prior telemetry experience. If prior telemetry experience and previous course has been taken a test may be taken to demonstrate competency. PALS is recommended.

Experience:  ICU experience is preferred. 2 years of Med/Surg experience is recommended

Equipment/Technology:  Basic computer knowledge.

Language/Communication:  Must have the ability to effectively read, write, and speak English. Ability to communicate in a professional manner with patients, families, coworkers, physicians, and leadership.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers.  Able to calculate correct doses by applying necessary formulas as needed.

Mental Capabilities:  Ability to problem solve and handle stressful situations. Ability to think and act quickly. Ability to anticipate and prevent problems. Ability to multitask.

Interpersonal:  Ability to work well with others. Able to give and receive constructive criticism.

Performance:  Ability to work well in an interdisciplinary team environment as well as function independently to care for critically ill patients. Actively seeks new knowledge and strives to follow best practice and evidence-based guidelines.

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