UnityPoint Health

RN-Intensive Care Unit

Requisition ID
2021-94820
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
City
Waterloo
Department
Intensive Care Unit- Logan
State
IA
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time: Nights 7pm-7am with every 3rd weekend
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

RN – ICU

Allen Hospital - Waterloo

Eligible for $10K Bonus

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12-bed unit caring for acutely ill medical and surgical patients. Nurses are ACLS and TCAR certified, and trained in reading dysrhythmias, balloon pumps, Impellas, CRRT, neuro drains, post open hearts, etc. and are involved in miscellaneous bedside procedures. We have continuous bedside monitoring in all patient rooms to facilitate accurate and close monitoring. Nurses also manage vasoactive medications for blood pressure issues along with sedation for those who are ventilated. Nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:2/3, depending on acuity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.
  • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care. Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.
  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and hold them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Nursing.
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.
  • One (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency preferred.
  • Current license in the state of Iowa or meets criteria established by Iowa Board of Nursing. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Multicultural sensitivity, customer/patient focused.
  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

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