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Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU

Tucson, AZ

Details

Hiring Company

Tucson Medical Center

Positions Available

Full Time


Position Description

5K Sign-On Bonus for RNs with a minimum of 2 years of acute care experience and with a 2 year commitment!

ACCU has 12 beds.  The focus of the 480 unit is Cardiac Intensive Critical Care.   We generally have 2-4 open hearts six days per week (CABG, AVR, MVR, TVR, TAVR).  Our patient population consists of open hearts, TAVR’s,thoracotomies, MI's, IABP, Impella, CRRT, ECMO, swans, sepsis, post codes, hypothermia, unstable heart blocks,  unstable cardiac patients,  post pacemakers, post lead extractions,  heart failure,  patients requiring vasopressors, intubated patients, vascular surgeries and  EKOS.   We also will have medical ICU overflow.   All staff is CPR and ACLS certified.  Other certifications include FCCS, CCRN, CSC and CMC.  The RN to patient ratio is 1:1 or 1:2.

SUMMARY:

Coordinates patient care planning with other disciplines utilizing the principles of the nursing process and critical thinking skills in order to maintain patient safety and well-being. (Some positions might be assigned to critical care areas requiring specialized training.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure safe patient care.
  • Writes or obtains initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions and develops individual care plans; maintains patient documentation.
  • Receives and reviews preceding shift reports and floor nurse reports; makes complete rounds of all units, and notes patients' condition.
  • Notifies appropriate physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
  • Works with other members of the interdisciplinary patient care team, implements and reinforces patient instructional needs with patient and family offering informational material and pointing out special areas of concern.
  • Evaluates outcomes of patient care, consults with other specialists as needed and adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Identifies and resolves workplace health and safety issues.
  • Provides appropriate, direct patient care utilizing appropriate aseptic techniques.
  • May manage IV lines, ensure that sterile techniques are adhered to, and oversee patient movement and positioning to ensure that the patient is handled in a medically safe manner.
  • May perform the administration of pharmacological vasodilator medications for the purpose of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging; complies with examination competency as defined in the Imaging Services Practice Standards.
  • Complies with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and takes corrective action when violations occur.
  • Orients, instructs, and educates assigned personnel.
  • Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 
  • Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program. 

EXPERIENCE: None required. One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred. 

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona and Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  Some departments such as OR, Ambulatory Surgery, Pediatrics/PICU, PACU, and GI Lab will require advanced life support certification (ACLS and PALS). 



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