Critical Care Nurse - Critical Care Unit

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • East Stroudsburg, PA
  • time-alarm-solid 01-31-2024

Critical Care Nurse - Critical Care Unit

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Job Description

Provides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with facility or department policies and procedures. Directs and manages the care of designated patients. Utilizes effective and appropriate communication styles. Assists in maintaining a safe work environment and maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care for designated patients.
  • Recognizes the need for and initiates collaboration/communication with physicians, interdisciplinary team members, and takes actions to proactively resolve patients' needs.
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality and safety, utilizing evidence-based practice.
  • Coordinates and provides patient and family education throughout the treatment course to facilitate an effective transition of care.
  • Functions as a department team member to support unit and hospital goals and objectives.
  • Performs validated technical skills based upon clinical specialty and unit practice.
  • Utilizes technology and incorporates technology to optimize alternative modes of care delivery.
  • Demonstrates leadership and team building skills including teaching and mentoring new colleagues and department interns.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited Nursing program.
  • Knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assignments in the delivery of patient care.
  • Successful completion of additional orientation programs related to specialty.
  • Attainment and maintenance of unit-specific competencies.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Registered Nurse State of Pennsylvania Upon Hire or Registered Nurse State of New Jersey, dependent on location of position Upon Hire.
  • BLS - Basic Life Support Upon completion of orientation Upon Hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing.
  • As per Clinical specialty within 2 years.

Physical Demands

Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Examples: Push/pull patients on bed, stretcher (requires 29 lbs. push force), lateral transfers up to 50 lbs. of the patient's weight. Frequent to continuous standing/walking. Patient transporters can walk 8-10 miles per shift. *Patient care providers may be required to perform activities specific to their role including kneeling, bending, squatting and performing CPR.

Job Description Disclaimer: This position description provides the major duties/responsibilities, requirements and working conditions for the position. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, however management reserves the right to revise or change as necessary to meet organizational needs. Other responsibilities may be assigned when circumstances require.