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Registered Nurse - ICU - Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Company: Rochester Regional Health
Location: Hoosick Falls
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY As a Registered Nurse (RN), you're the engine and the heart of patient care at St. Lawrence Health, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health. You make a positive difference every single day in the lives of our patients, their family members and visitors ' going above and beyond to meet their needs with courtesy, kindness, respect and compassion. STATUS: Per Diem LOCATION: Canton-Potsdam Hospital DEPARTMENT: ICU SCHEDULE: 12hr shifts, Variable PERKS: Competitive compensation Flexible scheduling Advancement opportunities Employee Referral Program ATTRIBUTES Diploma or Associate's Degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred. Registered Nurse license in New York State. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Required: Registered nurse with 2 years of medical-surgical nursing/charge nurse experience. Preferred: Register nurse with a minimum of 1-2 years of recent critical care/Intermediate Level of Care/charge nurse experience. Nationally Certified (ACCN). Required to obtain CCRN within two years of hire. RESPONSIBILITIES Performs a comprehensive patient assessment to identify patient and family needs. Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care involving the patient and the family. Performs and documents direct patient and family centered care and patient education according to nursing standards of practice. Be able to work in Intermediate Level of Care Area as directed. Identifies and responds to patient conditions to achieve positive patient outcomes. Respond to Full Trauma Activations in our Level III Trauma ED and assist with care per protocol. Float to Emergency Department and perform as directed Performs discharge planning to ensure safe and appropriate transition of care. Perform in the charge nurse role and to direct and delegate care provided by unlicensed team members. Provides world class customer service to patients and families. A Critical Care Nurse can perform the following functions in the absence of a physician: Administer 02 Start IV Administer drugs per ACLS protocol, CCU and hospital policy and procedure, excluding controlled substances. Perform procedures in accordance with ACLS protocols, i.e. CPR, defibrillation, cardioversion Use the temporary transcutaneous pacemaker. ---The RN may also assist the physician with the insertion and care of a pacemaker, central line as well as arterial line, and discontinuing catheters as ordered as well as: Operate EKG monitors at the central station and be able to distinguish rhythms and arrhythmias Administer and titrate IV medications as ordered to include Tridil, Nipride, Dobutrex, Dopamine, Lidocaine, Fentanyl, Pronestyl, Diprovan, Cardizem, Insulin, Levophed, Aggrastat, Amiodarone as well as other medication ordered such as Versed and Paralytic medications. Administer Thrombolytic agents under direct supervision of an MD Extubate patients when ordered Manage ventilated patients, ventilator settings as well as BIPAP and CPAP Obtain 12 -lead EKG Operate external as well as internal pacemaker as indicated Assist MD with all approved procedures that may include cardioversion, bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy, intubations, thoracentesis or paracentesis Complete iSTAT testing EDUCATION LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

Keywords: Rochester Regional Health, Albany , Registered Nurse - ICU - Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Healthcare , Hoosick Falls, New York

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