This job opportunity is for an RN - ICU
Full Time Nights
Potsdam, New York
**Critical Care, Emergency Dept., Obstetrics and Med/Surg RN's receive a sign-on bonus if hired for a full time night shift position and have at least (1) year prior full time verifiable experience in the applicable department.**
We are searching for a Registered Nurse to provide assessments, care planning and direct delivery of treatment utilizing professional nursing care processes in a patient and family centered manner in accordance with licensure and regulatory scope and standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
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.
Identifies and responds to patient conditions to achieve positive patient outcomes.
Performs discharge planning to ensure safe and appropriate transition of care.
Directs and delegates care provided by unlicensed team members.
Provides world class customer service to patients and families.
A certified nurse in CCU can perform the following functions in the absence of a physician:
2.) Start IV
3.)Administer drugs per ACLS protocol, CCU and hospital policy and procedure, excluding controlled substances.
4.)Perform procedures in accordance with ACLS protocols, i.e. CPR, defibrillation, cardioversion
5.)Use the temporary transcutaneous pacemaker.
The RN may also assist the physician with the insertion and care of a pacemaker as well as arterial line, including pulling back 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, Levophed, Aggrastat, Amiodarone as well as other medication ordered such as Versed
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 cardioverison, broncoscopy, pleural biopsy, intubations, thoracentesis or paracentesis
Complete iSTAT testing
ABOUT THE AREA:
Canton and Potsdam are small, rural, college communities 11 miles apart with two colleges in each village. The primary sources of income are higher education and dairy farming, giving the area a stable economy and attractive appearance. Located between the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondacks, the area offers something for every outdoor enthusiast from downhill and cross-country skiing, to hiking and mountain biking, to kayaking, camping, and swimming. Montreal and Ottawa are within easy driving distance.
The Village of Potsdam has a population of 10,000, rising to 18,000 when its two local colleges are in session. It is nestled in the St. Lawrence River Valley near the northern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Potsdam is known as a center for health care, education, and retail trade in Northern NY.
Driving Times (in hours)
Albany 4 Burlington 3 Lake Placid 1.5 Montreal 2 NYC 6.5 Ottawa 1.5 Syracuse 3
Education - Associates's Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred
License - Current NY nursing license
Certification - BLS, ACLS, PALS within 3 months of hire,
Experience - Critical Care experience preferred, At least 1 year of Med/Surg experience required