Provides advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
- Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing, or a diploma in nursing.
Minimum Work Experience
- At least 2 years’ experience in acute care environment.
- Ability to create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patient and family.
- Ability to collaborate with the healthcare team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.
- Strong skills to manage, coordinate, and evaluate the care and education of the patient and family along the healthcare process.
- Ability to manage patients who need to be closely monitored.
- Trained to adhere to medications or therapies with complex protocols.
- Expertise in handling sophisticated medical equipment.
- Performs emergency medical procedures, such as Basic cardiac life support (BLS), Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), Pediatric Acute Life Support (PALS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
- Documents data related to patients’ care, including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes.
- Manages patients’ pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic
- interventions, monitoring patients’ responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
- Administers blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions.
- Assesses urgent and emergent health conditions using both physiologically and technologically derived data.
- Orders, performs, or interprets the results of diagnostic tests and screening procedures based on assessment results, differential diagnoses, and knowledge about age, gender, and health status of clients.
- Interprets information obtained from electrocardiograms (EKGs) or radiographs (X rays).
- Sets up, operates, or monitors invasive equipment and devices such as colostomy or tracheotomy equipment, mechanical ventilators, catheters, gastrointestinal tubes, and central lines.
- Diagnoses acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability.
- Discusses illnesses and treatments with patients and family members.
- Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization
- Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention
- Maintains facility standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience
- Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice
- Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
- Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities
- Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards
- Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information
- Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization
- Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies
- Exposure to infectious diseases.
- Exposure to occupational dangers like accidental needle pricks, radiation, and electric shocks.
- Ability to withstand physical and emotional stress.
- Required to work weekends and minor/major holidays.
- On-call duty may be required (availability to work on short notice).