Charge Nurse - Registered Nurse - RN - ICU

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Charge Nurse

Registered Nurse - ICU

Full Time Nights


Meets job accountability standards for specific area.  Is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the ICU/Step-Down Department.  Demonstrates leadership qualities.  Serves as an expert clinical role model for other personnel within the department and throughout the hospital.  Shows initiative.  Actively participates in hospital activities aimed at achieving the mission of PVMC and improving the image of PVMC and the image of Nursing.  Shares information with the staff in the ICU/Step-Down Department with good interpersonal skills.  Strives to achieve growth in management, leadership, and nursing knowledge and skills.  Performs all other duties as assigned.
Core competencies:  Medication Administration, Restraint Use, General Assessment, Pain Management, Falls, Blood Administration, Emergent Blood Administration, Age Specific, Compliance and computerized annual required education (Healthstream); additional competencies as defined by Department Director.

Education:  Current active Colorado RN license required; TNCC or TCAR and ACLS required within 6 months of employment.  CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. NIHSS required within 3 months of employment.  PALS and CCRN encouraged.
Experience:  3 years Critical Care experience and 1 year management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:  Is competent in beginning management skills.  Possesses excellent clinical skills which utilize current and up-to-date knowledge in the implementation of these.  Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.   This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including adolescent, and geriatric.  Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process.  The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient. 
Organization: Platte Valley Medical Center, Brighton, CO
Primary Location: CO-Brighton
Department: PVMC-ICU CCU
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Night Shift
FTE: 0.9
Job Number: 18001115
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