CCU/ICU

Critical Care Nurses (CCU/ICU)

Locations

(Springfield MO, Branson MO, St Louis MO)

Critical Care Nurses (CCU/ICU) provide care to acutely and critically ill patients, in a highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment. These patients are facing life-threatening problems with varying needs, which require extensive medication protocols and therapies. Critical Care Nurses face the additional responsibility for the emotional and psychosocial health of the patient, family and significant others.

As a CCU/ICU Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for the assessing, planning, delivery and evaluating each level of nursing care provided to patients throughout their stay. You will also actively plan for the management of patient outcomes across the continuum of care. This will require that you work in close cooperation with specialists in a variety of disciplines.

Your specific duties as a Registered Nurse position will include (but not limited to):

  • Conducting comprehensive patient assessments
  • Providing care for patients and management of their conditions, particularly with regard to vital signs and lab work
  • Collaborating with Physicians and various disciplines within the hospital in order to manage patient care
  • Assisting the medical staff with in-house surgical procedures
  • Interacting and communicating with patient family members

Applicants must be highly detail-oriented and goal-oriented with superior analytic, critical-thinking and time-management skills, with the ability to accurately assess patient conditions and to react quickly in emergency situations. You must also have a positive and empathetic personality with the ability to work effectively with others as part of a multidisciplinary team in a high-stress environment. It is also vital that you have excellent communication skills and that you consistently display a professional attitude.

Requirements:

  • CCU &/or ICU experience required
  • Hospital experience necessary
  • ACLS certification is required
  • Current RN license