Registered Nurse (RN ST)

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Nursing Service - NS-ID ICU
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 PM-7:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/9/2021
Description: This is a 14 bed Infectious Disease Intensive Care Unit that cares for critically ill, stepdown, and med-surg level of care adults, including those with COVID-19 infections. The majority of patients admitted to the IDICU are medical in nature and require utilization of specific isolation precautions. Patients in this unit frequently require ventilator support, cardiac monitoring, arterial lines, as well as other invasive monitoring.  The nurse will be required to exhibit critical thinking and decision-making skills as well as demonstrate accurate assessment and charting skills.  The nurse to patient ratio in this unit is 1:2 for ICU level of care patients, 1:3 for stepdown level of care, and 1:4 for med-surg patients, allowing the nurse to collaborate with other members of the health care team as well as the patient and family members for a coordinated plan of care. The nurse must be ACLS certified or willing to obtain certification which can be done through our Training and Development Center free of charge to employees. Orientation for new grads is a structured 12 week program with an experienced preceptor. This position is open to nurses with at least 1 year of Critical Care experience or graduates of a nursing program that includes a Critical Care rotation.

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