PA - Registered Nurse - ICU/PCU (Days) - Mount Nittany Health
184408 State College, PA Days 7a - 7p 3 12 Hour Shifts EOW, EOH
*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
Responsible to the Unit Director/Manager/designee for overall nursing practice. Provides professional nursing care to treat human responses to life-threatening problems, based on the American Association of Critical Care Nursing (AACN) Standards. This includes the responsibility for assessment of the patients needs, development of a plan of care, implementation of nursing measures and evaluation of the effectiveness of the nursing care and other treatments to protect, maintain, and restore health for the pediatric through geriatric age population. The Critical Care nurse recognizes cardiac arrhythmias and life-threatening emergency situations and takes appropriate action. Education: 1) Completion of an accredited registered nurse program required; BSN preferred.2) Proof of successful completion of a course in ECG. Experience: 1) Previous RN experience preferred. 2) Charge qualified preferred. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 1) Effectively functions as a team member and as a liaison between patient and staff.2) Supports and encourages harmonious communication skills.3) Job requires strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills.4) Communicates in highly professional manner at all times.5) Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times. License/Certification/Registration: 1) Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.2) Meets the American Heart Associations standards for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and renews BLS every two years.3) Within four months from the hire/transfer date, meets the American Heart Associations standards for Healthcare Provider Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and renews ACLS every two years.4) Within four months from the hire/transfer date, obtains National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification.