RN-72 Hour, Critical Care Unit
Full-time, 72 hours per pay period, Days
Job Objectives: Assumes direct responsibility and accountability for, and authority of, the nursing care of all patients assigned.
Education/Knowledge/Skills: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have knowledge of:
- Etiology, pathophysiology and prognosis for illnesses and health problems;
- The nursing process;
- The management process;
- Current developments in nursing;
- Hospital functions, policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to nursing service.
For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential. Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.
Experience: Previous experience in department specialty preferred. One year of strong critical care/ED experience required or two years of stron Med Surg experience.
Licensure/Certifications: Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, or have a temporary permit to practice. Must be currently certified (or scheduled for certification or recertification training according to department guidelines) in the life support program(s) specific to unit(s) worked (CPR, ACLS, NALS).