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Intensive Care Registered Nurse (ICU RN) - Government Contract

Company: Valor Healthcare Inc.
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Core Responsibilities: Practices general hospital safety, infection control, aseptic and sterile techniques for safe handling of sharps, electrical equipment, and blood or blood products, to include cleaning of work areas and equipment. Participates in patient assessment, procedure set-up, teardown, and clean-up while incorporating safety, quality, and values aligned with trusted care and patient centered principles. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for all patients including newborns, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly; disabled to include visually and hearing impaired; and individuals of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds to include those who do not speak or understand English. Possesses/maintains proper certification and skills to perform required duties within regulatory compliance and with minimal oversight. Completes applicable documentation to include manual and computer methods. Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use to include knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care. Including knowledge of emergency medication usage and administration. Assumes full responsibility of healthcare for assigned patients and ancillary personnel. Delegates tasks, directs technicians, specialty technicians, and provides counseling, guidance, and patient education. Recognizes medical emergencies and responds appropriately. Initiates Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) if required. Assists medical team in administering advanced cardiac life support measures when necessary. Establishes and maintains good interpersonal relationships with co-workers, families, peers, and other health team members. Will be oriented/trained on the use of all equipment available for patient care. Excellent oral communication skills. Ensures all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensure preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed. Ensures a safe work environment and employee safe work habits. Mixes and administers prescribed medications orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously, intravenously, topically, etc., and knows contraindications of which medications may alter the effects of another medication if administered concurrently prior to the administration of said medication. Will comply with the wear, use, and maintenance of all required personal protective equipment (to include, but not limited to respiratory protection) as required to perform normal duties, as identified by Bioenvironmental Engineering occupational health surveillance. Performs all other duties as assigned. Maintains regular and punctual attendance.Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Completion of an accredited Associates degree in registered nursing or a Bachelors Degree in registered nursing. Experience: A minimum of 1-2 years experience as a clinical nurse, in the assigned specialty (ER, ICU, PCU, Med/Surge) License: Current license to practice medicine in any state, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia). Cardiac Certifications: Must have the following hands-on certification through the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) U.S. Citizenship: Shall be a U.S. citizen.by Jobble

Keywords: Valor Healthcare Inc., Houston , Intensive Care Registered Nurse (ICU RN) - Government Contract, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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