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Job ID: 179
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2021
The patient population and cases in the Medical ICU are various and include ARDs, septic shock, liver failure, multiple organ failure, respiratory failure, gastrointestinal bleeds, oncology patients requiring a higher level of care, renal failure, sickle cell crises, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Our tasks include assisting with intubations, bedside procedures, titrating multiple drips, comfort care measures, transfers to off-unit procedures/tests, life support measures (including ECMO), and working with various specialty consults.
In addition to the bedside care we provide, we also work diligently as a team to brainstorm new ideas for delivering the highest quality and safest care. Our unit-based council earned the Heart of Nursing award January 2018 for setting an excellent example of unit-based shared governance. The Medical ICU team strives to create a culture where we hold each other accountable with respect and professionalism.
Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, which is distinguished throughout the Southeastern United States for its excellent patient care and medical expertise. CMC serves as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma center, is Magnet-designated, and also an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. We also serve as one of North Carolina’s five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals, providing residency training for more than 200 physicians in 15 specialties and serve as a satellite for the medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Job SummaryProvides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with policies and procedures under the supervision of the supervisor and manager. Assists in maintaining a safe work environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the age, culture, developmental stages, and special needs of the patients served.
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required. Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the department leader.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing required; BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to American Heart Association. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the department manager.
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