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Medical Surgical ICU RNPosition Overview

As a Medical Surgical ICU RN, you will play a critical role in providing high-quality care to patients in the intensive care unit. You’ll work closely with a multidisciplinary team to assess, monitor, and manage patients with complex medical conditions. Your expertise in critical care nursing will be essential in ensuring positive patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough assessments of patients upon admission and throughout their stay in the ICU.
  • Monitor vital signs, oxygen saturation, cardiac rhythms, and other relevant parameters.
  • Recognize and respond promptly to changes in patient condition.

Treatment and Medication Administration:

  • Administer medications, intravenous fluids, and blood products as prescribed by physicians.
  • Manage pain control and provide comfort measures.
  • Assist with procedures such as intubation, central line placement, and chest tube insertion.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and their families, providing education and emotional support.

Documentation and Record Keeping:

  • Maintain accurate and detailed electronic health records (EHR).
  • Document assessments, interventions, and patient responses.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving:

  • Analyze complex patient situations and make informed decisions.
  • Anticipate potential complications and take preventive measures.

Quality Improvement and Safety:

  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Adhere to infection control protocols and safety guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Education and Licensure:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited program.

Current California RN license.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in critical care or medical-surgical nursing.
  • ICU experience preferred.

Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Skills:

  • Strong assessment skills and ability to prioritize care.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Proficiency in using electronic health record systems.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $160,000 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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