Come join our team!!! PPDG is currently seeking a Clinical Nurse-Intensive Care Unit with 2 years of recent experience working at Kessler Air Force Base . Provide Intensive Care Unit nursing care for patients coming to the 81 MDG Critical Care Department.
TYPE OF WORK:
• Assess, plan, and evaluate nursing care for a wide variety of patients, to include newborns, children, adolescents, adults, elderly, and 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. Implement the Nursing process (assessment, planning, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation) to include holistic approach.
• Possess 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’ conditions including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow-up care. Possess knowledge of critical care medications usage and administration. Possess knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in treatment of critically ill patients, the desired effects, side effects, complications and usual dosage of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Assume full responsibility for assigned patients and ancillary personnel. Delegate tasks, direct critical care and specialty technicians, and provide counseling, guidance, and patient education.
• Recognize medical emergencies and respond appropriately. Be able to initiate life saving measures in the absence of a physician. Initiate Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), if required. Assist medical team in administering advanced cardiac life support measures, when necessary.
• Assist with orientation and training of newly assigned and inexperienced personnel.
• Participate in in-service and continuing education programs.
• Establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships with co- workers, families, peers, and other health team members.
• Become oriented/trained on the use of all MTF equipment available for patient care.
• Possess excellent oral communication skills.
• Be productive and perform with minimal supervisory direction.
Shall be a graduate from an Associate's Degree in Nursing or have graduated from an accredited nursing program recognized by the national nursing accreditation agencies of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League of Nursing (NLN), as delineated by Headquarters United States Air Force Surgeon General. Or Baccalaureate Degree (BS/BSN) from an accredited college or university is strongly desired.
• A minimum of two years’ experience as an ICU nurse. Two years of full-time ICU experience must have occurred within the last 48 months.
• Maintain an active, valid, current and unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice nursing as a registered nurse in any US state jurisdiction.
• Possess and maintains current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).