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Registered Nurse (Casual) - Medical ICU

Description

Registered Nurse (Casual)

Medical ICU

Per diem, varied shifts

Union position: SEIU

Posted: 01/22/2021

 

*Set pay rate for this position is $30.00/hour*

 
The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at UPMC Altoona is a 14-bed critical care unit that serves adult patients from Blair county and the surrounding communities. The MICU team cares for a wide variety of patients requiring advanced care and close monitoring. Our nurses are specially trained to care for critically ill patients, and require certifications in BLS, ALS, and Stroke assessment through the National Institute of Health. Advanced skills include hemodynamic monitoring, iv insertion, and assisting with bedside procedures or interventions including insertion of endotracheal tubes, chest tubes, central lines, proning therapy, and induced hypothermia.

 

The MICU is the unit of choice for multiple invasive interventions including Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP), Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), Catheter Assisted Thrombosis (EKOS), and post cardiac arrest Targeted Temperature Management (TTM). Nurses collaborate with other members of the healthcare team, patients, and families to provide competent evidence-based care to patients throughout the continuum of care. Critical care nurses have a passion for learning, the ability to critically think, independent judgement, fluent communication, an empathetic ear, and a candid partnership to achieve desired patient outcomes.

 

What makes Medical ICU a special place to work?  The amazing team of nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists working closely to provide exceptional care to patients in our community!

 

As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students. 


Responsibilities:

 

  • Document/records appropriate information required in performance of responsibilities in relation to the job description.
  • General nursing ability.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year experience.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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