Provides total, direct nursing care to patients requiring advanced, skilled or complex care. Completes specific critical care competencies as identified by supervisor.
Sets up, monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients such as cardiac monitors, infusion pumps, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) machines, oxygen delivery devices, mechanical ventilators and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP).
Analyzes, interprets and records electronic displays, such as intracranial pressures, central venous pressures, pulmonary artery pressures, and cardiac rhythms from cardiac monitors, respirators, ventilators, etc.
Assists clinicians with procedures such as Central line insertions, bronchoscopy, endoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and elective cardioversion.
Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol and initiates ACLS protocols. Monitors patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.
Prioritizes nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs and plan of care.
Represents unit or department on committees, special interest groups, and task forces.