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Registered Nurse-Surgical and Trauma ICU

Loudoun Hospital 624502 Part Time 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA, 20176, US
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Job Description

The ICU nurse needs to have a well-rounded knowledge base in all systems; cardiac, trauma, surgical, neuro, respiratory, GI, infectious disease.  And a well-rounded knowledge of basic ICU equipment; cardiac monitoring and 12 ECG interpretation, hemodynamic monitoring (invasive and non-invasive), CRRT, Balloon pumps, A-lines, Central lines, intra-abdominal pressures, titrating multiple IV drips

Job Responsibilities
Part Time 
  • Performs comprehensive assessments by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting, data sets and synthesizing their interrelationships.
  • Formulates individualized plans of care based on assessment findings and interpreting trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
  • Supports and empowers patients/families as they progress through the healthcare continuum from health promotion to end of life decisions.
  • Advocates for patients' rights from the patient/family perspective and provides counsel while acting as a resource to resolve issues.
  • Anticipates ethical, spiritual and cultural needs while intervening to maximize patient outcomes. Coordinates healthcare and alternate services for patient/family transition planning.
  • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data and intuition while promoting the development of clinical decision making of all team members.
  • Documents all patient care activities, as per documentation standards, and assists healthcare team members with documentation.
  • Evaluates the outcomes of documentation and contributes to performance improvement initiatives related to documentation.
  • Provides validation of clinical decisions for other staff members and seeks validation from others for complex patients or unfamiliar situations.
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team and leads other disciplines to meet desired outcomes. Mentors staff in understanding and advocating for the importance of utilizing evidence based care initiatives in nursing practice.
  • Evaluates the process to achieve outcomes, anticipates patient variances and makes revisions to plans of care.
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others.
  • Has respect for and an understanding of other clinical disciplines.
  • Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among healthcare team members, patients and families.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team and incorporates their expertise to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • Keeps informed of unit initiatives and incorporates outcomes of team/committee work into practice.
  • Delegates patient care activities and coordinates unit activities.
  • Assists staff to assess patients' learning needs and outcomes measurement of patient education.
  • Accesses resources from all disciplines to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to give 100 percent and assist others voluntarily.
  • Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrates role model and leadership behaviors consistently.
  • Acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to healthcare team members.
  • Identifies own learning needs and develops professional goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
  • Reviews self-development plan and professional goals.
  • Seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
  • Demonstrates evidence of self-development by obtaining a minimum of six formal contact hours.
  • Maintains own Team Member Continuing Education Record.
  • Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice while serving as a resource, preceptor and mentor.
  • Conducts all patient care in a patient and family centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum of care to include patient and family education.
  • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data and intuition.
  • Promotes clinical decision making development in all team members.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines and pathways for care delivery.
  • Ensures that the process for delivery of care is synthesized from direct patient/family communication, technology and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality through relationships and access based knowledge.


Additional Requirements

Able to work autonomously. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Good assessment and independent thinking skills.