RN Pulmonary ICU Wknd

Requisition ID
2021-162754
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Pulmonary ICU
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Weekend
Standard Hours
7pm - 7am
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

Overview

Incentives offered for full time employees:
Sign on bonus eligible (between $15,000 - $30,000 depending on years of experience).
And we are offering relocation assistance of $5,000

CHI St. Vincent, a regional health network serving Arkansas, is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4,500 coworkers, 1,000 medical staff, and 500 volunteers, we consistently receive praise for care advancements.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Critical Care nursing can be one of the most challenging areas for a RN. Your patients are critically ill or unstable following life threatening diseases. It’s your job to provide the highest degree of quality care while working under pressure. You wear many hats daily from patient advocate to family advisor and, in some cases, even friend. We understand that.

 

What patients require Pulmonary Critical Care services?

 

Patients who need respiratory care often have a conditions, such as:
• Acute or chronic respiratory failure
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Chronic bronchitis
• Cystic fibrosis
• Post intensive care syndrome (PICS)
• Pneumonia
• COVID-19

 

A pulmonary critical care nurse promotes pulmonary health and care for the comfort and well-being of patients. You will be responsible for delivering the highest quality of patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physicians. This will involve utilizing your knowledge and skill set to educate patients and their families.

 

Additional responsibilities for this nursing role include:
• Management of vented and non-mechanical ventilated patients
• Monitoring and titrating of vasoactive drips
• Monitoring and titrating of neuromuscular blockades
• Care of patients on a specific prone positioning schedule
• Administering patient’s medications and providing treatments
• Collaboration with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
• Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment of care for patients and their families
• Optional competencies offered: CRRT, EVD, and Chemo certification

Qualifications

• Current RN license that allows you to practice in our state
• Graduate of an accredited nursing program
• Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred
• Basic Life Support (BLS) required
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required
• Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred
• Additional certification or licensure may be required for specialty areas

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