Registered Nurse - ICU

CA-ON-Kitchener
8 months ago
Job ID
2017-1041
Job Type
Casual
Program
Critical Care
Career Level
Experienced

Job Description

Delivers highly skilled intensive nursing care within a family centred, team environment. Ongoing certification and involvement in educational events/conferences, unit activities to develop and maintain/advance critical care skills. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.   
Grand River Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.

 

•    Current Certificate of Competence from College of Nurses of Ontario – required
•    2 years recent experience in Intensive Care nursing
•    Successful completion of Basic  and Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation and 12 lead ECG, and ACLS certification   courses
•    Competency skills: venipuncture, IV initiation, administration of medications below the drip chamber, BG testing
•    Experience in the management of patients requiring the following:  epidural and intrapleural catheter, chest tube, arterial line, central line(including hemodialysis line) pulmonary artery catheter, mechanical ventilation, pain and sedation assessment and intervention
•    Theoretical preparation/and or willingness to prepare for
    certification in:
    •    Defibrillation
    •    External pacemakers
    •    Adjustments to TTP's
    •    Utilization of medical directives for the administration of life saving drugs and IV initiation
•    Competency in assessment and interventions for various patient populations ranging from neonatal through to the geriatric patient
•    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with patients, families and other members of the multidisciplinary team
•    Participation in on-going education related to professional practice
•    Critical Care Certificate, Critical Care National Certificate preferred
•    Good attendance record

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