RN ICU - Travel Nurse

Location
Hackensack New Jersey
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 20, 2021
Closes
Jan 28, 2021
Ref
454842
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We're looking for Intensive Care Unit RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Hackensack, NJ. The right nurse should have 1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.

As an ICU Travel Nurse, you'll be responsible for evaluating and monitoring patients in an Intensive Care Unit setting. ICU RNs provide the most direct care to patients in life-threatening situations, documenting and providing physician-directed care, assessing and implementing patient care plans, and delegating to other care providers as appropriate. As an ICU RN you will also be providing education and support to patient families, possibly for long-term care needs.

As an ICU Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:

  • Provide basic bedside care.
  • Prepare, administer and record prescribed medication, reporting any adverse reactions to treatment.
  • Order and evaluate diagnostic tests.
  • Take samples for lab work, order corresponding lab work and interpret reports.
  • Monitor and adjust specialized equipment, and interpret and record electronic displays.
  • Ensure proper placement and functioning of catheters, leads and tubing.
  • Communicate patients' conditions to family members.
ICU Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. RNs may face hazards from exposure to certain chemicals or infectious diseases and will treat patients that may be confused, agitated, and/or uncooperative.

active NJ or compact license required- Minimum 2+ years (recent) ICU. Must have experience with ET tubes, trachs, vents, titrating drips. BLS, ACLS. 13 week contract Additional preferred experience: Balloon pumps, ECMO, Hypothermia Float requirement is between ICU and S/D. Workers must be willing to float to other facilities within the same region (within a 30 min drive of the main facility). HUMC (May be asked to float to Palisades or any of the other associated facilities like Alfred N. Sanzari Medical Arts Building). RN must be willing and able to treat and manage patients on unit with a variety of conditions (including but not limited to flu, Covid, heart issues, lung issues,etc

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