RN - Critical Care - Full time Days

Gig Harbor, WA
ICU / CCU, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Critical Care Unit at St. Anthony Hospital has 16 mixed ICU and PCU private patient rooms.  All rooms are equipped with ceiling lifts, supply cabinets as well as couches and privacy curtains for the comfort of family who wish to stay close.  Every room is fully plumed to handle dialysis patients.  Computers are also located in each patient room to facilitate bedside documentation and medication verification.  We utilize Epic as our electronic health record.

Our patient population includes GI bleeds, DKA, acute renal failure, acute stroke, MI, and sepsis to name a few.  Our PCU patients and stable ICU patients are cared for by our FIT (Franciscan Inpatient Team) providers and our ICU patients are cared for by our Pulmonary Intensivists.  We also have the support of our Virtual ICU 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

We support a culture of collaboration and team work to help each other grow.  We practice multidisciplinary care with a care meeting each morning and daily rounding on patients by the FIT providers and Nurses.

St. Anthony Hospital enjoys the benefits of being part of the CHI Franciscan family of hospitals and other health care services providing care to our communities throughout the beautiful South Puget Sound Region of Western Washington.  Recreational opportunities abound here - we offer water sports, skiing, hiking, shopping, fine dining, theater and an overall excellent quality of life.


The management structure of the unit consists of an experienced Clinical Manager and a Clinical Coordinator who work together to oversee the unit.  The Charge Nurses provide clinical support for the staff, participate in rapid responses and are Code leaders for the hospital.  They also help to maintain the flow of the unit.  The staff is comprised of RNs and Care Assistants with support services provided by Respiratory Care, Pharmacists, PT/OT and a Dietician.  RN assignments are determined by patient census and acuity and our normal RN ratios are 3:1 for PCU patients and 2:1 or 1:1 for ICU patients with CNA support.


All RN's complete a centralized hospital and nursing orientation in addition to a unit-based orientation which is structured to fit the needs of the RN's individual level of experience.  In additional to a clinical, preceptor-based bedside orientation, RNs attend didactic classes that are specific to their unit.

Job Requirements:

• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred

• Previous PCU/ICU or Medical/Surgical experience is required 

•  Current RN license from the Washington State Board of Nursing

• Current Healthcare BLS Certification

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) must be obtained within 6 months of hire

• CRN/CCRN preferred