RN - Registered Nurse - Medical ICU

Company: OU Medical Center

General Information
US-OK-Oklahoma City
Not Specified
At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description RN - Registered Nurse
Medical ICU
Experience Preferred

General Description:
Under general supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.
Essential Function/Duties:
  • Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients. 
  • Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patients.  
  • Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment.  
  • Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary.  
  • Administers medication as prescribed. 
  • Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products. 
  • Delivers patient care competently.  
  • Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge. 
  • Informs patient and family of hospital procedures.  
  • Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel.  
  • Delegates tasks to support staff. 

    Job RequirementsMinimum Qualifications:
    *Education:    Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
    *Licensure:     Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty.  Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment.
    ***Preference will be given to applicants with one (1) year of acute care RN experience.***

    Physical Requirements (with or without accommodations):
    • Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment.  
    • Must be able to stand and/or  to walk for long periods at a time. 
    • May be required to perform repetitive tasks and motions. 
    • Requires sufficient visual acuity to read charts and equipment displays.  
    • Requires ability to hear alarms, telephones and normal speaking voice. 
    • Good mental and physical health to work for long periods of time in a highly stressful atmosphere is required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures.  
    • Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and evaluate nursing services and apply nursing techniques. 
    • Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees.  
    • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Ability to respond effectively to cultural and language needs of patients and visitors. 
    • Some computer skills.