Job Description & Requirements
Intensive Care Nurse - ICU Nurse - Travel - (ICU RN)
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit 8--Bed Intensive Care Unit
Neurosciences intensive care provides support for the neuro-surgical patient population. Patients in this setting require frequent neurological assessments and collaborative evaluations to manage intermediate care status. The population will include but is not limited to:
• Acute Stroke management (ischemic, hemorrhagic, SAH, etc.)
• Post Neuro-surgical and endovascular management (craniotomy, aneurysm clipping/coiling, complex neuro-spine)
• Seizure management (epilepsy, post-ictal and pseudo-seizures)
• Critically ill neuro patient population that may progress to multi-system organ failure.
NSICU must demonstrate expertise in advanced hemodynamic monitoring, ICP monitoring, and ventilator management. Nursing staff analyze all hemodynamics and respiratory care practitioners assist with mechanical ventilator management. BLS is required upon hire and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is preferred. NIHSS (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale) certification is required to be renewed annually.
Skills that will be utilized are NIHSS, lumbar, ventriculostomy and ICP management. Management of arterial line, central line, various cranial drains, and mechanical ventilation management are also essential nursing skills. Various intravenous drips concurrent with the ICU setting including pain, sedation, vasopressors etc… Temperature management with hypo and hyperthermia protocols and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) are also essential in care for the critically ill.
• RN ratio for Intensive Care beds 1:2
• Nursing assistant ratio for Intensive Care beds 1:12
About the Facility
As the flagship hospital of eastern North Carolina’s premier healthcare system, this facility offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care and houses the region's only Level I trauma center. Serving as the teaching hospital for a major university’s school of medicine, this 861-bed hospital has received accreditation from The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and certification as a Primary Stroke Center, as well as the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus award from the American Stroke Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for Organ Donation.
Called the "health, entertainment, and educational hub" of North Carolina's Tidewater and Coastal Plain, Greenville, a city of approximately 90,000, has also been named one of America’s "100 Best Communities for Young People," has ranked in the U.S. top ten "Best Small Places For Business And Careers" by Forbes, and has been designated North Carolina’s "Sportstown USA" by Sports Illustrated.
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:
Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
Medical plans with dental and vision
Complimentary, high-quality private housing
401(k) and flex spending options
Accident and short-term disability coverage
Free continuing education (CE) courses
Guaranteed pay program
Tuition discount program
About the Company
Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.