eICU Staff RN, Per Diem
Summary: The eICU (RN) is a member of a collaborative care team who is responsible for providing tele-nursing care to a diverse population of critically ill adults across multiple ICUs at various hospitals. Reports directly to the Clinical Director of eICU, collaborates with eICU Medical Director, Intensivists, staff RNs, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Promotes collaborative relationships and exhibits clear, concise communication with Critical Care Medical and Nursing staff via tele-monitoring. Demonstrates good judgment and problem solving skills; Exhibits communication skills; interpersonal and organizational skills; Maintains level of confidentiality; Meets performance criteria of Staff Nurse.
- Collects and analyzes patient and family data for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and management.
- Efficiently assembles a focused assessment of physiological, psychological and medical record data.
- Uses critical thinking skills in diagnosing clinical problems and in defining interventions.
- Re-evaluates prior diagnoses and care plans at appropriate intervals in accordance to expected individual patient outcomes.
- Prioritizes clinical problems accurately and in a timely manner.
- Uses VISICU’s clinical decision support tool, The Source, in determining evidence-based practices for clinical problems.
- Responds to routine, urgent and emergent patient problems appropriately by demonstrating effective decision-making. Provides follow-up to ensure problem resolution.
- Advocates needs and wishes of patients and family with regard to health care.
- Formulates and articulates succinct and comprehensive assessments of real or potential patient problems to the Intensivist.
- Solves clinical patient problems independently and in a timely manner; communicates unresolved problems to the Intensivist and takes over monitoring the Intensivist’s caseload until the situation is resolved.
- Prevents clinical problems from occurring by:
- Direct observation via teleconferencing
- Proactive surveillance of adverse physiological trends
- Assurance of appropriate ordered prophylactic strategies
- Medical chart review
- Appropriate reaction to alert(s)
- Participates in educational programs and mandatory trainings.
- Supports unit-based and system wide quality improvement initiatives.
- Reports all changes in patient status to appropriate interdisciplinary team member either verbally or in writing.
- Reports immediately to Operations Director and/or designee any deviation of normal operations.
- Reports immediately to Operations Director and/or designee situations that require attention.
- Reports all incidents and breaches in quality care to the Operations Director and/or designee.
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Current state licensure. Current American Heart Association Advanced Course in Life Support (ACLS) with course completion card available for review. Equivalent of 3 years full-time equivalent of critical care experience.