This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 11/30/2020, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st AND 15th of each month, referrals will be contingent on the availability of vacant positions). Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals OR as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Position updated to reflect 2 tours of duty The ICU Nurse is responsible and accountable for the management of population groups or programs within the Intensive Care or Medical Center to optimize patient care, patient safety and operational efficiency. He/she possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients. He/she is responsible for collaboration with administrative and clinical staff in actively managing and planning for actual and potential needs of patient population groups. The incumbent is responsible for development of strategies to actively manage patient care and follow up if necessary. He/she will lead and organize delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice , including access to care and discharge planning. He/she will effectively communicate to the Nurse Manager and/or Associate Nurse Executive any situation requiring implementation of Service action plans for patient and program needs. He/she will collect and analyze data related to patient population, report findings and make recommendations for improvement. The RN is also responsible and accountable for maintaining training required, attend/complete and mandatory review programs, and take responsibility for attending in-service and continuing education activities with continuous progression in knowledge and skills in critical care practice. NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Work Schedule: 7:30-20:00 or 1930 -0800 Rotating Weekends (Tour of duty subject to change based on agency needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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