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Location: Gainesville, Georgia
Internal Number: R9877
Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.
The MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit) provides comprehensive care to medical patients requiring intense monitoring and nursing care. Each of the 16-beds has bedside monitors with central monitoring. Each monitor has electrocardiogram, NIBP, O2 saturation, and three pressure modules available with the capability of adding one additional pressure module, CO2 module or temperature module.
The scope of care includes the medical and nursing management of patients: (1) who experience the acute onset of any disease affecting any organ system, (2) who is at risk of developing life-threatening complications as a result of their acute disease state or injury, and (3) who suffer exacerbations of chronic disease states. Patient care in the MICU includes early detection and prevention of complications, management of complex physiological problems, patient/family education and family psychosocial support systems.
Patients who suffer from reversible disease and are admitted for aggressive medical treatment that cannot be provided elsewhere in the hospital. Some examples are patients with:
Therapies in the MICU may include peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, and conventional ventilation support. Monitoring includes central venous pressure, pulmonary artery, arterial line, electrocardiogram, pulse oximetry, and apnea monitoring.
Licensure or other certifications: Licensed to practice as an RN in Georgia.
Educational Requirements: Associate's Degree, ADN or Diploma required
Minimum Experience: At least 1 year of RN experience - Demonstrated competence in RN I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire
Preferred Licensure or other certifications: BSN
Preferred Educational Requirements:
Delivery of safe, effective, efficient care that meets population specific guidelines
Actively works to make own and related teams successful, effectively communicates with patients, families and colleagues at all levels, shows consideration and respect or others and fosters customer service
Effectively prioritizes, recognizes problems, and utilizes evidence based practice
Demonstrates personal mastery, leadership of self and others, as appropriate, delegates appropriately, and supports NGHS shared governance model
Basic computer skills necessary to operate computer systems used on unit
Demonstrates competence in RN I performance expectations in addition to:
Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance.
Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility
Leads interdisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum
Positively impacts the work environment by displaying respect for individuals and the organization
Exemplary Professional Practice
Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization's professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient and family
Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice within specialty area
Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological, ethical and spiritual issues within the episode of care
Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families
Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the healthcare team including physicians and advanced practice providers; incorporates Safety behavior and error prevention tools
Incorporates Sister Simone Roach's 7 Cs of Caring: Ctheory by incorporating the seven Cs of Caring: Compassion, Competence, Confidence, Conscience, Commitment, Comportment, Creativity into daily work and practice
New Knowledge, Innovation & Improvement
Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice
Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management.
Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice
Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
Serves as a resource for students
Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, diversity, equity, and inclusion, lateral violence, and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships
Demonstrating deep interdependence by valuing team member contributions, talents, and skills
Models safe work hours, time management, efficiency, and stewardship
Supports unit-based shared governance activities while on duty
Actively participates in unit-based selfcare activities.
Continually evaluate work processes with the goal of improvement, to achieve our strategic initiatives
Achieves and maintains de-escalation training certification as appropriate for work unit
Supports in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice
Supports unit-based activities aimed at the ownership improving the patient's experience, employee engagement, and/or nurse sensitive indicators on the unit with a focus on improvement
Weight Lifted: Up to 100 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
Vision: Moderate, Frequently 31-65% of time
Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65% of time
Standing/Walking: Frequently 31-65% of time
Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65% of time
Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65% of time
Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Keyboarding
Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.
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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
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