HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse ICU Nights in Walterboro, South Carolina

Colleton Medical Center is proud to be the leader of Healthcare Services to Colleton and Surrounding Counties. Our 135 bed facility is able to provide the most comprehensive care to improve the health of our community, and we have been serving the community for over half a century. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and offer a full-range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services.

Position Summary:Under general supervision the RN staff nurse provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies and procedures of Colleton Medical Center. In collaboration with the patient, the patients’ family and other members of the health care team, the clinical RN assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and coordinates treatment plans. The Critical Care Department RN manages adolescent, adult, geriatric critical care patients in accordance with established policy and procedure. • Use therapeutic communication in daily practice. • Maintain a safe and therapeutic Intensive Care environment. • Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of I ndividual ICU patients. • Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process. • Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care. • Promote an ICU environment that treats patients and families with dignity, respect and appreciation of their lifestyle, religion and culture. Maintain high quality, age specific care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients as assigned. • Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver. • Participate in Cardiovascular Department specific initiatives and process improvement. • Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistants, vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses, and / or nurse interns. Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization

Job may include direct supervision of students at the discretion of the area supervisor. Employee must have the same licensure or have completed the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline of the student. Direct supervision means the primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift.

Position Requirements:

Licensure/Certification/Registration:Current licensure in the State of South Carolina as a Registered Nurse, BLS – Healthcare provider, ACLS Provider, PALS required. Transfers and new hires have six (6) months from employment to obtain ACLS and PALS certification

A. Education:Graduate of a NLN accredited school of nursing with a minimum of an Associate’s Degree.

B. Experience:Experience in specialty area preferred. Performs in accordance with delineated job responsibilities and satisfactorily completes a yearly evaluation based on these responsibilities. Must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the needs of the patient/internal & external customer.

C. Special qualifications: Effective communication skills; both orally and written. Computer skills necessary. Ability to manage a team and work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Degree of Supervision Required:

Involves general guidance and direction by Supervisors and/ or Department Director. The employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures

Ages of Patients Served: This position requires competence in assessment, treatment, and/or care for the age groups indicated. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience. Birth – 1 Year Infant

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

Title: Registered Nurse ICU Nights

Location: South Carolina-Walterboro-Colleton Medical Center-Walterboro

Requisition ID: 00391-17144