Critical Care Float RN

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro, VT
POSITION SUMMARY The RN Critical Care Float provides direct care as well as clinical support to nursing staff in all Departments at BMH that provide Critical Care services. This includes the Emergency Department, Progressive Care Unit and Post anesthesia Care Unit. With guidance from the Clinical Nurse Administrator, assignments will be coordinated according to census, acuity and arising patient care needs. The Registered Nurse is responsible for assisting the health status of individuals and groups, establishing nursing diagnoses, identifying and planning goals to meet health care needs, prescribing nursing interventions, implementation the plan of care and evaluating and documenting responses in interventions. The Registered Nurse delegates those interventions which may be performed by others, assists in maintaining a safe environment for the rendering of effective nursing care, provides education to patients, families and health professionals and collaborates with other health professionals in the planning and management of health care. QUALIFICATION EDUCATION: Graduate of accredited RN program. BSN preferred. EXPERIENCE/SKILL SETS: Preferred: Computer skills, EMS experience, and recent ED/Critical Care experience. Required: Venipuncture proficiency & 2 years recent Med/Surg experience. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION(S): Required prior to hire: Registered Nurse currently licensed by the State of Vermont BLS Healthcare Provider status ACLS, CCRN, CEN, TNCC preferred ENPC or PALS preferred ASPAN Certification preferred NRP or STABLE preferred Post-hire requirements: ACLS PALS or ENPC NRP or STABLE BMH Moderate Sedation certification BMH IV certification