RN -ICU- Full Time, Days
Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.
 Louisville, KY

Baptist Health strives to cultivate a close-knit, positive and professional environment that encourages our employees to want to come to work every day.

When you choose Baptist, you have an opportunity to play a role in providing compassionate, quality care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and promotes joy throughout our communities.

Job Description:

Hours: 36

Shift: 1st

Status: Full Time

ICU

ICU is a critical care unit specializing in neurologic care. Staff on ICU will encounter stroke, post-op neurosurgery, ventricular drains, abdominal pressure monitoring, CRRT, hypothermia, etc. Care ranges from young adult through geriatric patient population.

Job Summary

Registered nurse implements the nursing process for each assigned to his/her care regardless of age (i.e. infancy to geriatric) and is responsible for the patient's care consistent with the Kentucky Nursing Laws and organizational policies and procedures. The registered nurse promotes positive patient outcomes and the delivery of quality patient care and initiates change through active involvement in the unit-based and hospital shared governance councils while contributing to a healthy professional practice environment.

National Professional Nursing Standards serve as guidelines for nurses as they utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills and exercise appropriate nursing judgment. The registered nurse collaborates with the inter-professional team to enhance patient outcomes. The registered nurse serves as a role model through actively participating in the process of continuous professional development and lifelong learning. Utilizes the Nursing Process as the framework for providing care.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a summary of the major functions of this position. Registered nurses may perform other duties, not specified in this document and specific functions may change as professional practice and standards evolve.

  • Performs assessment/reassessment
  • Develops plan of care utilizing appropriate evidence based standards of care.
  • Provides care consistent with policies, procedures, current evidence based professional standards of practice and Baptist Health Louisville's nursing mission, vision, values and model of care.
  • Evaluates patient response to treatment
  • Applies critical thinking, clinical reasoning, organizational and leadership skills.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience

  • Active Kentucky License
  • BSN is required; however, Associate degree nurses are welcome to apply and upon hire will be required to agree to enroll in a BSN program within one year and complete the degree within 5 years of hire.
  • BCLS Required within 90 days of employment.
  • ACLS will be required within six months for experienced staff nurses and within one year for new graduate nurses.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!

If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!

Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.