RN - Trauma Neuro ICU
Sutter Health
 Sacramento, CA

The Registered Nurse role focuses primarily on the clinical direction and coordination of a patient-care team in collaboration with the medical staff to provide a full range of patient services. The Registered Nurse will function within the full scope of licensure to provide patient care; assess patient and family needs; implementation of the plan of care; and, review and evaluate the effectiveness. The Registered Nurse also provides care based on the age-related needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient with consideration of their developmental/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, education needs, communication style and level of understanding.


  • Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program and has successfully passed RN examination.
  • Current California RN license.


  • Minimum of six (6) months area specific acute care experience within the last two (2) years – REQUIRED.


  • Knowledge of nursing process in assessment of physical and psychosocial, psychological needs of patients.
  • Aware of adult learning principles in providing teaching of patients and families.
  • Current Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) recognition (American Heart Association or Greater Sacramento Region)

Special Skills/Equipment

  • Satisfactory completion of IV and medication exam.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally handle public contact, confidential information and maintain effective workflow systems; able to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of computer equipment and software programs.
  • Possess ability to read, speak and write English legibly, spell correctly, and perform basic mathematics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary.

Trauma Neuro ICU department specific requirements:

  • New employees without previous critical care experience; Successful completion of ECCO (Electronic Critical Care Orientation) course or equivalent within three (3) months of hire.

Successful completion of:

  • ACLS within six (6) months of start date and must maintain recognition.
  • Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum (TNCC) required within one (1) year of hire and maintain verification.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) recognition within six (6) months of start date and must maintain recognition.