University of Utah Health Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical ICU (MICU) BSN Required in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Our Medical ICU (MICU) is where patients come to receive incredibly compassionate and exceptionally skilled care for a wide variety of medical conditions.

As our name suggests, we primarily care for critically ill patients who do not have a surgical condition. To that end, our team employs the skills, technical acumen and comprehensive clinical knowledge to care for patients with a diverse array of disease states and acuity levels.

We firmly believe that critical care is a team effort and we seek employees who are committed to the success of our team in providing the best possible care to our patients and families.

The MICU is overseen by two medical teams led by a Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist:

  • The House Staff team is also made up of a Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, Residents and Interns.

  • The Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) team is filled out by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Our team is trained to become part of the Hospital’s code team, which responds to any patient or visitor respiratory/cardiac arrest in the Hospital. We also have the opportunity to volunteer for the Hospital’s code bio team, which trains and drills to care for patients who might present with a highly infectious disease (like Ebola or SARS).

Bed Size: 25 beds

This position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

  • Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

  • Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.

  • Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient's record.

  • Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.

  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient's condition warrants.

  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians' orders.

  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended or alternative shifts.

  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.

  • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

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  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._**

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year of hire.

  • 1 year ICU expereience required

  • BSN required

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 32860

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Variable

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH IPC 24A MED ICU-CCU

Category Critical Care

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.