Job Description & Requirements
Intensive Care Nurse - ICU Nurse
In 2015, US News and World Report has ranked this 464 bed facility in the heart of Los Angeles as the #10 top ranking medical center! In 2013 was Voted America's Best Hospital for Patient Experience in 2012 by Women's Choice Awards! Even when we rank at the top of the industry we continue to make dramatic gains in a broad range of areas from treatment of hypertension and asthma to breast cancer screening - often reaching the top ten percent of all health care providers nationally. As one of the nations "Top Hospitals" with an "A" grade for Patient Safety, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals provide care to more than 25,000 patients admitted to our hospital and an additional 750,000 patients through our outpatient clinics.
Unit Details: This is the stepdown unit from the CSU-CVICU unit. We only hire critical care RN's for this unit as we will float you to ICU and CCU to care for patients within your scope of practice.
ICU Unit will float to ICSU, CSU, CCU (Critical Care Areas) and Tele
Patient Population (i.e Orthopedic, Urology, Mix, etc) Respiratory, Neuro, post surgery, ICU, and post CSU on vents.
Specific Procedures and Interventions Performed on Unit
Skills/Requirements/Certifications for Nurses
Nuerosurgical overflow, acute neuro, active GI bleeds, DKA on insulin drips, Surgical patients: craniotomy, thoracotomy, AAA, Renal Failure requiring CRRT or hemodialysis, CCU overflow.
Ventilator patient management, ABG's interpretation, pacemakers- permanent and temporary.
Monitor- Hewlett Packard. Vents- PB2000, Puritan Bennett 7200 and 840, Adult- Star Servo 300, BEAR 2 and Bird.