Provides direct patient care including treatments, activities,
nourishment, drugs, and parenteral therapy in a safe and competent
manner to the critical care patient. Carries out physician orders
to insure patient care is complete. Abides by policy and procedure
of hospital and established routines to assure quality care is
provided. Gives patient assignments and supervises care of others
when in charge.
Completion of a college or hospital based school of nursing as
evidenced by licensure in the State of Texas by BNE or compact
Orientation and training will be provided that is specific to
ICU until able to function independently and demonstrates
proficiency in basic skills.
Current Texas Licensure to practice professional nursing.
Current BCLS certification or obtained during the first week of
ACLS within first year in ICU.
Knowledgeable in basic nursing skills.
Proficient in drug types, interactions and reference
Knowledgeable to give medications and perform duties of a
Specific knowledge of medical terminology to be able to
understand carry out physician orders.
Specific knowledge of the basic principles of the nursing field
and their applications to be able to understand and carry out the
duties of a staff nurse.
General knowledge of arithmetic, spelling, and grammar to be
able to do drug calculations and properly document patient
Specific knowledge of nursing principles and patient care
procedures in order to communicate properly with patients, staff,
General knowledge assure physician orders are carried out