About the Role
Job Types: Travel
No. of Job Availability: 5
Specialty: Acute Care
Job Availability to the following city/states: Waterloo, IA; Kingsport, TN
Salary per week depends on state offer: $2,315.37/wk
The Acute Care Nurse provides advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions including pre- and post-operative patients or performs advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Diagnoses acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability.
Performs emergency medical procedures such as basic cardiac life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and documents data related to patients care.
Administers blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions and manages patients pain relief and sedation, monitoring patients responses and changing care plans accordingly.
Assesses urgent and emergent health conditions and interprets the results of diagnostic tests and screening procedures based on assessment results.
Interprets information obtained from electrocardiograms (EKGs) or radiographs (X rays) and sets up, operates, and/or monitors invasive equipment and devices.
Ability to create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patients and families.
Ability to collaborate with the healthcare team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.
Trained to adhere to medications or therapies with complex protocols.
Expertise in handling sophisticated medical equipment.
Flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays and on-call duty.
Education and Experience:
Registered nurse (RN) with appropriate state license or compact licensure with multistate privileges.
Must possess a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Completion of an accredited Associates or Bachelors degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing.
Certification by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
At least two years of experience in an acute care environment.
May be exposed to infectious diseases and occupational dangers like accidental needle pricks, radiation, and electric shocks.
Must be able to withstand physical and emotional stress.
Requires long hours of standing and moving.
About the Company