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Registered Nurse/RN – ICU
Company: NURSENT   Category: Registered Nurse
Date Posted: 08-19-04   Location: Arizona - Phoenix
Job Status:Full Time   
Arizona, Phoenix - Nursent helps RNs find permanent staff positions with medical facilities nationwide. Why search job postings yourself when our Nurse Recruiter can do it for you? We’ll even call facilities you choose to create an opportunity specifically for you—all with no cost to you. Learn more at our website www.nursent.com .


Requires current AZ RN license or other compact state RN license. One year of Critical Care experience is preferred, however, new graduates will be considered on an individual basis. Must possess highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrate behaviors consistent with those identified as the hospital's service standards.

Job Description:

These positions serve as base unit staff for the Intensive Care Unit. Incumbents will use specialized knowledge, judgment and nursing skills based upon the principles of biological, physical and social sciences to facilitate patient's achievement of optimum health status. Provides leadership and coordination to the healthcare team and will maintain standards of professional skills.

Unit description:

This ICU is the hospital’s most recent addition to the critical care service. The newly completed unit is equipped with the most technologically advanced monitors, bedside equipment and environmental air handling systems available. These units serve a diverse medical and surgical patient population that includes liver, renal and renal pancreas transplants, high risk obstetrics, toxicology overflow and multi-system organ failure patients. Patient and family care is coordinated by a professional nursing staff to meet the demands of the critically ill. Nurses provide total care for 1-2 patients and coordinate care with physicians and related ancillary personnel. Enrichment and support allow the staff to cope with the heavy physical and emotional demands of the patients and family.

Number of beds:
Pod shaped units with 8-9 beds each.

Shifts available:
12-hour shifts are available with flexibility incorporated to fit the nurse’s needs– 7a-7:30p and 7p-7:30a. Working three 12 hour shifts per week provides 36 hours which is considered full-time with full-time benefits. Self scheduling is done one month at a time with high priority given to requests off. All employees work every third weekend.

Nursing Concept:

The philosophy of this unit focuses on the patient and family, continually striving for quality care for the family as a unit. This philosophy cannot only provide continuing challenges to the nurses skill, but can provide personal rewards when the complexities of care have been managed.

Exciting transitions to a Professional Practice Model including shared governance are underway. Each professional nurse has autonomy and accountability for patient care. The nurse plans and executes the teaching, ongoing evaluation and changes necessary to attain a practical and optimal transition out of ICU for each patient. Advanced degrees, certifications, and professional development are encouraged and rewarded. Management’s philosophy is to support the nursing staff in any way necessary to provide exceptional patient care.

Unique features of the unit:

A variety of support services are available for both the nursing staff and the patients. Social Workers and Case Managers are assigned to each patient to assist with the plan provided for the ICU patients and families. The unit based Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Palliative Care Nurse are additional resources available for the ICU RN. ICU intensivists, hospitalists, attending physicians and medical teaching staff work in a collegial fashion with the nursing staff to provide optimal patient care.

Benefit Highlights:

v FlexPlus Benefits gives the employee an opportunity to design a benefit package that is best for them personally and financially

v Multiple choices are available for Medical coverage, Dental coverage, Pharmacy Plan options, Vision coverage, and Life Insurance/ADD insurance

Additional benefits and options include:

v Personal Legal services

v Homeowner’s, Renter’s and Auto Insurance

v Supplemental Intensive Care Insurance

v Cancer Insurance

v Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts

v Tuition Reimbursement up to $2,000 per year

v Employee Healthy Options Rewards

v Employee Assistance Program

v Concierge Services

v Short and Long Term Disability Plans

v Paid Time Off Programs with cash out options

v 401(k) plan with immediate 100% vesting

v Discount rates on new automobiles

v Rebates for new home loans or refinancing home loans

v Wireless phone discount program

To apply for this job please visit www.nursent.com . If this job isn’t right for you, please see all our jobs at www.nursent.com. We have facilities under contract in over 20 states. Call, e-mail, or chat on-line with our nurse recruiter to get more information with no cost or obligation. We never charge nurses a fee for our services.

We represent registered nurses of all specialties including med/surg (M/S); critical care, ICU, CCU, telemetry, emergency (ED/ER), labor & delivery (L&D); post partum, neonatal, NICU, PICU, pediatric, operating room (OR); PACU, cardiac, cath lab, CVOR, CVICU, step down, dialysis, endoscopy, oncology, transplant, etc.

Contact Information
Contact:Karen DeLavan
Company: NURSENT
Phone: 877-866-1881
Fax: 972-907-8166
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