CVICU Travel Nurse

Champaign-Urbana Metro Area, IL 61820

Posted: 04/06/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Legal Job Number: JN -022020-5175 Compensation Range: $50/hr

Job Description

Cardiovascular ICU/Advanced Care Nurse - 8 weeks
Dept. Details: Patients post cardiac, vascular, thoracic surgery. Patients in respiratory failure, sepsis, metabolic insufficiency, or continuous dialysis. CABG, TAVR, Fem-Pop, Post-Intervention Cath with sheath, STEMI, Cooling patients, and ECMO. 40% Advanced Care & 60% ICU
Start: ASAP 8 weeks
Shift: 3-12 hour Days
Weekends: E/O weekend
Holidays: E/O holiday
Required Certifications: BLS, ACLS
Required Experience: 2 years
Preferred Experience: Epic EMR, clinical experience with IABP, post CABG, swans, vasoactive medications, ventilators
# Beds: 8 Advanced Care 12 ICU
Nurse/Patient ratio: Staff by acuity but, in general 3 Advanced Care patients: 1 RN and 2 ICU patients: 1RN.
Dress Code: Navy Blue Scrubs
Additional Info: Float to CCU/Advanced Care but not med-surg

Job Description / Responsibilities:
Critical care nurses specialize in treating critically ill patients in general intensive care units, post-op units, burn units, and other specialized, intensive care units. Most critical care travel positions are in hospitals, but CC RNs can choose from many different subspecialties including Cardiovascular ICU, Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Burn ICU, and Neuro ICU, among others. Some rehabilitation facilities also use critical care nurses because of their skills with ventilators and tracheostomy tubes. An important function of critical care nurses is to provide education and support to patients and their families.
Job Skills / Requirements:
  • Valid BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • A valid professional license within the state of practice
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Proof of right to work in the United States
  • Critical care experience in a hospital setting

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