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Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical Trauma ICU (STICU) - STICU

at Prisma Health

Posted: 3/5/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 127262
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description



Full-time FTE 0.9 -1.0


7 p.m.-7 a.m., includes weekends

Bachelors Degree Preferred
BLS for Healthcare Providers required
Current South Carolina RN license required

STICU is an 18-bed unit primarily geared toward adult patients requiring intensive care after experiencing surgical intervention or traumatic injury. Typical nurse to patient ratio is 1:2 to 1:1. Examples of these patients include those with extensive burns, serious gun-shot wounds, mechanical trauma (like motor vehicular accidents), crush injuries, any massive injury involving hemodynamic instability or extreme surgical repair. STICU patients are critically ill and can require aggressive airway management, vasoactive drugs, invasive monitoring, massive fluid resuscitation, intracranial pressure monitoring with hemodynamic instability, or potential for system deterioration. (Patients requiring IABP are transferred to CVICU.) Because the unit is so specialized, the Trauma Team at Prisma Health is heavily involved with all patients admitted onto the STICU.

Position Summary:

This job has the responsibility of providing direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patients. Works under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee but is independent in the application of nursing knowledge and skills. Manages clinical situations for which he/she is responsible. All employees are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Prisma Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity and teamwork.

All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work.


Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to unit standards; identifies patient's problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; interprets and records latest diagnostic results; performs nursing assessment using critical thinking skills.

Planning Care: Develops a plan of care based on nursing process and which incorporates the plans of other disciplines and continuing care needs; includes the patient/family in developing or revising the plan of care; makes referrals to multidisciplinary support services.

Implementing/Managing Care: Care provided conforms to accepted practice standards; provides treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed and according to patient care standards; demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients served; explains nursing procedures; provides discharge teaching; identifies emergency situations and independently initiates advanced therapy; acts as an advocate and coordinator of patient care with other health care personnel and evaluates patient care measures instituted; understands and demonstrates respect for patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care.

Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation, with appropriate rationale; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to impending or associated problems.

Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; integrates cost effective measures into nursing practice; recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for documenting same; demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with hospital expectations to meet staffing demands based on patient care needs; complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions; recognizes inappropriate patient care management and refers to immediate supervisor; fulfills call for unit as assigned and completes under supervision unit tasks specified as leadership role responsibilities with appropriate documentation.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing program and approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Experience: None
Number and Type of Employees Supervised: Licensed and non-licensed personnel
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: RN currently licensed in South Carolina. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is required within 90 days of start date.
Special Training: Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to treat patients; other training as required by department.




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