Job Description & Requirements
Intensive Care Nurse
An ICU nurse has the responsibility to handle patients with life-threatening illnesses. His or her job consists of working in intensive care units and emergency departments at healthcare facilities. These individuals insure the proper care of patients and their families.
Critical care nurses are the advocate for ill patient and the family members. They provide specialized experience, knowledge, and skills that their patients need. They may have to work in environments where patients receive intense interventions and therapies, and complex assessments, and they must offer humane care for their patients.
• 1 year of med-surge care experience within the past 3 years
• BLS and may require ACLS depending on facility
• Relevant State Nursing License