Overtime applies to any hours over 40 in a week (8 hours overtime every other week)
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall provide inpatient care.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall provide patient care services as directed by physicians/nurse practitioners/physician assistants or other individuals responsible for patient care.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse will treat and receive patients, prepare and maintain records, pull and file patient medical records, perform basic secretarial skills, handle telephone calls and written correspondence, serve as a liaison between physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other medical staff.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse will be able to accomplish the following tasks; critical care medications (monitor/mix, administer titrate), dysrhythmia recognition, arterial blood gas interpretation, hemodynamic pressure interpretation, assist with synchronized cardioversion, perform emergency defibrillation (with knowledgeable use of defibrillation machine), administer thrombolytic agents, perform the postoperative recovery and discharge within established criteria.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse must perform arterial punctures, draw blood from invasive monitoring lines, assist with temporary pacemaker insertion, apply noninvasive external pacemaker, obtain hemodynamic variables. The ICU Critical nurse will interpret lab values, care for patients with Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines, mechanical ventilators, and give inhalation therapy treatments with knowledge of medications utilized.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse will possess knowledge of the pharmacology of the most commonly used emergency drugs, anticipated results, usual dosages and their location on crash cart and will be able to administer medications.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse must provide intensive care nursing to critically ill patients of all ages with medical and/or surgical problems and/or AIDS-related problems, administer prescribed medications to include multiple medication drips and intravenous push drugs, care for patients on ventilators, operate hemodynamic equipment safely and effectively.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall seek and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with clients/families and co-workers which contribute to mission accomplishment.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall respond appropriately to emergencies and initiate life saving measures in the absence of a physician.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall be cognizant of patient and staff safety through safety awareness, proper infection control and promotion of clean, orderly clinic environment. The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall recognize, report and correct potential safety hazards.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse in partnership with the military staff shall be assigned to a medical disaster/contingency team and participate in monthly training sessions or scheduled mass casualty exercises held at the MTF.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall perform administrative duties that may include monthly peer review, maintaining statistical records of his or her clinical workload, participating in medical education programs, participating in quality improvement functions and other duties as prescribed by the Flight Commander.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse’s productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other comparable positions assigned to the same clinic and authorized the same scope of care.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall prepare all documentation to meet or exceed established standards of the MTF to include but not limited to: timeliness, legibility, accuracy, content, and signature. Only MTF and Air Force approved abbreviations can be used in the documentation of care in the health care record. ICU Critical Care Nurse shall ensure complete patient identifying information is on all documentation that is to become part of a health care record.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall not recommend to the patient that he/she consult a specific practitioner or use a specific practice.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall be responsible for creating, maintaining, and disposing of only those Government required records which are specified by the 96th Medical Group (MDG).
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall treat patient lists, no matter how developed, as privileged information. Lists and/or names of patients shall not be disclosed to or revealed in any way for any use outside the MTF without prior written permission by the Chief of Hospital Services.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall respect and maintain the basic rights of patients, demonstrating concern for personal dignity and human relationships. Providers receiving complaints validated by the Functional Requirements Evaluator Designee (FRED), COR and Chief of the Medical Staff, depending on the nature and severity of the complaint, separation from performing services under this contract.
The ICU Critical Care Nurse shall maintain open and professional communication with members of the MTF. Failure of the Contractor to correct validated complaints raised by the MTF staff and the Contracting Officer (CO) will be considered a failure to perform. Contractor shall ensure contract providers maintain open and professional communication with members of the MTF. Complaints validated by the QAP and Chief of Medical Staff and/or Chief Nurse, shall be reported in writing to the COR and the Contracting Office for action. Failure of the Contractor to correct validated complaints raised by the MTF staff and the CO will be considered a failure to perform.
ICU Critical Care Nurse will be expected to attend staff meetings as required by the Critical Care Flight Commander and/orMedical Director.
ICU Critical Care Nurse will be required to attend Squadron or Group Commander Calls as directed.