ICU Nurse Practitioner

<p>If you're considering a personal move, you'll find the area offers all the benefits of small town living from safe, clean neighborhoods to an array of annual community gatherings. Couple these perks with terrific schools, an award-winning hospital, and acres of park-like surroundings and you've got an ideal location for raising a family or, settling into a professional career. Distance from: Detroit 1.5 hours Grand Rapids 1 hour Chicago 2 hours</p>

Marshall, MI

Accountable Healthcare Staffing

<p>With over two centuries of combined experience between our Executive Management and Branch Teams, Accountable Healthcare Staffing provider of quality healthcare staffing solutions. AHS experts specialize in matching, and then placing, our Travel Nurses, Allied Health and Per Diem applicants to one of our clients that includes a portfolio of hospitals, clinics, long-term care, correctional and government facilities. And with over 40 offices across the country, we are eager to meet the needs of both our clients and healthcare professionals.</p> <p>As a quality healthcare staffing provider, the principal tenet that drives Accountable&rsquo;s vision is simple &ndash; it&rsquo;s not about trying to be the biggest, but rather, we want to be the best. Each of our experienced branch teams hold a vast knowledge of the industry and pride themselves in the local relationships they&rsquo;ve developed in their markets.</p>

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Excellent Pay

Overview: <p>The vast majority of critical care nurses work in intensive care units of hospitals. &nbsp;Most critical care nurses work twelve hour shifts.</p> <p>Critical care nurses have smaller patient care assignments than nurses in other settings due to the severity of illness and high number of tasks extremely ill patients need performed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Intensive care nurses calculate medication doses and titrate potent medications. They insert and care for specialized venous and arterial infusions. ICU nurses must be adept at mathematics and the use ventilators and other high tech equipment.</p> <p>Intensive care nurses provide care to a diverse patient population. They care for dying patients and provide education and support to family members faced with critical decisions such as discontinuing life support and deciding how to care &nbsp;for people with brain injuries.</p> <p>Intensive care nurses are members of emergency response teams in hospitals. They respond to medical emergencies in all areas of healthcare facilities. They often serve as resources to other nursing units.</p>
Requirements: <p>Intensive care nurses are required to have certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training prepares nurses and other health care providers to provide emergency care to patients suffering from cardiac arrest, life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, and other medical emergencies.</p> <p>Critical care nurses need to be proficient at performing and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs). They draw venous and arterial blood. Critical care nurses insert, maintain and use invasive devices. Specialized training courses must be taken to learn all of the above skills. Advanced physical assessment courses are needed as well.</p> <p>Experienced critical care nurses are eligible to sit for the CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) certification exam.</p>