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1. As a nurse specialist, provide an advanced level of in-person specialized nursing care to critically ill patientsrecovering from major surgery or in presence of real or potential life-threatening health problems. Determine andimplement proper emergency measures after identifying and interpreting life-threatening conditions. Initiateadvanced cardiovascular life support measures by mixing and administering special, potent and lethal drugs (nipride, dopamine, atropine, nitroglycerin dobutamine, etc.) as well as intravenous fluids. Administer specialmedications via oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, etc. (including intravenous push) routes. Performvarious pulmonary ventilation treatments such as administration of oxygen and compressed air through variousmeans. Administers a variety of respiratory therapy treatments as prescribed. Assist physicians with complex orpotentially life-threatening procedures such as cardioversion and insertion of invasive lines such as arterial, venous,and pulmonary artery catheters. Discontinue invasive lines as ordered, under established guidelines. Maintaininvasive lines and dressings as prescribed by Infection Control Policies/Procedures and Guidelines. Assist physicianwith preparation, insertion, and inflation of intra-aortic balloon. Assess patients' response regarding cardiac output,vital signs, peripheral perfusion and level of consciousness. Perform continuous respiratory ventilation assessmentsevaluating blood gas results of both arterial and mixed venous.
2. Assist the critically ill patient and, family in attaining the optimum level of physiological, sociological andpsychological balance within the limitations imposed by the illness. Provide constant support to patient and familyby providing information on disease process, pre and post-operative care, diagnostic procedures, use of equipmentrelated to disease/care, expected and possible adverse reactions to medications, health maintenance and illnessprevention. Formulate data base relative to patient's psychological, sociological and physiological condition in orderto provide assessment of the patient's problems, strengths and imitations. Monitor patient's condition through datacollected by continuous observation and precise calculation of fluid levels and vital signs. Determine, prescribe, andimplement nursing orders. Evaluate nursing interventions based on patient's response and revises nursing care planaccordingly.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Basic Requirement :
Degree: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.).
Licensure: A current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and you must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.
Foreign Degree: A degree from a Foreign Nursing School. Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.