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St. Lawrence Health System ICU Registered Nurse in Potsdam, New York

Job Summary

$10,000 sign-on bonus eligible T & C apply

The registered nurse provides assessment, care planning and direct delivery of treatment utilizing professional nursing care processes in a patient and family centered manner in accordance with licensure and regulatory scope and standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols.

Core Responsibilities

Performs a comprehensive patient assessment to identify patient and family needs.

Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care involving the patient and the family.

Performs and documents direct patient and family centered care and patient education according to nursing standards of practice.

Identifies and responds to patient conditions to achieve positive patient outcomes.

Performs discharge planning to ensure safe and appropriate transition of care.

Directs and delegates care provided by unlicensed team members.

Provides world class customer service to patients and families.

A certified nurse in CCU can perform the following functions in the absence of a physician:

1.)Administer 02

2.)Start IV

3.)Administer drugs per ACLS protocol, CCU and hospital policy and procedure, excluding controlled substances.

4.)Perform procedures in accordance with ACLS protocols, i.e. CPR, defibrillation, cardioversion

5.)Use the temporary transcutaneous pacemaker.

The RN may also assist the physician with the insertion and care of a pacemaker as well as arterial line, including pulling back and discontinuing catheters as ordered as well as:

  • Operate EKG monitors at the central station and be able to distinguish rhythms and arrhythmias

  • Administer and titrate IV medications as ordered to include Tridil, Nipride, Dobutrex, Dopamine, Lidocaine, Fentanyl, Pronestyl, Diprovan, Cardizem, Levophed, Aggrastat, Amiodarone as well as other medication ordered such as Versed

  • Administer Thrombolytic agents under direct supervision of an MD

  • Extubate patients when ordered

  • Manage ventilated patients, ventilator settings as well as BIPAP and CPAP

  • Obtain 12 –lead EKG

  • Operate external as well as internal pacemaker as indicated

  • Assist MD with all approved procedures that may include cardioverison, broncoscopy, pleural biopsy, intubations, thoracentesis or paracentesis

  • Complete iSTAT testing

Additional Required Experience:

Required: Registered nurse with 12 months medical-surgical nursing experience. Work at least 37.5 hours a year in a critical care area to include CCU, ER or PACU.

Preferred: Critical Care experience. 50 % of Unit to be Nationally Certified (ACCN)


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Location : Name LinkedCanton-Potsdam Hospital

Job LocationsUS-NY-Potsdam



Shift12 Hour

Shift Details12Hr: 7pm - 7am w-variable shifts as needed and work two weekends out of a four week schedule

CategoryLicensed / Certified / Registered Professions

Job Location : Address50 Leroy St.

Required LevelAssociate's Degree

Required FieldGraduate of an accredited nursing school program

Preferred LevelBachelor's Degree

Licensure /CertificationRequired: Current, unrestricted New York State registered professional nursing license. | Upon hire, successful completion ACCN Critical Care course and pass the post test and/or pass a Critical Care test approved by Canton-Potsdam Hospital. | | AHA BLS upon hire | AHA ACLS (at time of hire) | AHA PALS (within 3 mos. of hire) | TCAR recommended | TNCC within one year of hire | | Preferred: Documented completion ACCN Critical Care course and/or Critical Care Course approved by Canton-Potsdam Hospital. National Certification (CCRN).


Date Posted9/11/2020