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Critical Care Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

Salary Breakdown

Critical Care Nurses

Average

$73,430

ANNUAL

$35.31

HOURLY

Entry Level

$60,820

ANNUAL

$29.24

HOURLY

Mid Level

$73,125

ANNUAL

$35.16

HOURLY

Expert Level

$85,430

ANNUAL

$41.07

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Critical Care Nurses

1

Current Available Jobs

93,280

Projected job openings through 2024


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Critical Care Nurses


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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Critical Care Nurses

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Medicine and Dentistry

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Service Orientation

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Critical Thinking

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning


Job Opportunities

Critical Care Nurses

  • Nurse (ICU) - Critical Care Nursing - Part-Time
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted 15 days    

    Summary As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. The Veterans Health Administration is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. We also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. Responsibilities The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at SAVAHCS is a mixed medical and surgical intensive care unit. In partnership with the University of Arizona, we have an active medical and surgical training program. Surgical populations include cardiothoracic, vascular, general surgery, neurological, and others. The ICU provides cardiac support with intra-aortic balloon pumps and Impella assist devices. Preferred candidates should have experience with mechanical ventilation, intravenous vasoactive medications, hemodynamic monitoring/interpretation, cardiac experience with EKG/12 Lead interpretation, and possess critical thinking skills. The Registered Nurses (RN) provide care and a variety of support services. RN's assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate nursing care while in collaboration with multidisciplinary care team members, provide psychological support to patients and families. Intravenous IV Management: The incumbent identifies the characteristics of medications used for arterial/venous vasoconstriction/dilatation, including pharmacology, dosage, onset, duration, indications, therapeutic effects, toxicity, and their reversal agents. Appropriately intervenes per system memorandum, orders, and department policy. Pain and Sedation: The incumbent identifies the characteristics of medications used for pain and sedative management such as benzodiazepines, opioids, analgesics, and sedatives including pharmacology, dosage, onset, duration, indications, therapeutic effects, toxicity, and their reversal agents. Uses and teaches Veterans on other therapeutic techniques as adjuncts to medication, repositioning, splinting, relaxation, and distraction. Recognizes psychological distress related to post-operative pain, anxiety, or fear. Initiates measurements to relieve distress response in a therapeutic manner to Veteran's behavior. ICU Nurse Duties include but not limited to: Possess knowledge and skill set for management of critically ill Veterans Evaluate the Veteran's condition and current status and develop an individualized plan of care to address the particular needs of the Veteran, including the Veteran and families preferences Develop and support research/improvement projects directed toward improving care delivered in ICU and throughout the facility Deliver care as a charge RN out of ratio as appropriate. Precepts and mentors new staff and students. Collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team to deliver timely, efficient, and effective care to the Veterans. Assure detailed, current, and comprehensive documentation is contained in the patient medical record and other pertinent records. Completes TMS and Elsevier education modules in a timely manner, before due date. Enters leave requests into VATAS per SAVAHCS Leave and Absence System for Employees Memorandum 09-18-61. Document care appropriately per SAVAHCS System Memorandum Critical and Acute Care Documentation of Patient Care by Nursing Personnel. Maintain current ACLS and BLS certifications per through Resuscitation Readiness Improvement (RQI) - Maintain Environment of Care per SAVAHCS Environment of Care Rounds Memorandum 08-14-19. Precept and mentor new staff and students Cares for Veterans requiring mechanical ventilation and has knowledge regarding advance airways. - Cares for Veterans requiring vasoactive intravenous medications. Cares for the post-surgical cardiac patient and possess knowledge and clinical skills for cardiac assist devices (through annual training). Work Schedule: Part-Time - 24 Hours Weekly Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All registered nurses with less than 12-months of RN experience upon entry on duty (EOD) date, will complete a 12-month nurse residency program. The RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program complies with VHA Directive 1077. See https://www.va.gov/NURSING/workforce/RNTTP.asp for details. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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