Job Type: Full-time
Location: Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Department: Intensive Care Unit


Position Summary

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the critical care setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Primary Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.

1. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric, and the general patient population.

2. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

3. Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.

4. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.

5. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.

6. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

7. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

8. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.

9. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.

10. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.

11. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

12. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.

13. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

14. Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.

15. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

16. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.

17. Documentation meets current standards and policies.

18. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

19. Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.

20. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.


1. Basic computer skills.

2. Time management.

3. Strong written and verbal skills.

4. Ability to use appropriate discretion in handling confidential material and information.

Supervisory Responsibility



Required Education and Experience

  1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  2. Current state Registered Nurse Licensure within state of practice.
  3. Current BCLS certification must be available upon hire or certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment. 
  4. Current ACLS certification must be available upon hire or certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment. 
  5. Current PALS certification must be available upon hire or certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
  6. Successful completion of arrhythmia course must be available upon hire or certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment. 

Preferred Education and Experience

1. Minimum of six months experience preferred.



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