Registered Nurse (RN), Critical Care (ICU) - FT Night, $15,000 Sign-On Bonus, Piedmont Henry

Job Number: 1701567

Piedmont Henry Hospital - Stockbridge, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


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The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.


**To qualify for the $15,000 sign-on bonus candidates must have a minimum of one-year critical care nursing experience. 



Graduate of a nursing program



One year ICU RN experience



Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse

BLS certification required.



Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable (see addendum)

Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred




All Nursing Disciplines (Medical Surgical, Radiology, as well as those listed individually below):

·         Ability to accurately perform physical and psychosocial assessments using a variety of evidence-based tools and techniques appropriate to the patient’s condition and developmental age.

·         Ability to develop and implement an individualized plan of care for each patient, in collaboration with each patient, family, or significant other in order to address identified needs.

·         Documents patient’s vital signs, assessment findings, the patient’s care plan, interventions, patient and family teaching, and the patient’s response to interventions. Demonstrates effective communication with patients, families, and all members of the healthcare team.

·         Ability to recognize changes in the patient’s condition and escalate concerns when appropriate and to the appropriate team member.

·         Demonstrates protection of safety for patients, families, coworkers and all people at current facility using the methods recommended (ex. ALWAYS SAFE, responses to various CODES announced).

·         Demonstrates the ability to administer medications utilizing the 5 rights of medication administration.

·         Utilizes physician orders, policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols to effectively provide high quality, individualized care within the nurse’s scope of practice.


Women’s Services:

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS Certification (L&D – within 6 months from hire date)

AWHONN Basic Fetal Monitoring Certification (L&D only – by end of orientation period)

NRP certification required (by end of orientation period)


·         Utilizes physician orders, policies and procedures, and the condition of mother/fetus/neonate to determine frequency of assessment.

·         Identifies, reports and takes appropriate protective measures for risk situations such as suspicion of abuse or neglect, abnormal mother/infant bonding, failure to thrive, and potential for infant/child abduction


Emergency Department:

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS and PALS Certification – within 6 months from hire date


·         Performs quick triage assessment, incorporating age specific or cultural phenomena, upon arrival

·         Incorporates relevant cues, and eliminates non relevant cues, when analyzing assessment data

·         Quickly and accurately establishes triage acuity based upon assessment data

·         Plans with patient, family, significant other and healthcare team for disposition from the ED


Critical Care

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS Certification - within 6 months from hire date


·         Coordinates and directs the delivery of nursing care for the Medical-Surgical unit at times when critical care has no patients in order to provide ready in-house access to staffing for critical care admissions

·         Provides direct clinical care for critically ill adult patients according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practices standards under the supervision of the critical care supervising physician

·         Asses patient for change in status and institute appropriate emergency interventions to stabilize patient

·         Implements treatment plan for acute illness in collaboration with designated primary supervising physician.


Cardiac Tele

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS Certification - within 6 months from hire date


·         Basic cardiac rhythm monitoring, interpretation, and treatment

·         Advanced life support

·         Administration of continuous cardiac medications and infusions, and monitoring of side effects

·         Monitoring of patients before, during, and after invasive cardiac procedures

·         Recognition of signs and symptoms of cardiac, pulmonary, and respiratory emergencies


Surgical Services:

Additional Required Certifications:

Pre-Op/PACU/ENDO/CSU – ACLS required within 6 months of hire date; PALS required within 6 months of hire date if unit provides care to pediatric patients


·         Utilizes appropriate tools, screenings, and flowsheets to document assessment and discharge for patients receiving anesthesia.

·         Determines readiness of patients discharge from PACU by scoring and consultation with anesthesia personnel.

·         Responsible for assessment of patient at appropriate intervals based on defined standards of care for patients in pre/intra/post-procedural/surgical phases of care.

·         Collaborates with other staff to coordinate and direct the delivery of nursing care in Surgical Services.


Designated Stroke: ED, Critical Care & Medical/Surgical Units

·         Knowledgeable in assessment, planning, treatment and evaluation of patients experiencing stroke or stroke-like symptoms

·         Provides appropriate stroke related education and Stroke Education Booklet to patients and/or Family/caregiver with discussion on risk factor reduction

·         Knowledgeable in stroke performance measures and relationship to patient outcomes

·         Communicates with the multidisciplinary team and assists with coordination of care of the stroke/TIA patient

·         Completes required 4 hours of stroke related education annually and demonstrates competency with performing the MEND and NIHSS exams




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