ICU (Intensive Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse)

ICU (Intensive Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse) Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a ICU (Intensive Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse) to join our team.


  • Act as a patient advocate while providing education and support to patients and their families;
  • Assisting physicians in performing procedures;
  • Observe and record patient vital signs;
  • Respond to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment;
  • Ensure that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly;
  • Order diagnostic tests and collaborate with fellow members of the critical care team;
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care;
  • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders;
  • Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team;
  • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate;
  • May assign and direct the work of lower level registered nurses and nursing assistants;
  • Multiple shifts available;
  • Provide nursing care treatment and educational services;
  • The RN, ICU, will independently develop and implement nursing care plans for patients;
  • May serve as a charge nurse on an assigned shift, and perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Assess, monitor, document and report progress of patient’s health and condition using required documents, reports and established timelines;
  • Care for the Intensive Care Unit patient with a short or long length of stay in a fast pace environment;
  • Cooperatively utilize varied solutions to educate and promote the health and independence of the patient;
  • Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care;
  • Candidates must have successfully completed an accredite RN program;
  • Must have BLS and ACLS certifications from American Heart Association approved courses;
  • Candidates with unit specific certifications preferred;
  • Must have an RN license in the State of Virginia, COMPACT nursing state, or have the ability to obtain one;
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience working in an Acute Care hospital.

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