As a nurse at Deaconess, you will be a part of a caring, compassionate team, dedicated to exceptional patient care. Deaconess provides nursing opportunities for general, advanced practice and specialties throughout our health system that includes six-hospitals and over 40 sites of care.
Medical/Surgical ICU (MSICU)
The Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) is a 13-bed critical care unit which specializes in caring for patients with complex medical and surgical conditions. The staff on MSICU offers comprehensive, patient-centered care within a unit which contains all private rooms with ample space for patient care, equipment, staff and visitors.
This unit has been designed to promote patient comfort and staff efficiency, with necessary items located conveniently for the caregivers. The nursing staff works closely with intensivists, hospitalists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons to ensure the best care possible for our patients.
The staff within MSICU promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and positive communication between coworkers which supports a collaborative work environment. The staff within the unit is very knowledgeable in regards to quality standards of care. Nurses working on this unit receive training in 12-lead EKG, BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NIHSS in addition to specific education regarding care of the critical care patient.
We promote an environment of continuing education by supporting certifications and advanced degrees.
SUMMARY OF THE JOB
The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care; demonstrates the knowledge, critical thinking and judgement of and integrates the use of evidence-based outcomes for Nursing practice; supervises care delivered; coordinates plan of care; provides education for patients, families and staff, and collaborates with other disciplines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate from a nationally accredited school of professional nursing, no experience required. If graduate of non-nationally accredited school of professional nursing, then at least one year of professional nursing experience is required. BSN is preferred, or an education action plan in place. Newly hired RNs on or after October 1, 2014 with five (5) years or less nursing experience are required to receive their BSN within five (5) years from date of hire.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana required.
Deaconess uses the EPIC Medical Record System
Deaconess Hospital is Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet designation is the highest level of recognition that a health care organization can attain that provides the service of registered professional nurses. The Magnet program promotes excellence in nursing practice. It recognizes and supports evidence-based practice, enhancing positive outcomes for both the patient and the nurse.