The critical care nurse is a leader and pivotal member of the interprofessional team. Striving to achieve the best patient outcomes through a team-based approach, critical care nurses work collaboratively with physicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists and social workers.
The ICU RN acts as a primary caregiver to the patient and family in the critical care setting, and is trained in advanced critical care certifications including Code Blue and Outreach (Rapid Response, MET) Team membership. Calgary offers an extensive orientation program for both novice and senior critical care nurses.
One of the largest and busiest critical care units in Alberta, Foothills Medical Centre ICU is the regional tertiary referral centre supporting multiple clinical programs including trauma, burns, and neurocritical care for Southern Alberta. This 30 bed unit is located in a state of the art facility, and offers a broad case mix including medical and surgical emergencies, oncology and haematology.
Key Responsibilities include:
Provision of direct care for patients & families.
Maintenance of electronic and written documentation of care.
Maintain professional practice including but not limited to mentoring of unit staff, ongoing professional development, assumption of charge nurse duties when needed, promotion of a positive supportive work environment, and demonstration of professional accountability.
Promotion of a healthy, respectful and safe practice environment.
Graduate of a recognized School of Nursing
Eligible for or current CARNA registration
Current BCLS-HCP certification through Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing an asset