These are some examples of job descriptions we have handpicked from real ICU Nurse resumes for your reference.
- Keep all patients under close observation.
- Provide assistance to the doctor or other medical personnel in the assessment of patients and delivery of treatments.
- Collaborate with other members of the health care team as needed.
- Perform continuous renal replacement therapy to patients requiring such treatment and monitor the patient’s response to the treatment regularly.
- Assists in interpretation and implementation of hospital policies and objectives of general patient’s care and elderly care.
- Receives endorsement or take special note pertaining to pertinent information regarding general patient’s/elderly care.
- Makes rounds with the outgoing nurses to assess the general condition of patients/elderly and the unit as a whole.
- Makes out assignment of duties to members of the team indicating priorities and supportive services to render to each patient/elderly.
- Makes clinical rounds with physicians, assists in therapeutic or diagnostic procedures needed.
- Administer care to patients in critical condition.
- Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
- Monitor and communicate patient health status with doctors.
- Trained recent nursing graduates on hospital procedures and medical techniques.
- Head-to-toe assessments- knowledge of normal vs. abnormal findings.
- Instructs, educates and provides emotional support for patients’ family.
- Management of patients on ventilators, bubble CPAP, high flow NC and NC with the use of O2 blenders.
- Monitors v/s and initiates corrective actions whenever the patient displays adverse symptoms, communicates patients’ condition with care team.
- Provided care for critically ill patients on a 16 bed unit.
- Set up, operate, or monitor invasive equipment and devices such as endotracheal tube and tracheotomy equipment, mechanical ventilators, catheters, central lines, nasogastric and orogastric tubes.
- Monitored MAP and BP, drawing arterial blood gases and took care of the arterial lines.
- Responsible for the recording and reporting values of laboratory with medical treatment.
- Perform administrative duties that facilitate admission, transfer, or discharge of patients.
- Distinguish between normal and abnormal developmental and age-related physiological and behavioral changes in acute, critical, and chronic illnesses.
- Complete computerized charting/RX requests (using software such as Cerner, Pyxis MedStation, and Omnicell).
- Performed complete physical assessments on patients with a variety of neurological insults, as well as various other medical conditions, and used nursing judgment to ensure safe patient care.
- Performed frequent in-depth neurological assessments on assigned patients.
- Performed specialized interventions, such as ventilator maintenance, vasopressor and vasodilator support, sedation, and invasive intracranial pressure management devices.
- Participated in Rapid Response teams to provide intensive treatment and critical thinking to critical patients throughout the hospital.
- Provide nursing to medical ICU patients with heart, lungs, and brain disease.
- Assist physician with neurological testing and evaluations and monitor patient’s neurological activities.
- Establish priorities for patient care based on the patient’s needs, while remaining level-headed in emergencies, taking appropriate action, and adjusting care plan as required.
- Stay alert to changes in patient’s wellbeing and accurately and thoroughly document progress or adverse reactions to treatments or medications.
- Care of ventilated patients including endotracheal tubes and tracheostomy patients.
- Care of patients on critical drips including moderate sedation and vasoactive drugs.
- Assist and monitor during bedside procedures including tracheostomy, peg tube placement.
- Utilize the nursing process to perform patient care, patient assessments, medication administration, patient/family teaching, documentation, patient discharges and admissions, and work in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
- Provided critical care to a variety of patients- including some immediately post-operative.
- Monitored and assessed patients’ conditions, labs, and records, and notified MDs of significant findings.
- Administered prescribed medications and carried out ordered treatments.
- Assisted in bedside conscious sedation procedures and then recovered patients.
- Surgical/Neurosurgical ICU which focuses on patients requiring a higher and more specialized medical care.
- Trained and precepted nursing professionals to achieve patient care goals.
- Demonstrated critical thought and judgment in delivery of care and management of patients requiring urgent care.
- Worked directly with surgical patients and patients with stroke and seizure disorders.
- Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
- Managed a daily caseload, working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team.
- Assessed patients’ condition and reported changes to the unit coordinator, family and physician as appropriate.