RN Full Time - Neuroscience ICU
Company: Prisma Health
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) - The Neuroscience ICU
is a 16-bed unit caring for critically ill patients with injury or
disease to the nervous system. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:2.
Common diagnoses of patients include post-op craniotomies or tumor
resections, interventional radiology procedures, ischemic or
hemorrhagic stroke including SAH, post TPA administration, brain
tumor and AVM. Care of this population incorporates a
multi-disciplinary team of physicians with specialized training in
neuro critical care, acute care nurse practitioners, critical care
nurses with neuroscience training and critical care trained
pharmacists. There is also a close involvement with physical
therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory
therapists and case managers. Nurses hired to NSICU will continue
education specifically around the neuroscience patient population
and will directly assist practitioners, while monitoring patients,
during bedside procedures such as IVD placement, CVC insertion and
Our neuroscience service at Prisma Health is co-led by Roham
Moftakhar, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery, Prisma Health Richland
Hospital, and Souvik Sen, MD, MPH, Chair, USC School of Medicine
Department of Neurology. They share a vision to provide the most
advanced neurology and neurological surgery treatments available to
the residents of South Carolina.
Through recruitment of the best and brightest neurologists and
neurosurgeons, investment in the most advanced equipment and
technology, participation in cutting edge research, and education
of the next generation of neuroscience physicians, Prisma Health
and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine are
committed to offering the area's premier neuroscience service.
Provides direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patients.
Works under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse
Manager or designee but is independent in the application of
nursing knowledge and skills. Manages clinical situations for which
he/she is responsible.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose
Statement Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference
through every action and every interaction at work.
Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms with
appropriate responses according to unit standards; identifies
patient's problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems
requiring further referral and/or follow-up; interprets and records
latest diagnostic results; performs nursing assessment using
critical thinking skills.
Planning Care: Develops a plan of care based on nursing process and
which incorporates the plans of other disciplines and continuing
care needs; includes the patient/family in developing or revising
the plan of care; makes referrals to multidisciplinary support
Implementing/Managing Care: Care provided conforms to accepted
practice standards; provides treatments/procedures and other care
as prescribed and according to patient care standards; demonstrates
understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients
served; explains nursing procedures; provides discharge teaching;
identifies emergency situations and independently initiates
advanced therapy; acts as an advocate and coordinator of patient
care with other health care personnel and evaluates patient care
measures instituted; understands and demonstrates respect for
patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management
of ethical issues in patient care.
Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any
variation, with appropriate rationale; makes and records
observations related to impending or associated problems;
implements nursing measures related to impending or associated
Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to
appropriate personnel; integrates cost effective measures into
nursing practice; recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility
for documenting same; demonstrates active participation in QI
processes; complies with hospital expectations to meet staffing
demands based on patient care needs; complies with policies
addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working
conditions; recognizes inappropriate patient care management and
refers to immediate supervisor; fulfills call for unit as assigned
and completes under supervision unit tasks specified as leadership
role responsibilities with appropriate documentation.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing program and
approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Work experience may NOT
substitute for education requirement.
Number and type of team members supervised: Licensed and
Licensure, registry or certification required: RN currently
licensed in South Carolina; Current BLS (Basic Life Support for
Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through
the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the
military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through
the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through
the American Heart Association. Certification must include an
in-person skills session. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
(ACLS) is required within 90 days of start date.
Special training: Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to
treat patients and other training as required by department.
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