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Travel ICU (Intensive Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse) in Bakersfield, CA

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ICU - CV Recovery Natalie Olson (On-site visit 12/04/17) Stephanie Hartness: 661-327-4647 X 3311 24 Beds (with the capacity to go up to 32 beds) 1 to 1, 1 to 2 "BLS & ACLS are required. NIHSS, IABP, CRRT, & ICP are NOT required; however if they have any of these it would be a plus! " Cerner experience preferred. Make sure to ask if they already have Cerner experience & if so, was this recent? They can comp test out of Cerner training. Pagers linked to call light system & internal spectra link phones No Yes - Rarely take patients. There is also a "Free Resource Nurse" that MAY take patients If staffing needs require this. Charge responds to all Rapid responses Every other weekend or equivalent of 4 weekend shifts in a 4 week schedule (Example: could be 2 in a row, then off 2 in a row) Navy blue. If you wear a scrub jacket it also must be navy. If you wear an undershirt underneath your scrub top it must be navy, white, or black. Spacelabs Monitoring - 24/7 monitor techs on this unit & also help out as secretary, etc…However, nurses are solely for all of their own tele strips, reading, etc…NOTE: tele monitors are also in the patient rooms. Yes - Maintained by RT Intensivist on the unit from 7a - 5p & on-call after hours No Yes Yes. They have a dedicated pharmacist on the unit 12/hr M-F & 6 hrs on the weekends. 12's; 7a - 7:30p/7p - 7:30a 1/2 hour break (clock-out); 3 - 15 min breaks per shift (CA Law) "Respiratory failure, sepsis, AMI, ARDS, GI bleed, CABG (fresh hearts by trained staff), TAVR, Impella, vascular surgeries, neuro surgeries, CVAs… Neuro experience would be a PLUS. They are adding a Neuro ICU in 2018 & they are seeing a lot of neuro.Candidates must have experience with ICP monitoring, Post-op neuro surgeries, and ventrics. Skilled in cranial nerve assessments is preferred. Nurses must participate in multidisciplinary rounds. NOTE: If the need is for a general ICU nurse they would be kept on the general side. We would know if they were looking for a specific CV ICU nurse) " All cardiac & vasoactive drips, conscious sedation, etc… MUST be willing to float to any MedSurg/Tele units (4E, 4W, 5E, 5W, & 6E) Travelers float 1st. 2 shifts on the unit, as well as orientation to the East tower (4E, 5E, & 6E) & West tower (4W & 5W) for floating purposes.