UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA CCT/Rapid Response Assessment Team (RRAT) Nurse in Las Vegas, Nevada

Provides care for the critically ill patient during interdepartmental transfers, procedures, and diagnostic studies, as well as a member of the UMC Rapid Response Assessment Team (RRAT) and Code 99 Team. Performs patient assessment, obtains pertinent medical reports from staff, determines the need for stabilization in a collaborative manner. Performs interventions, assesses the patient's response to the intervention(s) and provides advance care in the transport of the patient.

Job Requirement:

Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and five (5) years of critical care experience in a comparable facility.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse, Basic Life Support (BLS),Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP)certifications from the American Heart Association (AHA). The following certification, license and course must be obtained and successfully completed within six (6) months of hire: Trauma Nurse Core Certification(TNCC), Nevada Emergency Medical Service Registered Nurse License (EMS), and a twelve week course of classroom and pre-hospital patient care. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure/certificates/courses will result in termination of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements:

Knowledge of: Advance practice and emergency/trauma medicine; unstable patient requiring mechanical ventilatory support, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and other cardiac etiologies; physiological functions and processes as they relate to issues of patient care; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.

Skill in: Implementing nursing process including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; working with high risk or critically ill patients; performing invasive nursing procedures associated with area of specialty; developing and implementing education programs associated with specialty; organizing, prioritizing and delegating work; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Must regularly carry approach bag and cardiac monitor (40pounds) long distances. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

Job Title: CCT/Rapid Response Assessment Team (RRAT) Nurse

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $35.75 - $45.57 Hourly

Job Type: Full Time

Location: 1800 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

Department: PT PLACEMENT CNTR - 8637

Exam Number: 16-17146AFT