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INTENSIVE CARE NURSE (ICU) - Jamaica, West Indies

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Heart Institute of the Caribbean
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• Jamaica, West Indies
• Permanent full-time

Critical Care Nurse Duties and Responsibilities

When a patient suffers a heart attack, stroke, shock, severe trauma, respiratory distress or other severe medical issue, it is vital that they receive immediate and intensive nursing care. Critical care nurses are adept at providing such care in settings where patients can be given complex assessments and treatment.

Specific critical care nurse duties and responsibilities can include:

• Assessing a patient’s condition and planning and implementing patient care plans
• Treating wounds and providing advanced life support
• Assisting physicians in performing procedures
• Observing and recording patient vital signs
• Ensuring that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly
• Administering intravenous fluids and medications
• Ordering diagnostic tests
• Collaborating with fellow members of the critical care team
• Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment
• Acting as patient advocate
• Providing education and support to patient families

Critical care nurses may also care for pre- and post-operative patients. In addition, some serve as case managers and policy makers, while others perform administrative duties.

Qualification and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school
• Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse
• Hold and maintain a current Nursing license.
• Have and maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Basic Life Support (BLS) are required.

Click on Apply Now to write your cover letter and forward your CV to the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC)

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) is the premier centre of excellence for cardiovascular care in the English Speaking Caribbean. HIC Heart Hospital is the only dedicated full service Specialty Heart Hospital in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
HIC provides comprehensive and sophisticated diagnosis and management of all forms of heart diseases and has multiple locations and several heart stations situated across Jamaica to improve access to care to all Jamaicans. HIC provides expert diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular care and consultative opinion locally and remotely via a network of specialists around the world linked by a global tele-medical network.
Now, locals and international visitors can receive world-class cardiac care without time-consuming and life-threatening travel to distant centres.

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