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RN - MS/IMC
Ref No.: 20-01649
Category: Travel Nursing and Allied
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
Department Description: (example: how many beds, etc. )
The Medical Surgical Intermediate Care (MSIMC) Unit is a 20-bed critical care unit with a patient mix that includes stable Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Gastrointestinal Bleed, Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease, Tracheostomy/ Ventilator patients, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trauma, Sepsis, and many more. The patients admitted to MSIMC have acute, high-risk but non-emergent needs that can benefit from closer observation and highly skilled nursing interventions including telemetry monitoring. Our nursing culture is focused heavily on teamwork, process improvement, and safety for staff and patients. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service excellence and quality care to patients and families in their time of need.

General Job Duties:
Standard for every patient:
• RN completes vitals q4 hours (0000, 0400, 0800, 1200, 1600, 2000)
• RN completes head-to-toe assessment every 8 hours including intake and output
• Daily weights (weights done between 0300 and 0700).
• Write walks on whiteboards with distance and time for each. Should walk in hallways if able
• Bedside shift report in patient rooms
• Care plans completed on nocs if possible unless completing wound treatments
• Measure telemetry strips (0600, 1400, 2200)
• RN rounds at 0930 in Clinical Lead Office

Equipment Utilized In Department: (example: electronic charting, medication systems)
EPIC, Pyxis, Alaris Pump, tube station, computer on wheels, Rovers for medication administration, telemetry monitoring and vital sign equipment, capnography equipment, O2, suction, wound vacs, etc

Required Skills:
Trach/vent care, insulin drips, heparin drips, amiodarone drip, Cardizem drip, nitroglycerin drip, stroke care, blood administration, CIWA assessment and intervention, complex post-op care.

Required Licensure:
BLS, ACLS

Unit Specific Training:
stroke

Nurse To Patient Ratio (nursing only):
3-4 patients per nurse