Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses must provide top end care for patients with life-threatening medical conditions. ICU Nurses must have the ability to make timely and accurate decisions while keeping composed during unforeseen, traumatic events.
Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses responsibilities include:
Analyzing the progress of the patient.
Following the correct process if the patient's condition changes.
Assisting physicians with procedures.
Ensuring all medical devices are functioning properly while caring for patients.
Giving necessary medication in a fast moving, high stress environment.
Providing emotional support while updating family members of current health status of the patient.
One year of experience as an Intensive Care Unit RN within the past two years.
Active Nursing License in good standing.
Current Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
Negative Drug Screen.
Anchorage is a unique city to work in one of the world's most spectacular natural settings. Surrounded by mountains but is warmed by an ocean climate, life in Anchorage is teaming year-round with adventure and beauty. Every season is filled with festivities, sporting events and unique recreation opportunities that registered nurses can find nowhere else in America.
In the summer, the days seem endless. Because of it's northern lattitude, Anchorage has over 19 hours of sunlight in the summer. Most people are surprised to find that the long days fill Alaska super-sized flowers and greenery. You might even want to visit the Matanuska Valley for some fresh vegetables and see first hand just how large they grow.
As the days grow longer, Anchorage comes alive with live outdoor music and outdoor recreation in the beautiful Alaskan outdoors is on the agenda for almost every day. In Alask, the wilderness is always at your back door. This is a city where the great outdoors is more then just a way of life, and our wildlife roams free throughout the immense greenbelts that stretch through the city. You'll want to explore such icons as Mount McKinley, Lake Hood, the Chugach Mountains, and the Anchorage coastal trail. the great ski areas, and the world renowned agricultural region in the Matanuska Valley where the vegetables grow as big as our salmon, it's no wonder Anchorage Alaska draws so many visitors back to the state again and again.
In the winter, Anchorage becomes a wonderland. Skiers and snowboarders have three choices within 45 minutes of downtown Anchorage. All of them surround you in stunning scenery and awesome terrain. Opportunities are also available for the truly adventurous to head into the backcountry to ski on untouched powder. Winter also provides opportunties to see the northern lights put on a light show that that can only rarely be seen anywhere else in America. Add in dog sleeding, ice fishing, skijoring (a fast growing sport that combines cross country skiing with a dog pulling you) and Anchorage's vibrant indoors nightlife and you have a destination like no other!
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