Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) RN Jobs in New York
Horizon Healthcare Staffing has many Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Registered Nurse jobs in New York. CICU RNs provide the assessment, diagnosis, planning, treatment and evaluation of preoperative and post-operative surgical patients. There is an emphasis on Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiac ICU care including rhythm interpretation, hemodynamics, airway management, pain management, medication management, safety precautions, patient/family education and support, and initiation of the rehabilitation process. Critical care nurses in the CICU provide care for patients from the beginning of care through their rehabilitation. Rehabilitation duty is just one aspect a cardiac intensive care unit nurse is responsible for.
CICU RN jobs are responsible for critical care duties. CICU nurses are responsible for temporary epicardial pacing, open cardiac arrest management, PA catheter removal, Pleural chest tube removal (selected nurses) external cardiac defibrillation, CRRT (selected nurses) and VAD (selected nurses). Carrying out these tasks is for someone determined to save someone’s life.
Working in the intensive care unit can be a daunting thought to most people. CICU RN jobs in New York are held by empathetic individuals that want to care for patients where they can make a difference. Critical care nurses tend to work long hours to deal with life or death situations. These situations will involve working with patients who are critically ill with heart problems. Patients need to be monitored for developments in their condition.
General Requirements to work as a CICU Nurse:
- Bachelor or Associate’s degree or any other professional diploma in Nursing
- 1 to 2 years’ experience prior to taking on a job in critical care
- Empathy, interpersonal communication, decision-making and critical thinking
- Information retrieval software and medical software
- Technical skills with traction equipment, vascular catheters and various imaging systems like ultrasound
Horizon Healthcare Staffing provides positions in the five boroughs of New York and Long Island. If you are interested in working in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, or upstate New York, please apply.