Catholic Health Initiatives RN-III - Critical Care/ICU in WILLISTON, North Dakota

RN-III - Critical Care/ICU


Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit is held accountable for following the policies and procedures of the department, organization, and CHI.

Additionally, the position serves as a role model for ethical behavior and promotes an awareness and understanding of positive ethical and moral principles consistent with the Mission, Vision and Behavior Standards of Mercy Medical Center.

Essential Duties:

  1. Utilizes the nursing process in developing the plan of care.

  2. Based on care plan, implements care and reevaluates care based on the patient response to treatments. Documents progress towards goals.

  3. Administers specified medications, by either oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or intravenous route as ordered. Documents response to medications.

  4. Assembles equipment for procedures and uses patient’s supplies appropriately during procedures commonly performed by the RN.

  5. Completes nursing assessment of patient and documents appropriately into the patient’s record.

  6. Sets priorities in plan of care based on assessed needs.

  7. Assesses educational needs and engages in patient/family education and

teaching as appropriate. Documents this education.

  1. Continuously observes, monitors and/or assesses the patient status and reports any changes in condition or adverse reactions to medications or treatments. Documents this in the patient’s record. Notifies MD.

  2. Communicates with patient and family regarding the patient’s status, progress towards goals, and health care needs.

  3. Documents all pertinent information into the patient’s record. Performs this

documentation at the patient’s bedside.

  1. Transcribes physician orders appropriately.

  2. Demonstrates knowledge in management of complex equipment: Ventilators,hemodynamic monitoring, temporary transcutaneous and trans venous, pacemakers, cardiac/oxygen saturation/non-invasive blood pressure monitors, epidural catheters, fluid and blood pumps.

  3. Demonstrates knowledge in advanced nursing skills: airway management, dysrhythmia management, and shock management.

  4. Serves as a team leader in Code 99 situations.

  5. Assist to maintain order and cleanliness of utility, nutrition, medication and supply room, nurses station, patient cupboards and consulting room.

  6. Checks equipment and supplies and assists with room set up.

  7. Manages intravenous fluids, medications, and blood administration. Documents patients response.

  8. Accountable for meeting goals set in evaluation.



Must have current North Dakota Registered Nurse License.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Pass color blindness test.


Graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's Degree preferred.


Two years of Medical-Surgical Nursing or Intensive Care Nursing preferred.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Critical Care/ICU


Daily Schedule Rotating

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0103677