Job Summary: Lowell General's Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, is designed for the latest in critical care services. Patients who are critically ill and those who are in the early stages of recovery from advanced cardiac surgery receive the highest available level of care where they are closely monitored around the clock by a team of specially educated, experienced physicians and nurses.
The ICU's unique design enables the nursing and physician staff to have a full view of virtually all patients at all times. Each of the single rooms has state-of-the-art technology that enables staff to monitor patients' vital signs continually. For those visiting loved ones in the ICU, the wide, sunlit gallery surrounding the ICU provides a comfortable, attractive area to gather and provide emotional and spiritual support for the patient and each other. Visiting family members are welcome at any time.
The ICU main campus has also achieved the high honor of the BEACON AWARD for EXCELLENCE.
Qualifications: Critical care experience required, recent ICU experience preferred Able to read and interpret Tele strips independently and have excellent time management skills RN candidates must be able to use electronic based charting systems. Cerner experience is preferred. Valid BLS and ACLS required
Magnet Designation: The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. The ANCC grants Magnet Recognition to hospitals that exhibit exemplary patient and employee outcomes and satisfaction, and retain the best staff from all disciplines. It is the highest level of recognition that an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. To put the importance of Magnet Recognition in perspective, of all hospitals in the nation, only 6.7% hold this prestigious designation and only 4% of hospitals receive Magnet Re-designation. The ANCC honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care in October, 2010 and re-designated Lowell General in April, 2015.
About Lowell General Hospital: Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts and are proud to be a Magnet hospital. Magnet provides a road map for excellence in nursing and can serve as a framework for a hospital nursing delivery system that elevates performance all around. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. Magnet provides a multiyear framework for quality improvement and a structured means to engage staff in decision-making. Team building, collaborating across disciplines and building staff engagement while difficult to quantify, are often results of the Magnet process.
Not only is Lowell General Hospital an exceptional place to work, it also offers amazing opportunities for our staff. We promote from within whenever possible and want to see staff grow and advance in their careers! As a LGH nurse, you can take part in our Clinical Advancement Program which recognizes nurses who consistently expand their roles by providing exceptional patient care. We have competitive salaries &; benefits, shared governance, tuition reimbursement, clinical mobility tracks and free on-campus parking.
We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with Complete connected careSM