Critical Care Nurses:

Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $60,050.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 25,074
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 18.87 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Give medications or immunizations
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer intravenous medications
Administer non-intravenous medications
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Provide in home patient care
Administer medical injections
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Treat medical condition of patient
Apply traction to patients
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Administer first aid
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Conduct medical tests
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Develop treatment plans
Feed food to individuals
Perform emergency medical procedures
Massage patient or client
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Develop medical treatment plans
Deliver babies
Solve clinical problems
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Implement life support procedures
Develop dietary-care plans
Perform minor surgery
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Conduct medical x-rays
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Provide care for children or adolescents
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Employ respiratory equipment
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Develop patient therapy programs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Critical Care
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Acute Care
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Medical Assistance

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