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  • Day Webster - Medical Recruitment
  • Day Webster - Medical Recruitment
  • Day Webster - Medical Recruitment
  • Day Webster - Medical Recruitment
  • Day Webster - Medical Recruitment
  • Day Webster - Medical Recruitment

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Nursing/Doctors Vacancies

Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit Nursing is a complex and challenging specialism to which many registered nurses (RNs) aspire. Intensive Care Unit Nurses use their advanced skills to care for patients who are critically ill and at high risk from life-threatening health problems.

We offer permanent, locum and temporary contract opportunities for Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit Nurses in the UK and further afield.

At Day Webster Healthcare we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we build with all our clients, which enable us to deliver what our clients require and keep the promises we make.

Our dedicated team have strong industry experience and can provide a range of individually tailored workforce solutions, from fully staffing a new service with permanent employees to providing a fully managed relief panel to cover last minute and planned absences.

Critical Care Nurse duties and responsibilities
When a patient has suffered a heart attack, stroke, shock, severe trauma, respiratory distress or other severe medical issue, it is vital that they receive immediate and intensive nursing care. Critical care nurses are adept at providing such care in settings where patients can be given complex assessments and treatment.

Critical care nurse duties and responsibilities include:
- Assessing a patient’s condition and planning and implementing patient care plans.
- Treating wounds and providing advanced life support.
- Assisting physicians in performing procedures.
- Observing and recording patient vital signs.
- Ensuring that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly.
- Administering intravenous fluids and medications.
- Ordering diagnostic tests.
- Collaborating with other members of the critical care team.
- Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment.
- Acting as patient advocate.
- Providing education and support to patient families.

Critical care nurses may also care for pre- and post-operative patients. In addition, some serve as case managers and policy makers, while others perform administrative duties.

Characteristics and skills of Critical Care Nurses

Intensive Care Unit Nurses must be proficient in a wide variety of high-level nursing skills. They need to be experts in evaluating intensive care patients, administering care, recognising complications and co-ordinating with other members of the critical care team. Successful critical care nurses also excel at interpersonal communication, leadership, strategic planning, critical thinking and decision-making.

Our full service consists of:
- Permanent, locum and contract staffing solutions. A 24/7 on-call service is available.
- Ad hoc cover for annual leave, sick leave or increased staffing demands as a result of increased service provision.
- Regular training courses.
- A comprehensive pre-employment candidate vetting service, including a Garda and UK police check.
- Full payroll support team.
- All our staff are fully vetted through our rigorous compliance procedure.

For all queries call our dedicated ITUTeam on 020 8498 6837 or email

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