The Director of ICU is a Registered Nurse who assumes 24 hour administrative responsibility for the management of all critical care nursing service functions.
Supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of patient care. Develops and implements departmental plans, including performance improvement activities and compliance with current regulations.
Assumes 24 hour accountability for the departments.
Supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the unit and effectively utilizes nursing personnel, time responsibilities for the unit and is directly accountable to the Assistant Administrator of Patient Care Services or Administrator.
Consults and communicates with staff, physicians, and administration both written and verbally on nursing issues and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met.
Assumes house supervisory responsibilities as assigned, including responding to codes throughout the hospital, assessing and charting, and following through with appropriate documentation.
ICU oversees the provision of patient care for adolescent, adult and older adult patients.