Clinical Patient Management – Tele-ICU
♦ Typical Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Evaluate and treat new adult admissions and intervene to prevent further deterioration.
- Diagnose and stabilize critically ill medical and surgical patients with impending or active organ failure (respiratory, cardiac, neurologic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, hematologic, renal, etc.) or life-threatening electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, or poisonings
- Initiate advanced cardiac life support until the code team arrives, then supervise and support the code team.
- Use data from appropriate monitoring devices to titrate therapy in the ICU.
- Initiate, manage, and wean patients from mechanical ventilation using a variety of techniques and ventilators.
- Act as the ICU team leader where appropriate and increase the clinical skill of ICU nurse practitioners, nurses and ancillary personnel in caring for critically ill patients.
- Institute best practices
- Respond to patient alarms and alerts
- Proactively communicate changes in patient status to the appropriate physician(s)
- Effectively communicate with members of the tele-ICU team in a collegial manner to provide safe and error-free care during routine care and emergent conditions.
♦ Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff.
♦ Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care as requested by the director or designee.
♦ Graduation from an accredited School of Medicine
♦ Board Certification or eligibility in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine or Anesthesia or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine or Anesthesia.
♦ Ability to obtain state medical license in all states where services are provided as well as current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency license and state controlled substance license.
♦ Ability to obtain staff privileges at all the hospitals for which coverage is being provided.
♦ Current ACLS certification.