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The Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU) is a 17 bed critical care department. The STICU is an interdisciplinary department, providing care to the following specialties/sub specialties: acute surgery, trauma, transplant, neuro-trauma, otolaryngology, ortho/spine trauma. The STICU also receives admissions for the neurosurgery and medical intensive care population. The medical and surgical care of the patient population are managed by surgical critical care intensivist. The unit has a very active shared governance group, Relief staff leaders and clinical staff leaders. The unit has opportunities for mentorship and development, including: a trauma nurse specialist and leadership program.

Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse II provides individualized, goal-directed patient care to families and patients at the competent level utilizing the principles and practices of the nursing process; delivers safe and effective care and interacts with other members of the health care team to achieve desired results.

Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two years and successfully obtain a BSN degree within four years of the RN hire or reclassification date. A minimum of one year of critical care work experience as a registered nurse required.

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