Registered Nurse (RN -CN 1), MICU, Flex Shift, ONA

Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN -CN 1), Flex Shift, Medical Intensive Care Unit, ONA

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - 24-bed unit.

Population served: Encompass the broad spectrum of critically ill patients in medicine including but not limited to sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, suicides, end-stage liver disease, end-stage renal disease, gastro-intestinal bleeds, acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pneumonia, Communicable diseases, end-of-life care, Post Arrest Care and patients that have acute on chronic medical issues/comorbidities. Bedside procedures- intubations, lines, and bronchs, Level 1, Minnesota tube, manual proning, and bedside CRRT.

Patients are typically admitted to this unit from the Emergency Department, outside facilities, and various units within our facility. There is a collaboration of interdisciplinary teams which is essential to the care provided to these patient populations. All patients admitted to this unit are under the care of Pulmonary Faculty Attendings with physician coverage 24/7. MICU Nursing staff respond to all rapids and codes in the hospital. MICU maintains the arrest bed 24/7 for rapidly declining patients in the hospital environment.

Orientation in this unit for RNs is 10-12 weeks depending on the experience level of the RN. The goal of care in this unit is to provide highly skilled complex nursing care in order to provide stabilization to the critical needs of the patient.

About the University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational, and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.


Job Responsibilities

The Registered Nurse (RN) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice nursing. The practice of nursing requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to groups and individuals. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. The care is culturally based and age-specific.

  • Prepares, implements evaluates, revises, and coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care for each assigned patient in a collaborative effort with the other healthcare team members and patient/family within the time frame indicated by the unit's standards of practice.
  • Communicates formulated plan of care, as appropriate, to all levels of associates involved in the patient's care, and demonstrates the ability to establish priorities of care based on the patient's assessment and needs.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment, and involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from behavioral health problems, unique psychological needs, or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, accountability, flexibility, and a cooperative attitude in meeting the needs of the unit.
  • The nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment and in accordance with hospital policy and procedure.
  • Acts as a resource person and mentor for new personnel, floater, and/or supplemental staff working on the unit.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Associate's Degree, the minimum required
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
  • ICU or UC Health Co-op experience preferred
  • Current OH RN License

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at