Also referred to as: Intensive Care Nurse Leader, Intensive Care Supervising Nurse, Nurse Manager - ICU
Requirements and Responsibilities

Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit directs nursing service activities for assigned intensive care unit patients. Delegates responsibilities to auxiliary and intensive care unit staff nurses; supervises preparation and maintenance of intensive care unit patient clinical records. Being a Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit manages inventory of solutions, supplies, medicines, narcotics, and equipment according to hospital policies, procedures and regulations. Evaluates intensive care unit staff performance and quality of service. Additionally, Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit coaches and develops nursing staff. Requires a bachelor's degree of accredited nursing program. Typically reports to top management. Requires Registered Nurse (RN). The Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Head Nurse - Intensive Care Unit typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

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