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If you’re an empathetic person who can provide care for the most seriously ill people, a Critical Care Nurse position with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde could be a great fit for you. No two days or patients are the same, and you’ll help patients recover from serious illnesses or keep them comfortable in the last days of their lives. There are lots of temporary opportunities with Medacs, keeping you in control of when and where you work.
Critical Care Nurses, also referred to as ICU (intensive care unit) / ITU (intensive therapy unit) Nurses, look after the most seriously ill or unstable patients under hospital care. Your patients may need mechanical intervention from machines such as ventilators and dialysis machines to keep their basic bodily functions working, or to keep them comfortable in the last days of their lives.
Critical Care Nurses work in hospitals, within the ICU, ITU or other critical care departments, accepting patients once they have been stabilised by A&E or after surgery. As a Critical Care Nurse, you’ll closely monitor the patient you’re assigned to for signs of a decline. Critical Care Nurses have a few key responsibilities, including:
You’ll work closely with other clinical staff, including:
To work as a Critical Care Nurse through Medacs, you’ll need to:
Critical Care Nurses also need a few key skills and attributes to help them thrive, including:
If you’re looking to pick up extra Critical Care Nurse shifts, or fancy a new temporary role or full-time position, register with Medacs. You’ll get access to Critical Care Nurse jobs all across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region. Being part of the Medacs network opens up lots of other benefits, including a supportive personal consultant and next-day payroll.
If you want to help provide immediate care to seriously ill or unstable patients, an A&E Nurse position with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde could be the ideal role for you.
Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN) look after those who require inpatient or outpatient care for a mental illness or long-term mental health condition.