Chicago is an epicenter of culture where a travel nurse can spend months of exploring without reaching the end of the city's gigantic to-do list. Located in the Midwest, Chicagoans enjoy four distinct seasons. Each season brings with it a new menu of ways to experience the city whether exploring the beaches of Lake Michigan via water taxi or getting hot cocoa and ice skating at famous Millennium Park. Although it's a bustling city, Chicago is filled with diverse smaller neighborhoods with identities of their own. As the starting place for several world-famous comedians, Chicago's a great place for comedy lovers to take in a show. Go to Second City, the home theater of many of Saturday Night Live's own comedians. Music loving nurses will feel right at home in Chicago. Its history of jazz and blues holds strong with free festivals throughout the year and jazz and blues clubs throughout the cities. Larger festivals like Lollapalooza feature big names in a variety of types of music. You can also get to know the city through Taste of Chicago, the largest outdoor food festival in the world. Chicago's parks are filled with museums of art, history, and science along with world-famous zoos and aquariums. Its many neighborhoods feature an array of cuisine including Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza and the Chicago hot dog. Chicago is a city that everyone should experience, and taking a travel nursing contract there is the excuse you're looking for. Give Nurses PRN a call when you're ready to check it out!
ICU RNs must provide top end care for patients with life-threatening injuries. Intensive Care Unit RNs must have the ability to make rapid and spot on decisions while keeping composed during unpredictable, traumatic events.
Intensive Care Unit RNs duties include:
- Evaluating the progress of the patient.
- Following the correct process if there are any changes in the patient’s condition.
- Assisting medical staff with procedures.
- Making sure all medical devices are functioning correctly while caring for patients.
- Giving needed medication in a fast moving, highly stressful environment.
- Providing emotional support while updating family members of current health status of the patient.
One year of experience as an Intensive Care Unit RN within the past two years.
- Current Nursing License in good standing.
- Up to date Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
- Must pass pre-employment drug screen.