Critical Nurse Jobs

Novello Healthcare is a dedicated Critical nursing agency with high-paying Critical Nurse jobs in every region of England and Wales – join us today!

To find out about our current rates, simply call one of our friendly team on 0333 307 8897

Our registration process is super quick and pain-free, so you can register in under 60 seconds and get compliant in as little as 24 hours!

We add new hospitals every week, so even if we don’t have what you need right now – we’ll contact you when we do in future!

View our map below to see details of every location across England and Wales – or read more about us here.

Critical Nurse Jobs Map

Novello Healthcare has high-paying Critical Nurse jobs at hospitals in every region across England and Wales. Use our interactive map below to see all our hospitals in your area!

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      Visit each section below to discover all our Critical Nurse jobs in hundreds of hospitals across each region and county of England and Wales!

      Specialisms

      When you register with Novello Healthcare you aren’t limited to just Critical Nurse jobs, you can work shifts across all our other specialties below!

      What is a Critical Nurse?

      A critical care nurse, often referred to as an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) nurse, is a highly specialised type of registered nurse (RN) who provides care to patients who are critically ill or experiencing life-threatening conditions.

      Critical care nursing is a demanding and challenging field that requires specialized skills and knowledge. Here are some key responsibilities and duties of a critical care nurse:

      1. Monitoring Patients
        Critical care nurses closely monitor the vital signs of patients, including heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation. They also assess neurological status and other critical indicators.

      2. Managing Life Support Equipment
        These nurses are proficient in operating and troubleshooting complex medical equipment such as ventilators, cardiac monitors, and infusion pumps.

      3. Administering Medications
        Critical care nurses administer a wide range of medications, including intravenous drugs, antibiotics, pain management medications, and sedatives. They must ensure that medications are given at the correct dose and on time.

      4. Assessing and Documenting
        Regular assessment of the patient’s condition is crucial. Nurses document changes in patient status, reactions to treatments, and any relevant information to provide a clear picture of the patient’s progress.

      5. Collaborating with the Healthcare Team
        Critical care nurses work closely with physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to create and adjust treatment plans.

      6. Family Support
        They often provide emotional support and information to patients’ families, who may be dealing with a highly stressful and uncertain situation.

      7. Advocacy
        Advocating for the patient’s best interests and ensuring that their needs are met is a vital role for critical care nurses.

      8. Emergency Response
        In critical care settings, situations can change rapidly. Nurses must be prepared to respond to emergencies and make quick decisions to stabilize patients.

      9. Patient and Family Education
        Providing education to patients and their families about their condition, treatment options, and what to expect during their stay in the ICU is an essential part of the role.

      10. Ethical and Legal Considerations
        Critical care nurses must navigate complex ethical and legal issues, including end-of-life decisions and advanced directives.

      Critical care nurses typically work in intensive care units (ICUs), cardiac care units (CCUs), surgical ICUs, and other specialised critical care areas within hospitals. Due to the high acuity of patients in these units, the role of a critical care nurse is demanding but rewarding, as they play a crucial role in saving lives and providing the best possible care to critically ill individuals.

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