ITU Nurse Jobs

Novello Healthcare is a dedicated ITU nursing agency with high-paying ITU 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.

ITU Nurse Jobs Map

Novello Healthcare has high-paying ITU 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 ITU Nurse jobs in hundreds of hospitals across each region and county of England and Wales!

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

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      What is an ITU Nurse?

      An ITU (Intensive Therapy Unit) nurse, also known as an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) nurse, is a highly specialised registered nurse who works in the intensive care unit of a hospital. ICU nurses provide care to critically ill patients who require constant monitoring and complex medical interventions.

      Here are some key responsibilities and duties of an ITU/ICU nurse:

      1. Critical Care
        ITU/ICU nurses care for patients with life-threatening conditions or who have undergone major surgeries. They monitor patients’ vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate, often using advanced monitoring equipment.

      2. Ventilator Management
        Many ICU patients require mechanical ventilation. ICU nurses are skilled in managing ventilators and ensuring that patients receive adequate oxygenation and ventilation.

      3. Medication Administration
        They administer medications and intravenous (IV) therapies, including potent drugs that may have critical effects on a patient’s condition. Dosing and titration of medications are often closely monitored.

      4. Continuous Assessment
        ITU/ICU nurses perform frequent and thorough assessments of patients’ conditions, including neurological status, cardiovascular status, and respiratory function. They are trained to detect any subtle changes in a patient’s condition promptly.

      5. Collaborative Care
        ICU nurses work closely with a multidisciplinary healthcare team that includes physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other specialists. They collaborate to develop and adjust treatment plans as necessary.

      6. Emergency Response
        ICU nurses are prepared to respond quickly to emergencies and critical situations within the unit. This may include initiating life-saving interventions, such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or rapid response team activation.

      7. Communication
        They provide emotional support and information to patients’ families, explaining treatment plans, discussing prognosis, and addressing concerns. Effective communication is crucial in managing the stress and anxiety often associated with critical care situations.

      8. Infection Control
        ICU nurses adhere to strict infection control protocols to prevent the spread of infections within the unit, which is especially important due to the vulnerability of critically ill patients.

      9. Documentation
        Proper documentation of patient assessments, interventions, and responses to treatment is essential for legal and medical record-keeping purposes.

      10. Education
        ICU nurses often educate patients and families about the patient’s condition, treatment options, and what to expect during their stay in the ICU and afterward.

      ICU nursing is demanding and requires a high level of knowledge, skill, and critical thinking. Nurses in this specialty are expected to stay updated on the latest medical advancements and treatment modalities. They must also be prepared to work in high-stress environments, as the care they provide can be life-saving for critically ill patients. Advanced certifications in critical care nursing may be pursued to further specialize in this field.

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