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Registered Nurse - ICU - $15,000 Sign-On Bonus



At St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

  • Same Day pay through Daily Pay

  • Employee referral program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Up to $15,000 sign on bonus!

  • Shift differentials

  • On-call pay

  • Additional shift pay

  • Education supplemental pay

  • Paid vacation & holiday pay

  • Certification pay

  • Medical, dental, vision, & hearing benefits


The registered nurse provides assessment, problem identification (nursing diagnosis), care planning (including desired outcome determination), implementation and evaluation in nursing care in a patient and family centered manner in accordance with licensure scope of practice, regulatory standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a warm and caring not-for-profit community healthcare facility that's certified for 94 beds. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Within our welcoming walls, you'll find a wide array of core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care. But that's just the beginning. We're not just a hospital; we're a beacon of health and wellness in the North Country. We proudly offer outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, and Potsdam, NY.

STATUS: Part Time

LOCATION: Canton-Potsdam Hospital


SCHEDULE: 12.5 hour, Night Shifts


  • Required: Associate's degree of an accredited nursing program

  • Required: Current, unrestricted New York State registered professional nursing license

  • Preferred: BSN from an accredited nursing program

  • Preferred: Registered nurse with 2 years of medical-surgical nursing/charge nurse experience. Registered nurse with 2 years of medical-surgical nursing/charge nurse experience. Register nurse with a minimum of 1-2 years of recent critical care/Intermediate Level of Care/charge nurse experience. Nationally Certified (AACN). Required to obtain CCRN within two years of hire. Work at least 37.5 hours a year in a critical care area to include CCU, ER or PACU.


  • Performs a comprehensive patient assessment to identify patient and family needs

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care involving the patient and the family.

  • Performs and documents direct patient and family centered care and patient education according to nursing standards of practice

  • Identifies and responds to patient conditions to achieve positive patient outcomes

  • Performs discharge planning to ensure safe and appropriate transition of care

  • Directs and delegates care provided by unlicensed team members

  • Provides world class customer service to patients and families

Unit Specific Details:

A Critical Care Nurse can perform the following functions in the absence of a physician:

  • Administer 02

  • Start IV

  • Administer drugs per ACLS protocol, CCU and hospital policy and procedure, excluding controlled substances

  • Perform procedures in accordance with ACLS protocols, i.e. CPR, defibrillation, cardioversion

  • Use the temporary transcutaneous pacemaker

The RN may also assist the physician with the insertion and care of a pacemaker, central line as well as arterial line, and discontinuing catheters as ordered as well as:

  • Operate EKG monitors at the central station and be able to distinguish rhythms and arrhythmias.

  • Administer and titrate IV medications as ordered to include Tridil, Nipride, Dobutrex, Dopamine, Lidocaine, Fentanyl, Pronestyl, Diprovan, Cardizem, Insulin, Levophed, Aggrastat, Amiodarone as well as other medication ordered such as Versed and Paralytic medications.

  • Administer Thrombolytic agents under direct supervision of an MD

  • Extubate patients when ordered.

  • Manage ventilated patients, ventilator settings as well as BIPAP and CPAP

  • Obtain 12 –lead EKG

  • Operate external as well as internal pacemaker as indicated.

  • Assist MD with all approved procedures that may include cardioversion, bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy, intubations, thoracentesis or paracentesis.

  • Complete iSTAT testing

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $38.86 - $53.11

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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