Do you have a desire for critical care nursing?
At Freeman Health System, we take care of the community’s most critically ill patients. This requires a highly experienced, dedicated, critical care nursing team. Our nurses play a vital role in helping patients improve and recover to get back to daily living. Freeman offers a variety of clinical experiences and growth opportunities to help you become a highly skilled RN.
Are you interested in a Critical Care Nursing at Freeman?
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Intensive Care Unit / Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Freeman Intensive Care Unit provides exceptional care in a state-of-the-art, 33-bed intensive care unit (ICU) and 7-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). Physicians lead critical care services and oversee the care of critically ill patients.
Our specialized team consists of critical care physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists to provide exceptional care for our community. The unit is supported by our education team and critical care onboarding specialist who work closely with the department leaders. We offer up-to-date certification classes, educational advancement opportunities, SIM lab experiences and RN Residency classes to ensure you are prepared and up to date on your nursing skills.
Transitional Care Unit
Freeman Hospital West is the first hospital in the area to offer a transitional care unit (TCU), a 20-bed unit for patients who are still too ill for the medical floor but have progressed to the point where they no longer need the level of care provided in the intensive care unit (ICU). TCU provides care for high acuity patients who require close monitoring. Every patient admitted to the TCU has constant monitoring via wireless remote telemetry packs of heart rate/EKG, noninvasive blood pressure and oxygen saturation.
TCU is a great place for clinicians who have gained experience in the foundations of nursing to learn high-level critical thinking skills. There is a strong focus on the “why” behind patient care, along with teamwork. TCU offers a weekend option program to allow fewer weekend shift requirements for other bedside nurses.
With a nursing ratio of 1:4 and a nurse technician ratio of 1:6, registered nurses, nurse technicians and monitor techs provide staffing around the clock.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the only one of its kind in the four-state area, provides specialized care that combines state-of-the-art technology with years of experience treating premature and critically ill infants. Survival rates for infants under three pounds have increased significantly as a result of the outstanding medical care provided by the Freeman NICU team of doctors, neonatal nurse practitioners, specialized developmental therapists and nurses.
The NICU is a Level III, 24-bed unit equipped to handle critically ill or premature babies. With pod nursing for efficiency, patient supervision and infection control, our nurses focus on what matters most.
Freeman NICU, features the Angel Eye NICU Camera System, a secure web-based camera system that allows parents to remotely see their child via a live video feed. A camera mounted on the baby’s bed provides parents 24-hour access to their child, helping ease the pain of separation if parents must return to work or leave the hospital.