Intermediate Care Nurse Career Guide

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Overview

An Intermediate Care Registered Nurse (RN) plays a crucial role in providing specialized care to patients who require a level of monitoring and treatment between general ward care and intensive care. They possess the necessary skills and knowledge to manage patients with complex conditions, requiring frequent assessments and interventions. Some of the essential job functions in this specialty

Education

Becoming an Intermediate Care RN requires obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which typically takes around four years to complete. Aspiring nurses can pursue this degree from accredited nursing programs offered by universities, colleges or nursing schools. These programs provide a comprehensive education in areas such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and nursing practice.

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Related certifications

To pursue a career as an Intermediate Care RN, candidates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain their nursing license. Additionally, some states may require additional certifications or specialized training in intermediate care. Prior experience in acute care settings or a related field is highly beneficial, as it provides valuable exposure to

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Skills

Success in the field of Intermediate Care nursing relies on a combination of knowledge, hard and soft skills and abilities. Intermediate Care RNs must possess a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing, critical thinking and clinical judgment. They should have excellent assessment skills, proficiency in administering medications and the ability to interpret and analyze patient data. Effective communication, collaboration and organizational

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Responsibilities

As a staff or travel Intermediate Care RN, professionals are responsible for closely monitoring patients' conditions, identifying changes and initiating appropriate interventions. They administer medications, maintain accurate documentation and educate patients and their families on self-care techniques and treatment plans. Intermediate Care RNs collaborate with healthcare teams to develop individualized care plans, ensure patients receive timely interventions and

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Intermediate Care Nurse
$1,678-2,444/week

The average salary for a Intermediate Care Nurse is $2,066.73 per week.

Last updated on July 12, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Opportunities for professional growth and specialization.

  • Exposure to complex patient cases and critical care techniques.

  • Rewarding experiences in helping patients progress toward recovery.

  • Enhanced skill set in managing acute and chronic conditions.

  • Competitive salary and job stability in the healthcare industry.

Cons:

  • Physically and emotionally demanding work.

  • Fast-paced environment with high patient loads.

  • Exposure to infectious diseases and potential workplace hazards.

  • Frequent shift work and irregular schedules.

  • The need to

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Intermediate Care Nurse Jobs


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Travel Nurse RN - PCU - Progressive Care Unit

  • Kansas City, MO
  • OneStaff Medical
  • 5x12 hrs, Nights
  • Referral Bonus

$3,709/week

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Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care

  • Marshfield, WI
  • Planet Healthcare
  • 4x12 hrs, Nights
  • Referral Bonus

$3,528/week

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Travel Contract

Travel Nurse RN - Intermediate Care

  • Marshfield, WI
  • Planet Healthcare
  • 4x12 hrs, Days
  • Referral Bonus

$3,528/week

Posted Today
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Travel Nurse RN - PCU - Progressive Care Unit

  • Marshfield, WI
  • Stability Healthcare
  • 4x12 hrs, Nights

$3,325/week

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