Working as an Intensive Care (ICU) nurse, you will be faced with a challenging set of responsibilities as you work with patients in critical conditions who require 24/7 care.
ICU nursing is a specialist role that requires in-depth training, over and above being a registered nurse. There is a wide range of temporary and permanent roles available with Bowler-Bentley Recruitment, you can click on the link here to find out more.
As an ICU nurse, you would be detail-orientated, highly organised and present a calm and patient nature, even in stressful and high-pressure situations.
Your daily duties would include the following responsibilities:
It is crucial that ICU nurses present quick-thinking abilities in order to assess and prioritise patient requirements, as well as collaborate with various medical specialists and departments.
The industry standard for ICU nurses ranges from 38K € to 48K € and will increase based on your number of years of experience in the field. With competitive pay rates, Bowler-Bentley Recruitment will likely be able to push your salary beyond the “going rate”.
To work as an ICU nurse in Ireland, you will be a registered nurse with the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) or entitled to be so registered. Furthermore, you will have undergone specialist training in order to hone in on the skills required in ICU nursing.
As an ICU nurse, you will:
Where can you go with ICU nursing?
As an ICU nurse, your specialist skills are highly desirable, enabling you to progress into a number of different roles. You can become an ICU nurse who specialises in the following sectors: Medical-Surgical ICU Nursing, Neonatal ICU (NICU) Nursing and many more.
With experience, you may want to progress into roles with more responsibility, such as a senior leadership or managerial role, or you may want to become a highly-skilled ICU nurse consultant. Some oncology nurses go on to be involved in research, publishing their findings and knowledge acquired after years of experience. ICU nursing is a great career path that makes for a bright future.
New job opportunities arise on a daily basis, so if you are open to a career in ICU nursing, take a look through our job posts page on our website or get in touch directly.
Bowler-Bentley Recruitment will not only ensure the right job fit for you but will also advise and support you in your unique challenges, as well as your long-term development.
We have successfully placed domestic and international ICU nurse candidates with clients in Ireland. If you are interested in relocating to Ireland for an ICU nursing role, please get in touch with Bowler-Bentley Recruitment.