Travel Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)

  1. Scranton,PA
  2. Sep 09, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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13125487 Job Description & Requirements
Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $41.00 - 43.00

This position presents an opportunity to join an elite team of passionate physicians and nurses within the PCU.

Details:
We need someone who is able to make quick decisions on their feet, someone who is detail oriented, but able to see the bigger picture. A candidate for our unit is someone who is eager and enthusiastic about work, someone who has integrity, and able to self-report mistakes or errors without fear of being reprimanded. This is an extremely fast paced environment, so we need someone with strong assessment and clinical skills. We have great cooperation and RN to RN interactions here, as well as great physician relations. We also have a close relationship with our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). CCRN/PCCN preferred but not necessary. A candidate for this unit would have experience with: - ventilators (we care for patients who are chronically vented and have a trach) - multiple drips/pressors - wound/dressing changes - tracheostomy care - arterial lines/CVPs - epidurals - PCAs - lumbar drains - care for patients on bipap and hiflow - line draws from VAMPs

A progressive care nurse (PCU RN) works in a progressive care unit (PCU) and cares for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. PCU RNs use computer equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital information and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Close observation is necessary as many PCU patients receive a significant amount of complex meds, sometimes through an intravenous line that may need to be adjusted or titrated. The PCU RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse or telemetry nurse, and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown, and ER holding.


Required Qualifications
General Certifications(BLS/BCLS,ACLS)
Pa lic and Finger printing
2 current Ref are required

Facility Location
Scranton offers year-round historic attractions. In the Spring you can take a trip beneath the surface of the earth to board a trolley at the Electric City Trolley Station or take a coal mine tour at the Museum. You can snowboard, snow tube or ski at one of Scranton's two ski resorts, or ice skate in one of the parks and indoor ice arenas.

Job Benefits
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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