Travel Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
- Sep 09, 2017
- Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
13104536 Job Description & Requirements
Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8/10/12 D/N Pay Rate: $28.00 - 30.00
This position presents an opportunity to join an elite team of passionate physicians and nurses within the PCU unit.
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.
NC RN Lic or Compact State Lic
RNs will support M/S-Tele-PCU patients in the PACU area due to capacity influx (non-pacu patients). If there are no patients in this holding area, the RNs would float to support other competent areas throughout the hospital (similar to Float Pool RNs roles/duties).
About the Facility
Attracting patients from all over the world, this medical center is one of the leading healthcare facilities in the U.S. and the largest private university healthcare complex in the American Southeast. Consistently ranked among the five leading U.S. medical centers by U.S. News & World Report, this renowned facility utilizes the latest scientific research and most sophisticated technology to achieve its commitments not only to superior medical service and compassionate patient care but also socially relevant education and global healthcare solutions.
Home to Duke University and Research Triangle Park, Durham offers a wide variety of
cultural and outdoor activities, a reasonable cost of living and highly prestigious medical facilities. Southern, yet cosmopolitan, laid back yet bursting with energy, this North Carolina city is a sought-after destination throughout the year.
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:
- Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
- Medical plans with dental and vision
- Complimentary, high-quality private housing
- 401(k) and flex spending options
- Life insurance
- Accident and short-term disability coverage
- Free continuing education (CE) courses
- Travel allowances
- Guaranteed pay program
- Tuition discount program
- Referral bonuses
About the Company
Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation's top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.
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