Travel Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
- Sep 09, 2017
- Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
13112077 Job Description & Requirements
Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D/N Pay Rate: $35.00 - 37.00
This well respected MIU (Medical Intermediate Unit) is looking for the right RN to join their team of driven, passionate healthcare professionals. This unit takes pride in delivering comprehensive, comfortable experiences for all patients and seeks an RN who works well within a team. Expect to grow professionally while providing the very best of care to those most in need.
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.
About the Facility
As the flagship hospital of eastern North Carolina's premier healthcare system, this facility offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care and houses the region's only Level I trauma center. Serving as the teaching hospital for a major university's school of medicine, this 861-bed hospital has received accreditation from The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and certification as a Primary Stroke Center, as well as the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus award from the American Stroke Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for Organ Donation.
Called the "health, entertainment, and educational hub" of North Carolina's Tidewater and Coastal Plain, Greenville, a city of approximately 90,000, has also been named one of America's "100 Best Communities for Young People," has ranked in the U.S. top ten "Best Small Places For Business And Careers" by Forbes, and has been designated North Carolina's "Sportstown USA" by Sports Illustrated.
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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