Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
- Sep 09, 2017
- Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
13125478 Job Description & Requirements
Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $40.00 - 44.00
This position presents an opportunity to join an elite team of passionate physicians and nurses within the PCU.
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.
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At American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:
- Competitive pay rates
- Free, quality, private housing
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- 401(k) and Flex Spending
- Life Insurance
- Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
- Free Continuing Education
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About the Company
Since its inception in 1985, American Mobile Healthcare has set the highest standards in professional recruitment for the travel healthcare industry. Our professional staffing team offers unparalleled customer service and industry commitment, as well as top pay and benefits. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply
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