The Progressive Care Unit at Northwest Hospital is a 40-bed unit with an admitting diagnosis of chest pain, syncope, heart failure, stroke or GI bleeds. Patients on this unit may also be going through alcohol withdrawal or have had a change in mental status. Nurses on this unit are able to provide medical and surgical care, as well as telemetry services. The unit is equipped with a Phillips monitoring system with a central monitor station, and Stat View pagers, which are carried by each nurse. This is a busy and challenging unit. PCU staff members are outgoing and positive, and must utilize strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes.
Functions under the supervision of the RN in a cooperative effort with the health care team to assist in providing a variety of patient care related duties. Maintains the standards of nursing care for all patients and implements the policies and procedures of the unit, Hospital and Nursing Department.
Requirements: Entry level knowledge; basic employment skills; High School diploma or GED equivalent; less than one year experience; Basic computer skills; Synquest; Medical terminology; Hoyer lift; Communication devices; Specialty beds; Automatic B/P cuff; GNA / CNA Licensure; CPR card from AHA.