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. Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, and function as advisor, resource, for patients and their families as a member of the patient care team. Requirements: Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of a specialized field; Bachelor's of Nursing, preferred; Less than one year experience; Microsoft Office Suite; Basic computer skills; Cerner; Synquest; Standard Office Equipment; Medical terminology; Nursing Process skills based on MD Nurse Practice Act; Critical thinking skills; Medical equipment; Maryland Registered Nurse License; American Heart Association CPR Certification.