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.
Job Description: Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, and function as advisor, resource, preceptor and leader for other members of the patient care team. Must consistently continue to meet the requirements and expectations for an RN I. Characterizes the nurse's ability to utilize clinical reasoning which includes clinical decision making, utilization of resources and synthesis thinking coupled with nursing skills required through a process of situational learning and evidence-based
Requirements: 1-3 years of experience; Basic professional knowledge; equivalent to a Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of theory and practice within a specialized field