RN Progressive Care (PCU)

Kokomo, Indiana

Category: Nursing

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 789144

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $50 / Hour

Posted Date: 5/30/2024

Kokomo, Indiana

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Nursing

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $50 / Hour

Job ID: 789144

Posted Date: 5/30/2024

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The Progressive Care Unit RN, as a professionalpractitioner, assumes the responsibility and accountability for deliveringpatient care to telemetry/progressive care patients. The Progressive Care UnitRN demonstrates the ability to make clinical judgments in an effective andefficient manner with supervision. This individual employs critical thinkingand performance ability in the coordinator of patient care, consistentlyperforms according to nursing standards, and is accountable in managing patientcare and assisting others in the management of patient care.  The Progressive Care Unit RN is sometimesalso called a step-down nurse, cardiac stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgicalstepdown and in some medical centers, the PCU is also known as a transition orintermedia unit. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement andevaluate patient care on a progressive care unit
  • Performs focused interviews to identify specific patients’needs
  • Assesses signs and symptoms indicating physiologic andpsychosocial changes in the patient’s condition
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information fromhealth care members and documents actual and/or potential nursing diagnoses
  • Documents the patient’s plan of care using identifiednursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursinginterventions
  • Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient carerequirements
  • Performs interventions according to identified priorities,plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard
  • Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic patientenvironment
  • Initiates and evaluates patient and/or family education
  • Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes inmedical plan of care, effective/ineffective nursing interventions
  • Documents patient’s response to nursing and otherinterventions
  • Uses clinical judgment in evaluation activities to meetpatient care needs of an assigned unit/floor including establishing priorities
  • Monitors safety and effectiveness of the environment andequipment

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which thenurse practices
  • One year prior professional nursing experience preferredwith one year progressive care unit experience preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency programwhen applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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