Progressive Care Unit Registered Nurse

Webster, TX

Posted: 03/26/2019 Employment Type: Contractor Industry: Nurse, Health Care Job Number: J2Y6N865QPZ1FTBJS6C

Pulse Staffing is searching for Progressive Care Unit, PCU, Telemetry, Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses for a new unit at a busy hospital. This is a 4-6 week contract. Days or nights

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients.
  • Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit and managing all assigned personnel, supplies, and equipment.
  • Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care.
  • Responds to Code Blue and implements life-saving measures, per ACLS protocol.
  • Interprets EKG rhythm strips, on all telemetry patients.
  • Monitors special drugs (i.e., Dopamine, Lidocaine, Dobutrex, and Cardizem) and other cardiac drugs, as per protocol. Assesses patients in an ongoing manner, per protocol.
  • Assists physician with procedures, as needed (i.e., thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, and venous access devices). Assumes the responsibility of charging the unit, as needed.
  • Responsible for assessment of patient with telemetry monitoring and/or continuous pulse oximeter.
  • Responsible for maintaining customer friendly atmosphere. Draws blood from venous lines.
  • Models and reinforces behavior consistent with goals for teaching the patient, communicates patient status to appropriate member of the healthcare team, and provides support to the family, as needed.
  • Scanning supplies from P.O.U. area. Responsible for ensuring Through-Put Plan is enforced and followed.
  • Responsible for scanning patient armbands and administering medications via E-MAR.
  • Responsible for entering orders via Order Management in computer
  • Responsible for ensuring core measure patients are identified and protocols followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining patient safety goals

  • Must have 2+ years of TELE, ICU, or PCU experience
  • Must have ACLS
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing is required.

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