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Progressive Care Nurse - Travel - (PCU RN)

Job ID: 383306
Setting: PCU
Date Posted: 4/11/2018
Address: 17100 Euclid Street
Location: Fountain Valley, CA
Shift: 12 D
Duration: 13 Weeks
Start Date: 05/07/2018
Employment Type: Temporary
Hiring Organization: American Mobile Healthcare
Pay Rate: Call for details
*Combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements, excluding housing.

Job Description & Requirements

Progressive Care Nurse - Travel - (PCU RN)

Progressive Care Unit Registered Nurses provide care for patients who require close monitoring and frequent assessment but are not unstable enough to require ICU care. The PCU RN will monitor critical vital signs and detect any changes, enabling intervention in a life-threatening or emergency situation.. The PCU RN is also sometimes referred to as Step Down Nurse and the Progressive Care Unit can also be known as Cardiac Stepdown, Neuro Stepdown, Medical Stepdown, Surgical Stepdown and ER holding. The PCU RN cares for patients as they transition from the ICU. Progressive care describes the care delivered to patients whose needs are less acute.. A decreased risk of a life-threatening event, decreased need for invasive monitoring, increased stability and an increased ability to participate in their own care are characteristics of the progressive care patient. The PCU RN should demonstrate the following basic competencies: Basic and advanced life support Dysrhythmia monitoring techniques, interpretation and treatment Medication dosage calculation, patient monitoring for medication effects, continuous medication infusion administration (non-titrated vasoactive agents, anti-arrhythmic agents, platelet inhibitors and/or insulin) Patient monitoring using standardized procedures for pre-, intra, and post procedures (TEE, cardiac catheterization with PCI, cardioversion, bronchoscopy, EGD, PEG placement, chest tube insertion) Recognition of the symptoms and signs of cardiopulmonary emergencies and the initiation of standardized interventions to stabilize the patient awaiting transfer to critical care. Hemodynamic monitoring including equipment setup and troubleshooting, monitoring and recognition of signs and symptoms of patient instability. Interpretation of ABGs and communication of the findings Assessment of the ventilated patient to assure delivery of the prescribed treatment and proper patient response Recognition of indications for and management of the patient requiring non-invasive 02 delivery systems including oral airways, bipap and nasal CPAP Assessment and understanding of long term mechanical ventilation and weaning Assessment, monitoring and managing of patients who require renal therapeutic interventions such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous bladder irrigation, stents and urostomies Recognition of the indications for and complications of enteral and parental nutrition Recognition of and evaluation of the family’s needs for more involvement in the care to aid in transition from hospital to home The PCU RN should have the following characteristics: advocacy, clinical judgment, caring practices, systems thinking, response to diversity, collaboration, clinical inquiry and also be a teacher to educate the patients and their families.

Required Qualifications

Years of Experience: 2. CA lic in hand 2 yrs ACLS BLS 50 radius rule NIH Stroke Cert

Facility Location

In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis has to offer.

Job Benefits

At American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Free, quality, private housing
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company

Since its inception in 1985, American Mobile Healthcare has set the highest standards in professional recruitment for the travel healthcare industry. Our professional staffing team offers unparalleled customer service and industry commitment, as well as top pay and benefits. American Mobile Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply

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