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Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Nurse

ProLink Staffing

This is a Contract position in Casa Grande, AZ posted April 30, 2021.

Must haves: Candidates need a minimum of 15 months of RN experience and should have acute care and/or specialty experience for the unit they are being considered for. Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary/interim RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice. Plusses: Experience in the clinical area for which applicant is applying is desired. Tell me about the unit: Patient population: Our 43-bed Orthopedic / Progressive Care / Medical Surgical unit with a patient-centered, family-oriented core staff caring for a variety of medical, surgical and cardiac patients. The unit has the capacity to flex up to 99 beds across 3 clinical spaces. The PCU has the capacity to monitor up to 75 patients via remote telemetry and is reinforced by a centralized telemetry monitoring station. Nurse to patient ratio: Typical/optimal ratios for PCU RNs is 1:4 whereas typical/optimal ratios for Med/Surg or Orthopedic RNs is 1:5-6. Ratios will vary according to staffing needs, admissions, and acuity of patients. Current ratios are to be discussed in the interview with manager. Job Requirements: Provide general nursing care to patients in hospital Providing individualized goal directed nursing care to patients in the nursing unit, utilizing the nursing process and standards of nursing care Update the plan of care, nursing care, nursing interventions and patient response Ensure patient care provided by staff in unit/program Use the nursing process to provide patient care Retain accountability for patient care Assist with general activities of the patient care unit and assist the patient care team with performance of patient care activities Coordinate patient services and care Implement the nursing plan of care on assigned patients Assist in basic nursing care needs Optimize the care of the patient Providing direct patient care to a diversified patient population Support care provided/response to the care Provide the foundation for all nursing care Perform the functions of a registered nurse in direct patient care Apply the nursing process in providing care Providing general nursing care to patients as necessary for office treatment Incorporate unit based goals into nursing process Establishing appropriate implementation of nursing actions to ensure competent nursing care Assume the role of a staff nurse and be responsible for the delivery of coordinated nursing care for a patient or an assigned group of patients within a patient care