Registered Nurse – PCU job in New Orleans, LA

Employer
Gifted Healthcare
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 11, 2021
Closes
Apr 18, 2021
Ref
210711
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Progressive Care Unit/PCU Registered Nurse (RN) Local Job Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurses care for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment. Progressive Care Unit/PCU RN Responsibilities:
  • PCU Registered Nurses care for patients who need close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to require ICU care.
  • The PCU RN uses computer equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital information and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations.
  • Close observation is necessary as many PCU patients receive a significant amount of complex medications, sometimes through an intravenous line that may need to be adjusted or titrated.
  • The PCU RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse, telemetry nurse, cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown and ER holding.
  • Provides exceptional bedside care
  • Records patient’s medical information and vital signs
  • Prepares equipment and assists physician during examination and treatment of patient
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients and interprets electronic displays to help guide treatment
  • Records all care information accurately and completely and in accordance with guidelines established for Registered Nurses
  • Performs other position related duties as assigned

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