Registered Nurse (RN) Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Nov 11, 2017
Ref
06676-54897
Specialty
ICU / CCU
Contract Type
Permanent

100 Top Hospitals Seven Consecutive Years
St. Davids Medical Center is part of St. Davids HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. Davids Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. Davids Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. Davids Georgetown Hospital.

Located in central Austin, St. Davids Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. Davids Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of womens services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the regions largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.

St. Davids Medical Center was named among the nations 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. Davids Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades 2016 Americas 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.





100 Top Hospitals Seven Consecutive Years
St. Davids Medical Center is part of St. Davids HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. Davids Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. Davids Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. Davids Georgetown Hospital.

Located in central Austin, St. Davids Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. Davids Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of womens services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the regions largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.

St. Davids Medical Center was named among the nations 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. Davids Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades 2016 Americas 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.



The Progressive Care Unit is a 49 bed Critical Care/Telemetry step down unit.


This team-oriented unit provides care to a diverse cardiac population (i.e., congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, respiratory compromise and dysrhythmias), as well as patients with multi-system compromise, neuro and chronic illnesses. The unit also cares for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization (including post-interventional care), electrophysiology procedures and many other specialty surgical procedures.  Patients on this unit may be on drips including Cardizem, Nitroglycerin, Cardene, Dobutamine and Lasix. 


Laptop stations, located at the bedside, allow real-time electronic medication administration (e-MAR) and documentation. This department's ancillary staff includes Patient Care Techs, a Unit Secretary and dedicated Monitor Techs to monitor and interpret patients' cardiac rhythms at all times.


Position Description:

The Position is under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager and the Supervisor of the Nursing Unit. According to hospital policies and procedures, the Staff Nurse assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for assigned patients.

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