Progressive Care Unit - PCU RN - TravelNurse
Company: Travel Nurse Across America
Posted on: February 10, 2024
We're looking for Progressive Care Unit RNs for an immediate
travel nurse opening in Pittsfield, MA. The right RN should have
1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more
As a PCU Travel Nurse, you will care for patients who require close
monitoring and frequent assessment, but aren't unstable enough to
need ICU care. Progressive Care Unit RNs will utilize computer
equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital information, detecting
any changes and 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,
and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown,
neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown and ER holding.
As a PCU Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the
following tasks:Provide basic bedside care; stabilize critical
Change dressings, insert catheters and start IVs.
Prepare, administer and record prescribed medication, reporting any
adverse reactions to treatment.
Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, and
interpret and record electronic displays.
Initiate corrective action whenever information from monitoring
equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
PCU Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods
of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs
should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of
patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. Because
of the fast-paced environment, Progressive Care Unit RNs must
possess good skills for coping with stress and be able to relate to
people of all ages and backgrounds.
Requirements*: ACLS, BLS, 2 Years
* Additional certifications may be required before beginning an
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