RN Progressive Care

Requisition ID
2021-160463
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Progressive Care Unit
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7pm - 7am
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

Overview

Incentives offered for full time employees:
Sign on bonus eligible (up to $30,000 depending on years of experience).

CHI St. Vincent, a regional health network serving Arkansas, is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4,500 coworkers, 1,000 medical staff, and 500 volunteers, we consistently receive praise for care advancements.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

Responsibilities

Progressive care nurses are skilled in assessing and treating acutely ill patients. They provide care to patients who do not require treatment in the critical care areas, but whose conditions need constant observation and monitoring. The PCU nurse is sometimes also called a stepdown nurse.

A progressive care nurse involves the care of patients who require close monitoring and frequent assessments. You will be responsible for delivering the highest quality of patient care according to specific orders of each patient’s individual physicians. This will involve utilizing your knowledge and skill set to educate patients and their families.

 

Additional responsibilities for this nursing role include:
Management of high-flow nasal cannula and bi-paps
Monitoring and titrating of inotropic agents
Monitoring and titrating of antiarrhythmic medications
Care of patients on a specific prone positioning schedule
Administering patient’s medications and providing treatments
Collaboration with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment of care for patients and their families
Optional competency offered: Chemotherapy Certification

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

 

  • Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care, pet care, senior caregivers, housekeepers & more.
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Qualifications

Current RN license that allows you to practice in our state
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required
Specialty certification (ex: PCCN) preferred
Additional certification or licensure may be required for specialty areas

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