Job Category


Registered Nurse


Profession


PCU


Specialty



Shift


12 D


Duration


13 Weeks


Start Date


01/08/2018


Pay Rate


$40.00 - $45.00


Job Description & Requirements


Travel Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)


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Combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on prevention, this Los Angeles Medical Center puts you and your health at the heart of everything we do. With more than 550 board-certified physicians and thousands of additional health care professionals, our health care team is well equipped to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and thrive. In 2012, our hospital received an "A" Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group.



UNIT DESCRIPTION:


Nurse:
Patient Ratio 1:3, 26 Beds in Unit, Average Daily Census: 23, Patients in unit: Adolescants, Adults, Geriatrics, Unts uses CNA's, Monitor Techs, and Ward Clerks, Unit Patient Population: Coronary Heart Disease, MI Chest Pain, Angina, Minor post-cardiac cath, CHF, COPD, Renal, Diabetes, Hypertension, Respirator Patients, CAPD, Stroke. RN will float to CCU or MS (depending on their contract) however, this is rare, will be oriented to potential float unit in orientation.

Specific Medications:
Dopamine up to Renal dose, Dobutamine, Cardizem, Integriliin, Amiodarone, Lidocaine, Heparin, and Insulin Drips. We push Lopressor, Dig, Adenosine, Yerapamil, RN's need to have experience with these meds.

Special Procedures done on units:
CAPD, Elective Cardioversion, Thoracentesis, TCP. Blook products and Transfusions done on unit.

Special equipment used in unit:
Philips, TCP, BIPAP. Scrubs any color, provided by RN. RN's expected to attend staff meetings



A progressive care nurse (PCU RN) works in a progressive care unit (PCU) and cares for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. PCU RNs use 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 meds, sometimes through an intravenous line that may need to be adjusted or titrated. The PCU RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse or telemetry nurse, and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown, and ER holding.



Required Qualifications


ACLS, BLS


Must pass EKG test upon arrival to continue assignment


working in both 5A/5B Units


Preferred Qualifications


Call for details.


About the Facility


Recipient of The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval, the Kaiser West Los Angeles Medical Center specializes in emergency, urgent care and pharmacy services, in addition to allergy, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology and occupational therapy. A new wing built in 2007 includes state-of-the-art operating rooms, an obstetrical unit and emergency room, and three units of surgical beds.


Facility Location


In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your hearts content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis has to offer.


Job Benefits


At American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:

  • Competitive pay rates

  • Free, quality, private housing

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 401(k) and Flex Spending

  • Life Insurance

  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage

  • Free Continuing Education

  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company


Since its inception in 1985, American Mobile Healthcare has set the highest standards in professional recruitment for the travel healthcare industry. Our professional staffing team offers unparalleled customer service and industry commitment, as well as top pay and benefits. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply

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