Inpatient RN - Weekend Progressive Care Unit
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: January 26, 2023
The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is committed to our Nursing
Professional Practice Model; we believe in caring relationships
with our patients, families, community, and colleagues to provide
exceptional care. In PCU, our dedicated nursing staff, nurse
leaders, interdisciplinary team members, and physician partners
practice in an eighteen-bed, intermediate care unit providing
specialized medical and nursing care by a highly-trained staff
utilizing the most current technology and equipment. Medical
diagnoses include but are not limited to stroke, transient ischemic
attack, seizure, syncope, dizziness, encephalopathy, renal failure,
respiratory failure, sepsis, and post-operative neurosurgical
procedures. The unit is fast-paced, exciting, and always
Associate's Degree in Nursing or Diploma (Not HS) in Nursing
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) within 1 year.
- Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as
specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and
theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains
up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to
assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare
- Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and
develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards
and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of
care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies
plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
- Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by
reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
- Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary
to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the
professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to
expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes
initiative to begin appropriate solution.
- Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
- Ensures all required DNV measures for identified stroke / TIA
patients are addressed and accurately documented.
- Ensures good communication with patients/family by utilizing
meaningful hourly rounding, bedside shift report and
- Closely monitors post operative neurosurgical patients
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health
participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security
Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland
Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to
confirm work authorization. - For more information:
Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for
all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or
religious exemption will be permitted.
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