182335 Wilkes Barre, PA 7p - 7a Three 12 hour nights E/O weekend and E/O holiday. Must be willing to float to similar or lower acuity units if needed
*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
RN will care for ICU patients on this PCU floor: PCU RN
24-bed Adult High Acuity Unit.
Our staffing ratio is 2:1 or 3:1 depending on patient acuity. Our staffing also includes a Team Lead who does not typically carry a patient assignment and is available to team members to assist in any way necessary. In addition, each shift has a Clinical Coordinator who works in both an administrative and clinical capacity. The unit is led by an Operations Manager who is also a Registered Nurse.
PCU is a closed unit and is served primarily by our Hospitalist Service. However, we do receive patients admitted under our Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Neurosurgery Teams just to name a few. Coverage is 24 hours a day.
We need someone who is able to make quick decisions on their feet, someone who is detail oriented, but able to see the bigger picture. A candidate for our unit is someone who is eager and enthusiastic about work, someone who has integrity, and able to self-report mistakes or errors without fear of being reprimanded.
This is an extremely fast paced environment, so we need someone with strong assessment and clinical skills. We have great cooperation and RN to RN interactions here, as well as great physician relations. We also have a close relationship with our Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
CCRN/PCCN preferred but not necessary.
A candidate for this unit would have experience with:
- ventilators (we care for patients who are chronically vented and have a trach)
- multiple drips/pressors
- wound/dressing changes
- tracheostomy care
- arterial lines/CVPs
- lumbar drains
- care for patients on bipap and hiflow
- line draws from VAMPs