Northwest Hospital Registered Nurse- NW- PCU- PRN in Randallstown, Maryland
Registered Nurse- NW- PCU- PRN
The Progressive Care Unit at Northwest Hospital is a 40-bed unit with an admitting diagnosis of chest pain, syncope, heart failure, stroke or GI bleeds. Patients on this unit may also be going through alcohol withdrawal or have had a change in mental status. Nurses on this unit are able to provide medical and surgical care, as well as telemetry services. The unit is equipped with a Phillips monitoring system with a central monitor station, and Stat View pagers, which are carried by each nurse. This is a busy and challenging unit. PCU staff members are outgoing and positive, and must utilize strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes.
Performs initial and ongoing focused system assessment as appropriate to specialty; obtains patient history, including objective and subjective data such as previous health problems, special diets, allergies, previous functional level and home assistance needs, etc. Performs admission assessment per policy in accordance with specific unit standards. Assesses patient's clinical condition and diagnostic information to recognize implications of abnormal diagnostic results, to identify problems typically associated with a diagnosis or treatment, etc.; reports pertinent information to appropriate personnel for further direction. Performs individual patient care according to established plan of care and standards of practice. Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs, provides direct support as appropriate, arranges for appropriate referrals/services and serves as patient/family advocate. Identifies and interprets subtle and early indicators of crisis situations and intervenes. Assesses learning needs and abilities of patient and family; develops and implements teaching plan. Assesses effectiveness of discharge planning for assigned patients and revises plan as indicated.
Qualifications/Requirements Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of a specialized field Bachelor's of Nursing, preferred.; Bachelor's of Nursing, preferred; BSN's from CCNE accredited schools. Less than one year of experience required
Part of LifeBridge Health, Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland, carries out its vision to be the recognized leader in clinical quality and customer care in the northwest Baltimore metro region. Northwest Hospital's strong philosophy of patient-centered care is evident everywhere from its friendly employee culture to its facility design. Northwest Hospital is a smoke-free workplace. M/F/PV/IWD Employer
Progressive Care Unit (PCU)