Job Description & Requirements
Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)
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.
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, verapamil, 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