Position : Progressive Care Nurse
Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license, BLS and ACLS required.
Experienced PCU and/or ICU RN.
8 weeks, may be extended to 12 weeks.
Studying patients' charts, medication regimens, and test results upon admittance to the progressive care unit.
Tracking routine vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry measurements.
Interpreting measurements from specialized medical equipment.
Monitoring and administering prescribed medication, as well as performing titration of drug doses.
Performing diagnostic assessments on changes in measurements, as well as designated interventions.
Reporting deteriorating conditions to healthcare specialists and following intervention instructions.
Updating and maintaining ward charts, patient files, and medical records.
Overseeing Progressive Care Unit nursing assistants and support staff.
Explaining treatments and procedures to patients and their families, as well as answering questions.