Progressive Care Nurse - (PCU RN)

ONWARD HEALTHCARE Anchorage, AK

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Job Category
Registered Nurse
Profession
PCU
Specialty

Shift
12 D/N
Duration
13 Weeks
Start Date
ASAP
Pay Rate
$34.00 - $37.00
Job Description & Requirements
Progressive Care Nurse - Travel (PCU RN)
- 250 bed facility
- EPIC experience is a plus, but not required
- Anchorage has many fine restaurants, museums and shopping. Alyeska Ski Resort for downhill skiing only 40 miles away, and Cross Country skiing is available in the city of Anchorage. Kenai Peninsula has beautiful coastline and national parks.

A progressive care nurse (PCU RN) works in a progressive care unit (PCU) and cares for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. PCU RNs use computer equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital information and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Close observation is necessary as many PCU patients receive a significant amount of complex meds, sometimes through an intravenous line that may need to be adjusted or titrated. The PCU RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse or telemetry nurse, and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown, and ER holding.

Required Qualifications
- Current AK license preferred, will look at unlicensed files - 5+ years experience required - ACLS, BLS
Preferred Qualifications
Call for details.
About the Facility
Since opening its doors in 1963, this 250-bed hospital has offered a broad spectrum of health services for patients in Anchorage, Alaska and the surrounding region. A proud member of the Hospital Corporation of America and consistently accredited by The Joint Commission, it is the only non-military hospital in the state of Alaska with its own landing strip, allowing the hospital’s Life Flight Air Ambulance to transport critical care patients. These dedicated healthcare professionals take pride in their ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare in Alaska.
Facility Location
Glacier cruises, white water rafting, wildlife excursions—these are just some of the exciting outdoor pursuits that travelers enjoy when they work in Anchorage. Surrounded by dramatic glaciers, majestic mountains and an abundance of wildlife, this region of Alaska offers a slice of untamed wilderness and excellent travel health care opportunities.
Job Benefits
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:

  • Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
  • Medical plans with dental and vision
  • Complimentary, high-quality private housing
  • 401(k) and flex spending options
  • Life insurance
  • Accident and short-term disability coverage
  • Free continuing education (CE) courses
  • Travel allowances
  • Guaranteed pay program
  • Tuition discount program
  • Referral bonuses

About the Company
Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.

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