Seasonal RN Progressive Care
This is a 13 week contract working full time in the PCU (step down) at Northwest Medical Center.
Dynamic, high acuity, progressive care unit with wide variety of experience opportunities. This increased surveillance unit offers a 1:4 nurse to patient ratio while providing high quality care to our patients. Nurses can develop their skill set by providing for patients that include: post cardiac surgery and Cath Lab procedures, alcohol withdrawal, heart failure, dysrhythmias, rattlesnake bites, hypo/hypertension, requiring medication drips, and many more. They evaluate assigned patients and plans, implement and document nursing care, rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a wide variety of tasks while maintaining a wide degree of creativity and latitude, and promote patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Nurses also work with a multiple disciplinary team to help manage patients throughout their shift. These include nurse techs, respiratory therapists, educators, specialized therapists, phlebotomists, monitor techs, unit supervisor, director, and medical providers. Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed hospital, three urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work. Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees. It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.