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Provides direct patient care to high acuity, critically ill progressive care patients requiring close monitoring and care management, utilizing critical thinking and the resources necessary to provide quality patient care in accordance with Standards of Excellence and Mission, Vision, and Values set forth by UCHealth and the University of Colorado Hospital.
The Medical-Surgical Progressive Care Unit is part of the Critical Care Division here at the University of Colorado Hospital. This unit serves a diverse patient population with systemic imbalances including, but not limited to: pulmonary, cardiac, electrolyte instabilities, sepsis, and surgical.
Assessment, evaluation, and implementation of patient needs, education, and care plans based on their condition and diagnosis
Continuous heart, pulse, and oxygen monitoring
Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams to coordinate care, including, primary service teams, case management, social work, palliative care, and the therapies (physical, occupational, speech).
Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
6 months nursing experience.
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
PCU and/or ICU experience welcome!
Familiarity with IV drips (heparin, insulin, cardiac gtts)
Ability to interpret EKGs
Ability to work autonomously but also within a team environment
Personal responsibility and development of individual nursing practice
Ability to follow policies and procedures mandated by the hospital
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document
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