Progressive Care/Telemetry (PCU)
The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at Union Hospital is a 24-bed telemetry unit (10 private, 7 semi private, and 2 negative pressure rooms). The unit is designed to provide specialized care for patients who require continuous telemetry. The patient's rooms are spacious and equipped with computer stations at the bedside to provide "real time documentation." A centralized wireless system is set-up throughout the organization, permitting telemetry monitoring to occur throughout the facility 24-hour surveillance is provided by PCU medical professionals (monitor technicians, registered nurses, etc.) educated and trained to respond immediately to any changes in a patient's heart rhythm. Care is provided to a patient population of 18 and older with a medical diagnosis of: chest pain, stroke, congested heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal failure, diabetes, and any patient with a cardiac history that requires monitoring. All staff are ACLS/BLS certified.
Attractive aspects of working here:
The Progressive Care Unit consists of a team of qualified, compassionate, and dedicated medical professionals. A welcoming environment is provided for all new employees, with emphasis placed on patient satisfaction and teamwork. The unit based orientation process is designed to prepare the new nurse for a rewarding career on our Progressive Care Unit. An individualized orientation approach is used to promote an environment fulfilled with learning and professional growth and development.
- Preceptor provides teaching atmosphere (1-2 Preceptors)
- Bi-weekly meetings with manager
- 2-day basic arrhythmia course (mandatory)
- Shadow day with respiratory staff and phlebotomy staff (hands on training)
- Residency program (first year graduate RN's)
- Individualized orientation
- Self scheduling
- Holiday package
- 12 hour shifts availability
- Attractive weekend schedule (Based on 8 or 12 hour shift schedule)
- Friendly, diverse atmosphere
- Great team morale
- Team huddles
- 1:5 Nurse patient ratio
The nurse manager places high expectations on providing service excellence to patients, staff, and colleagues. Nursing leadership promotes advocacy throughout the units and strongly supports professional growth and continuing education. There is a belief in building team relationships and shared governance and an attitude of fairness and openness to new ideas, opinions and solutions. The leadership style blends professionalism, compassion, and accountability.