Registered Nurse (RN) - SSP RN Level III - Progressive Care Unit
Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Glen Burnie
Posted on: October 13, 2019
What You Will Do:
Registered Nurse (RN) - SSP RN Level III - Progressive Care
Supplemental/Per Diem - Day Shift
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Join our team of Registered Nurses and provide the highest level of
care. Experience the highest level of appreciation.
At University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, our
registered nurses have earned the highest level of respect as a
critical factor in our success- and that of our patients. As part
of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our
nationally recognized facility features one of the state's busiest
emergency departments, as well as a team of experts who care for
our community and one another.
As a Registered Nurse at UM BWMC, you'll experience:
- A supportive and collaborative work environment
- A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and
dental coverage including prescription drug coverage - Tax-Free
Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
- INCREDIBLY GENEROUS SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS .
- Work Life Balance: You'll accrue annual leave; we offer
dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an
employee assistant program.
- Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education
and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement &
continuing education options.Experience the appreciation you
We are seeking an experienced Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
Registered Nurse to work at BWMC, on the PCU, which is a 42 bed
fully monitored telemetry unit. This unit provides specialized
nursing care for patients with a variety of medical/surgical
diagnoses with an emphasis on those of Stroke and Cardiac origin.
The more frequent diagnoses are: Unstable Angina, Atrial
Fibrillation, Congestive Heart Failure, Stroke, and NSTEMI. Cardiac
IV medications for various diagnoses are frequently used in the
treatment of patients. This unit receives admissions from the
Emergency Department, Physician offices, Cardiac Catheterization
Lab (CCL) outpatient procedures, as well as transfers from other
facilities. Patients may also be received via transfer from other
in-patient units, including CCW, Medical/Surgical floors, PACU and
Cardiac Catheterization Lab. PCU may also receive observation
patients (including chest pain and stroke). The objective for
sending observation patients to PCU is to free up valuable
Emergency Department beds. A physician makes a decision to keep the
patient in observation status based on criteria from CMS. The goal
for observation patients is a 23 hour stay. Additionally, UM BWMC
has opened a Centralized Cardiac Monitoring area (CCM), which is
located on PCU. This allows for the monitoring all of the patients
that are on remote monitor units throughout the facility (except
CCW), while maintaining PCU as a fully monitoring unit. The CCM is
staffed with monitor technicians that are specially trained for
Types and Ages of Patients Served
- The Chest Pain Observation (CPO) Program functions as an
extension of the Emergency Department. The goal of this program is
to provide the chest pain patient with quality care in an
outpatient observation area. CPO patients present in the Emergency
Department with chest pain suspicious of a cardiac origin.
- The Chief of Medicine must approve the admission of patients
under the age of 18. No patient under the age of 13 may be admitted
to the second floor.
- Pregnant patients may be admitted with Labor and Delivery
performing daily fetal monitoring for gestation > 20 weeks and
OB consult. In efforts to create a culture of Accountability,
Communication and Teamwork (ACT), PCU has established a unit
slogan, \"PCU Olympians\". Various efforts are made to engage the
staff. For example, awarding the \"Gold Medalist\" each month to an
outstanding employee. The network of communication has been
broadened by introducing new methods or relaying information to
staff (New communication TV in breakroom, communication tree).
PCU strives to align with the priorities of this organization by
minimizing patient suffering, increase patient safety and patient
quality outcomes, and create a healthy work environment.
What You Need to Be Successful:
- Graduation from an accredited nursing education program
approved by the Board of Nursing, or found by the Board to be
substantially equivalent to the programs in Maryland.
- BSN preferred.
- Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) Registered Nursing license, or
Compact State RN license required.
- Successful completion of a refresher course within past 6
months if nursing practice has not occurred within the past five
- ACLS PREFERRED and BLS required.
- Phlebotomy skills preferred.
- Telemetry / Acute Care experience preferred.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Associated topics: bsn, cardiothoracic, care unit, coronary,
infusion, intensive care, maternal, neonatal, nurse,
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