Progressive Care Unit
Company: Harrison Medical Center
Posted on: January 13, 2021
Overview: CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding
careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of
hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout South Puget Sound. We are
part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country. St. Michael
Medical Center is looking for an RN to join our team in our NEW
HOSPITAL in Silverdale! This 500,000 Square-foot hospital will be
the most energy-efficient hospital in Washington and will provide
an extraordinary healing environment for our patients with
beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Dyes Inlet. In
addition, the entire campus has been developed with the well-being
of our team in mind with dedicated respite areas and generous break
areas (see the views!) along with the Clear Creek trail running
through the hospital grounds, encouraging walks and connection with
the community. Be a part of this groundbreaking addition to CHI
Franciscan! St. Michael Medical Center is one of only four
hospitals in our state to achieve the Pathway to Excellence
designation, which recognizes health care organizations for their
commitment to ensuring excellence in the nursing profession. Visit
our website at for 360-degree photos and virtual tour of the new
hospital. Our mission is to deliver high-quality care that meets
our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team! Responsibilities Our
mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients'
medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to
patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach -
physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to healing the
whole person. Come join our team! Job Summary
This position is responsible for providing care to the patient who
is hemodynamically compromised and requires monitoring of multiple
systems and/or nursing interventions every two to four hours.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide
instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in
the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and
critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care
(within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration
of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient
utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact
with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies,
patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for
the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to
direct care, provide education, seek resources at the
unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.
Provides continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition and
intervention. Initiates and titrates cardiac related infusions.
Provides post procedure care and monitoring. Manages patients with
Manages post-cardiac surgery patients. (SJMC)
Manages acute trauma patients. (SJMC)
Manages neurological/neurosurgical patients (SJMC)
Manages patients with acute respiratory compromise.
Adheres to the department's and hospital's policies and procedures,
including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps
abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements
impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility.
Administers, oversees and documents the administration of
medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly,
subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare
practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy.
Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural,
behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers
data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient
interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately
based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments.
Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to
patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate
patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for
discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
available communication tools/materials for effective communication
and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can
affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care,
treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates
knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's
defined specific populations served.
Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in
opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self
accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory
Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing
process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example,
changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and
reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures
appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician
Identifies opportunities for, and participates in,
performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical
outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient
safety/satisfaction and cost containment.
Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated
by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through
and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the
ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of
assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the
competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work
and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors
team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is
consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements.
Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that
all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in
the plan of care.
Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains
delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and
post examination or procedure.
Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or
families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to
patient and/or patient's family within scope of practice.
Performs related duties as required. Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. One year of
related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred.
Possession of a BSN degree is preferred.
Previous PCU/ICU experience preferred, or 1-2 years med/surg
experience, or New graduate with completion of senior practicum in
a specialty area i.e.: Critical Care, ED, PACU or
For those with no previous PCU/ICU experience, must successfully
complete the PCU residency or the critical care residency program
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington
State Board of Nursing.
Current Healthcare BLS Certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or attainment within 6 months
of hire. CCRN/Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
preferred. CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
Keywords: Harrison Medical Center, Seattle , Progressive Care Unit, Other , Silverdale, Washington
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