Registered Nurse, RN, Progressive Care Unit, PCU

Lowell General Hospital - Main Campus - Lowell, MA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $57,000 - $78,000 a year
SkillsBenefits
Are you a patient focused RN that would enjoy working in a Magnet recognized, community hospital? If you are a Registered Nurse with critical care experience, we would love to speak with you about joining our team!

Hours: 24 per week 3-11pm

Position Summary:
The PCU is for patients who require a higher level of care than med/surg, but not quite as much as Intensive Care. These units are also referred to as telemetry, step down, or intermediate level of care.
Patients receive continuous cardiac monitoring, and some may also receive continuous oxygen saturation monitoring. Patient can be on high flow oxygen, Bi-pap ventilation, and continuous cardiac Intravenous medications. Patients requiring peritoneal and hemodialysis, cardiac catheterizations, pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillator placement, post-operative monitoring, and interventional radiology also may be placed on PCU. The nurse patient ratio is less than on the med/surg floors, allowing patients to be more closely monitored.

To learn more about the Critical Care Units at Lowell General Hospital follow the link:
www.criticalcareatcirclehealth.com.

Qualifications:
Critical care experience required
Able to read and interpret Tele strips independently
Must have excellent time management skills
Use of electronic based charting systems. Cerner experience is preferred.
Valid BLS and ACLS required

What We Offer:
Clinical Advancement Program which provides advancement opportunities and financial rewards
Competitive salaries & benefits
403(b) retirement plan with company match
Shared governance: Nurses are encouraged to participate in our unit based councils or one of the many other council opportunities
Tuition reimbursement
Clinical mobility tracks
Free on-campus parking

To learn more about the Critical Care Units at Lowell General Hospital follow the link:
www.criticalcareatcirclehealth.com.

Magnet Designation:
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care in October, 2010 and re-designated in April, 2015. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. Only 6.7% of hospitals hold this prestigious designation and only 4% of hospitals receive Magnet Re-designation.

About Lowell General Hospital:
Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.

We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with Complete connected care SM

Circle Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.