Tufts Medicine Registered Nurse, RN, Progressive Care Unit, PCU in Lowell, Massachusetts
Eligible for up to a $10,000 Sign On Bonus!
Are you interested in gaining a solid foundation in critical care nursing? Our Progressive Care Unit provides the training and experience to put you on a successful path in critical care nursing. Come join our PCU team, and work close to home with a 3-time Magnet recognized community hospital.
Position Summary: The PCU is a 36-bed unit for telemetry, step down, or intermediate level of care. Patients requiring peritoneal and hemodialysis, cardiac catheterizations, pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillator placement, post-operative monitoring, and interventional radiology may be placed on PCU. Our 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. The nurse patient ratio is less than on the med/surg floors, allowing patients to be more closely monitored.
Hours: 24 hours per week, Day/Evening Shift 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. Epic experience is a plus.
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
Clinical mobility tracks
Free on-campus parking
Magnet Designation: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care with our 3rd designation achieved in August 2020. 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 2% of hospitals have attained a 3rd Magnet 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. Tufts Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.