Adeptus Health

Progressive Care Unit Nurse

US-TX-Carrollton
4 weeks ago
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job ID
10818
Shift
Varied
First Texas Carrollton - 401
Texas Health Hospital

Company Overview

Texas Health Emergency Room: Texas Health Emergency Room is a joint venture between Texas Health, the largest health care system in North Texas, and Adeptus Health, the nation’s leading operator of freestanding emergency rooms. Strategically located within communities for optimal access, Adeptus operates more than 30 First Choice Emergency Rooms in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin counties. These will now become Texas Health Emergency Rooms. Each equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, digital X-ray and ultrasound. The ERs also have on-site laboratory capabilities and are staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency-trained registered nurses.

About Adeptus Health

Adeptus Health is a leading patient-centered healthcare organization expanding access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier healthcare providers. All Adeptus Health freestanding facilities are fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology, on-site laboratory, and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. For the last four years, Adeptus Health has exceeded the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction according to patient feedback collected nationwide by Press Ganey Associates Inc. Adeptus Health also was named a 2016 and 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.  For more information, please visit adpt.com.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the department manager, the Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for implementing all physician orders, providing for the continuity and quality nursing care for all patients, with continual evaluation of the patients’ condition, providing patient safety comfort, and privacy at all times.

 

Monitor patients who are progressing from a more critical state to a less critical one, as is the case with post-operative patients, or from a less critical state to a more critical one, as would be the case with patients being prepared for surgery or those with a progressive life-threatening condition.

Skills required of telemetry nurses include:

  • Basic cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment
  • Basic and advanced life support
  • Calculating drug dosage, administering continuous medication infusion, and monitoring patients for effects of medication
  • Monitoring patients before, during, and after invasive procedures
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary and respiratory emergencies and knowing to start standard interventions to stabilize the patient.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Professional Nursing.
  • Minimum of one year of high acuity Progressive Care Unit experience required, two years preferred.
  • Current registration and licensure with the Board of Nurse Examiners for the state or a Compact state.
  • Current BLS for the Healthcare Provider and ACLS is required.

 

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