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Amergis RN PCU $2170/week in Ottumwa, Iowa

$2170/week gross for 36 hours

The Progressive Care Unit RN, as a professional practitioner, assumes the responsibility and accountability for delivering patient care to telemetry/progressive care patients. The Progressive Care Unit RN demonstrates the ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner with supervision. This individual employs critical thinking and performance ability in the coordinator of patient care, consistently performs according to nursing standards, and is accountable in managing patient care and assisting others in the management of patient care. The Progressive Care Unit RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse, cardiac stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown and in some medical centers, the PCU is also known as a transition or intermedia unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care on a progressive care unit

  • Performs focused interviews to identify specific patients' needs

  • Assesses signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient’s condition

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information from health care members and documents actual and/or potential nursing diagnoses

  • Documents the patient’s plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions

  • Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient care requirements

  • Performs interventions according to identified priorities, plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard

  • Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic patient environment

  • Initiates and evaluates patient and/or family education

  • Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes in medical plan of care, effective/ineffective nursing interventions

  • Documents patient’s response to nursing and other interventions

  • Uses clinical judgment in evaluation activities to meet patient care needs of an assigned unit/floor including establishing priorities

  • Monitors safety and effectiveness of the environment and equipment

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which the nurse practices

  • One year prior professional nursing experience preferred with one year progressive care unit experience preferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency program when applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is 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.