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Travel Nurse RN - Surgical ICU Stepdown - $1,565.00 per week

Company: NurseFly Travel Nursing
Location: Durham
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Job Description:

NurseFly Travel Nursing with Travel Nurse Across America is seeking a travel nurse RN Surgical ICU Stepdown for a travel nursing job in Durham, NC:- Specialty: Surgical ICU Stepdown- Title: RN- Start Date: ASAP- Duration: 13 weeks- 36 hours per week- Shift: RotateAdditional information: TNAA Job ID #294448. Pay package is based on 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation). First to float to competent areas. Level 1 and Travel RN Experience required. Certifications: Basic Dysrhythmia (BLS) certified and ACLS certified. BON and/or Compact License Required. Ratios: 4:1 days and 4-5:1 nights. Summary of patient population: Cardiology Stepdown patients composed of acute coronary syndrome; MI/Unstable angina: heart failure; cardiomyopathy; wide range of dysrhythmias. Procedures include: non-invasive diagnostic procesures such as stress testing, echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms; cardioversions; cardiac caths; percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent placement; electrophysiology studies; radiofrequency ablations; pacemaker implants; and internal cardioverter defribrillator device (ICD) implants. Step down medications include: nitroglycerin drips; inotrope drips (dobutamine, dopamine, milrinone); antirrhythmic drips (lidocaine, esmolol, diltiazem and amiodaroneWe're looking for Progressive Care Unit RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Durham, NC. The right RN should have 1-2 years recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.As a PCU Travel Nurse, you will care for patients who require close monitoring and frequent assessment, but aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. Progressive Care Unit RNs will utilize computer equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital information, detecting any changes and thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Close observation is necessary as many PCU patients receive a significant amount of complex medications, sometimes through an intravenous line that may need to be adjusted or titrated. The PCU RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse, and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown and ER holding.As a PCU Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:Provide basic bedside care; stabilize critical cardiac patients.Change dressings, insert catheters and start IVs.Prepare, administer and record prescribed medication, reporting any adverse reactions to treatment.Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, and interpret and record electronic displays.Initiate corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology. PCU Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. Because of the fast-paced environment, Progressive Care Unit RNs must possess good skills for coping with stress and be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.First to float to competent areas. Level 1 and Travel RN ExperienAt Travel Nurse Across America, we take pride in doing things differently. We place our nurses on high-paying assignments in exciting locations across the country, but it's our service before, during and after your assignment that sets us apart. Our dedicated, supportive staff understands how stressful preparing for a travel assignment can be, and that's why we put our experience to work for you to remove the headaches and send you smoothly on your way.Across our recruiting, clinical, quality assurance, payroll and housing teams, we promise to go out of our way to offer you an exceptional customer service experience. You may be a temporary employee of the facilities you serve, but when you travel with us, you become a permanent part of the TNAA family!Some of the benefits you receive with TNAA:Low Census ProtectionTM-----We pay for the number of hours you've agreed to work in your contract, regardless of changing needs of the hospital due to low census.Paid Sick Leave ---Sick leave begins accruing from your first day, and you're eligible to use it after 90 days of employment.Travel Reimbursement - We offer up to $1,000 in travel expense reimbursement.Your Way is Paid - TNAA pays for all costs associated with getting the licenses and certifications needed for your assignment.Housing - Get the most out of your housing subsidy with our Easy Stay program or utilize our company provided housing.Insurance - We offer liability, vision, dental and health from Cigna, available from day one.Multiple Bonus Opportunities ---We offer extension, rebook and completion bonuses. We also offer TNAA Boost Pay and referral bonuses.More of what we offer can be viewed on our website at, www.nurse.tv/benefits/.

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