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Registered Nurse / RN - Progressive Care Unit / PCU - PRN

Company: Medical Center of Lewisville
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

Work Schedule: PRN Nights

Medical City Lewisville is focused on providing high-quality care to our community. As a Magnet-- recognized facility, Medical City Lewisville is a leader in the DFW market for quality metrics such as core measures, catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), and incidence of hospital acquired conditions. Additionally, our employee satisfaction has earned our organization the #1 spot in 2015 for HCA hospitals in employee engagement. Nursing satisfaction scores outperform the national average in all categories of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.

One of the greatest nursing elements of our Magnet-- recognition is the commitment of our organization to nursing voice through our well established professional practice councils. This shared leadership model allows nurses from every unit to drive outcomes and impact practice environments using evidence-based research.

We take pride in being able to support our nurses with a professional nursing library and relaxation room, a career enhancement reward system, and the opportunity to advance nursing knowledge with reimbursement of tuition and the cost associated with obtaining professional nursing certifications.

When asked why they love MCL, our nurses say ---It---s very much like a family here. Everyone is friendly and gets to know one another. We take pride in the fact that we have such a friendly culture while still being able to deliver exceptional care that rivals larger organizations.---

Medical City Lewisville has earned disease-specific certifications from the Joint Commission for Hip and Knee Replacement, Diabetes Care, Stroke, Chest Pain, STEMI, and is recognized as a top performer for open heart surgery according to the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS). Additionally, we have the only stroke accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in North Texas and the only Level III NICU in Denton County. We are also proud to announce that our new 24 bed Emergency Room will be opening this October; which will include Denton County---s only dedicated Pediatric ED.

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

The Registered Nurse --- Progressive Care Unit --- RN PCU provides direct nursing care to patients and their families in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:


  • Assesses, plans and implements care and interventions in addressing the problems of the neonate
  • Carries out physician orders
  • Assists physician during examination, treatment, and procedures
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems
  • Instructs and educates patients and families
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment for at risk infants
  • Orients and mentors new staff members

    Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

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    • Texas State RN license or compact license accepted
    • Minimum 1 year of RECENT experience in a PCU or Critical Care
    • Current certification as a BLS and NRP Healthcare Provider
    • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
    • Associates Degree in Nursing required

      Keywords: Medical Center of Lewisville, Dallas, Registered Nurse / RN - Progressive Care Unit / PCU - PRN, Healthcare, Lewisville, Texas

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