Will accept 13-23 week contracts! *COVID UNIT* Floating required as needed. Some weekends may be required as needed. ***Patient population currently includes care for COVID-19 patients, including those who have tested positive.*** . We are titled as progressive care, however, our model is to run as a med-surg unit. Our ratios for nurses are a 5-6:1. Will accept 36 or 48hrs, no OT billed until after 48hrs.
Our acuity is on the higher end of a med-surg unit, but we do operate with a team lead present in a 3:1 that rounds the whole unit, 2 respiratory therapists that are rounding, and an assistant nurse manager on shift including weekends. We do take ventilators on our unit but they are for chronic trach/vent patients. Our model is that no nurse has more than one vent patient at a time. Our unit is 48 beds in total. Our CNAs are a 9-10:1. Most of our patient population is going to be COPD exacerbations, pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, and patients with chest tubes, CPAP, BiPAP. Many have comorbidities as well as telemetry monitoring. We also offer OT opportunities. They are on a first come first serve basis.
Patient Population: COPD, PNA, Resp distress, Covid-19, FLU, PEs.
Special Equipment: Chest tubes, Drips:, Dopamine, Cardizem, Heparin, vents, trachs, bipaps/cpaps.
Skill Required: IV start, Vents, Telemetry and cpap/bipap.
Certifications Required: ACLS and BCLS.. NIH Preferred.
Required to Float: Yes.
Years of Experience: 1.
Will take first time travelers: Yes
Scrubs: White or Navy Blue. 24hrs of Orientation. Shift Info: Day (12 Hours) 6:45 19:15