Progressive Care Nurse Job Description

progressive care nurse job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Progressive Care Nurse Job Description

A progressive care nurse coordinates the provision, education, and evaluation of care for patients with complex needs who require a longer hospital stay, who are hospitalized, or who are receiving hospice care.

These nurses perform duties such as assessing patient needs, providing patient and family education, and monitoring patient status and discharge plan.

Job Brief:

We are looking for a Progressive Care Nurse to provide skilled nursing care to patients in a progressive care unit. The Progressive Care Nurse will care for patients who are acutely ill with a variety of medical conditions and require close monitoring. The nurse will provide care for patients who are recovering from surgery, are on ventilators, and have a variety of other medical needs. The Progressive Care Nurse will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to provide the best possible care for the patients.

Progressive Care Nurse Duties:

  • Build strong relationships with patients and their families to provide the highest level of care
  • Effectively assess, treat, and counsel patients with both acute and chronic conditions
  • Provide education, treatment, and support to patients, families, and caregivers as necessary
  • Treat all patients with compassion and respect
  • Understand the schedule, diagnoses, and treatments of all patients
  • Proactively identify and mitigate patient issues
  • Effectively manage the use of medications, treatments, and procedures
  • Conduct patient assessments and physical exams
  • Develop and update treatment protocols, care plans, and treatment plans
  • Evaluate patient progress and communicate with doctors, therapists, and other healthcare professionals as needed
  • Evaluate and document patient response to treatments and medications
  • Supervise the treatment of patients
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with co-workers and patients
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for patients, staff

Progressive Care Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Current RN licensure in CT
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • 3+ years of progressive care nursing experience
  • Knowledge of ICD10 and pharmacology
  • Knowledge of hospital policies and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Requirements And Skills:

  • Perform patient assessments, interpret test results, and recommend treatments in accordance with established standards
  • Conduct patient assessments to diagnose the condition, determine appropriate treatments, and develop an individualized plan of care
  • Perform routine lab tests, diagnostic tests, and procedures, and prepare and record test results
  • Provide health education to patients and caregivers
  • Provide patients with medication and treatments as prescribed by a doctor, therapist, or counselor
  • Maintain and update medical records of patients
  • Decide when to refer patients to a specialist for treatment, follow treatment plans, and communicate with specialists
  • Perform nursing duties in accordance with policies and procedures, using appropriate safety measures and following CDC infection control guidelines

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the many different backgrounds and identities that make up our world. We encourage everyone to apply, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or age. We are especially proud to support our veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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