Progressive care is a step-down unit from ICU. We care for a
variety of patients such as neuro, cardiology, respiratory patients
that no longer need ICU level care but are not ready to go to a
medical surgical floor. We do take critical care medications that
require titrating. Patient ratios are 3-4:1 depending on the acuity
of patient. Teamwork is great on this unit and is a great unit to
begin your nursing foundation.
We are also over the Electrophysiology nursing unit which
focuses on patients that have cardiac procedures to correct
arrhythmias. These patients typically have an overnight stay and go
home the next day. These patients are more independent and less
acute. The current ratio is 5:1.
Staff can work both units but orientation is focused on PCU as
EP is easier to learn later on.
Current leadership includes:
16 CNC’s (supervisors for the unit)
Located in central Austin,St. David's Medical Centerincludes a
350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital
providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home
to the internationally renownedTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia InstituteandSt.
David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a
complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed
maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and
neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most
sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit andThe Breast Center; complex surgical services; a
comprehensiveBariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including
competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth
opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do
excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical,
dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,
employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and
student loan repayment.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Graduate Nurse Resident is a registered
nurse participating in a specified training program which is
standardized based on area of specialization. The training includes
orientation, combined with unit based, precepted clinical
experiences and didactic instruction. The Graduate Nurse Resident
is under the direct supervision of their Preceptor and Supervisor
Nursing Unit. According to hospital policies and procedures, by the
direction of their Preceptor, the Resident assesses, plans,
implements, and evaluates nursing care for assigned patients.
Immersion Residency: Details
13 Weeks (for Progressive Care/ Electrophysiology/
- Initial three week on-boarding, including Nursing Orientation,
Immersion Orientation, education, and initial unit on-boarding
- Remaining 6 to 21 weeks structured to allow the
majority of time to be spent on the unit of hire, with a trained
- Specialty education with clinical experts as well as general
EDUCATION: Required – Graduation from an
accredited/approved school of professional nursing, no longer than
six months ago. Completion of ADN or BSN degree.
Associate’s Degree-Major: Nursing. Employee will enroll in a RN
to BSN program within first year of employment, and graduate with
BSN within three years of enrollment date.
Preferred – BSN degree
EXPERIENCE: Preferred – Experience as a Patient Care Technician
in an acute care setting or capstone rotation in St. David’s
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Required – Must pass NCLEX exam and have
a current Texas RN License verifiable on the Texas Board of Nursing
website, prior to your first day of employment. Current BCLS
provider card also required.