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PCU RN Resident

Company: St. David's Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:


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:


Day Manager

Night Manager


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 emergency department.

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/ Telemetry):

  • 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 preceptor
  • Specialty education with clinical experts as well as general clinical development


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 HealthCare facilities.

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.

Keywords: St. David's Medical Center, Austin , PCU RN Resident, Other , Austin, Texas

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