Telemetry PCU Nurse Career Guide

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Overview

A Telemetry Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse (RN) is a specialized healthcare professional who works in a unit that provides intermediate care to patients who require continuous monitoring but not necessarily intensive care. Telemetry PCU RNs play a critical role in monitoring patients' vital signs, administering medications, providing post-surgical care and managing complex medical conditions. They work

Education

To become a Telemetry PCU RN, you need to start by obtaining a nursing degree. The most common educational path is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which typically requires four years of study. A BSN program provides a comprehensive curriculum that covers anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, critical care nursing and telemetry monitoring. Clinical rotations in telemetry units

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Related certifications

While specific qualifications may vary depending on the employer, Telemetry PCU RNs should have experience in medical-surgical nursing or telemetry monitoring. Gaining experience in these areas helps nurses develop the clinical skills necessary to provide specialized care in progressive care settings. Some employers may also require or prefer additional certifications, such as the Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Skills

Staff and Travel Telemetry PCU RNs need a diverse set of skills to excel in their role. They must have a strong clinical knowledge of cardiac monitoring, telemetry interpretation and administering medications. Effective communication and patient education skills are essential in providing clear instructions to patients and their families and ensuring they understand their care plans. Telemetry PCU

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Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a Telemetry PCU RN are multifaceted and demand a high level of clinical expertise. They continuously monitor patients' cardiac rhythms and vital signs using telemetry equipment to detect any changes or abnormalities. Telemetry PCU RNs administer medications and intravenous therapies, manage post-surgical care and provide wound management. They collaborate with the healthcare team, including physicians, nurse practitioners

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Telemetry PCU Nurse
$1,703-2,549/week

The average salary for a Telemetry PCU Nurse is $2,109.76 per week.

Last updated on May 19, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Pros of being a Telemetry PCU RN include the opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding environment, the chance to develop expertise in telemetry monitoring and caring for complex medical conditions and the satisfaction of seeing patients progress and recover. This specialty offers various opportunities for professional growth and advancement, as Telemetry PCU RNs often work in close collaboration

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Telemetry PCU Nurse Jobs


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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry PCU - Progressive Care Unit

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Core Medical Group
  • 5x8 hrs
  • Referral Bonus

$2,970/week

Posted 3 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry PCU - Progressive Care Unit

  • Vandalia, IL
  • Core Medical Group
  • 3x12 hrs
  • Referral Bonus

$2,540/week

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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry PCU - Progressive Care Unit

  • Albany, NY
  • Core Medical Group
  • 3x12 hrs
  • Referral Bonus

$2,500/week

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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry PCU - Progressive Care Unit

  • Chico, CA
  • Core Medical Group
  • 3x12 hrs
  • Referral Bonus

$2,490/week

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Posted 4 days ago

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