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LifePoint Health Registered Nurse (RN) - OR/Surgery (Northeast campus) 5450 in Columbia, South Carolina

Title: Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse

Providence Health Hospital is looking for an experienced, dedicated and motivated Progressive Care (PCU) Registered Nurse to join our night shift team in the Northeast Campus location.

The Progressive Care (PCU) Registered Nurse is skilled in assessing and treating acutely ill patients. They provide care to patients who do not require treatment in Intensive Care Units, but whose conditions need constant observation and monitoring. The Progressive Care Registered Nurse is part of a collaborative, communicating and partnering with medical staff, the patient, and their families.

Essential Functions of the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse:

  • Assesses patient's status within identified functional health patterns, i.e., management of health, growth and development, oxygenation, activity, etc.

  • Collaborates with the Progressive Care Unit physicians and medical staff regarding appropriateness of daily and routine orders based on change in the patient's status

  • Identifies appropriate nursing diagnosis or collaborative problems which can be addressed through nursing interventions

  • Ensures that care is delivered to assigned patients in accordance with medical orders and nursing standards and is documented in clinical records and on plans of care

  • Monitors and administers prescribed medication, as well as performing titration of drug doses per unit policy

Required Experience of the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse:

  • One year of experience in a Progressive Care Unit

Minimum Education of Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Required Licenses/Certifications of the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse:

  • Current SC RN License

  • BLS Certification

  • ACLS certification within 3 months of employment

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, our two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. As part of the LifePoint Health network, we are driven by quality, compassion, and Christ to treat the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.


This revised job description puts more of an emphasis on the PCU nursing environment, with both PCU and “Progressive Care Unit” being very common searches, this job description aims to target both versions of the word to ensure that all candidates searching for this type of job will see the posting. It limits the functions to a number of bullet points that are more easily read and understood, focused on highlighting the key aspects the role and taking out duplicate details or aspects that may not be part of the normal day to day.

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Organization: *Providence Health Northeast

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - OR/Surgery (Northeast campus) 5450

Location: SC-Columbia

Requisition ID: 7477-5450