Registered Nurse – PCU job in Cape Girardeau, MO

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    Registered Nurse
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  • Location:

    Cape Girardeau, MO
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    Travel Contract
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Progressive Care Unit/PCU Registered Nurse (RN) Travel Job

Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurses care for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment.

Progressive Care Unit/PCU RN Responsibilities:

  • PCU Registered Nurses care for patients who need close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren’t unstable enough to require ICU care.
  • The PCU RN uses computer equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital information and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations.
  • Close observation is necessary as many PCU patients receive a significant amount of complex medications, sometimes through an intravenous line that may need to be adjusted or titrated.
  • The PCU RN is sometimes also called a step-down nurse, telemetry nurse, cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown and ER holding.
  • Provides exceptional bedside care
  • Records patient’s medical information and vital signs
  • Prepares equipment and assists physician during examination and treatment of patient
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients and interprets electronic displays to help guide treatment
  • Records all care information accurately and completely and in accordance with guidelines established for Registered Nurses
  • Performs other position related duties as assigned


  • Refer a Registered Nurse – You and your referral both get $500 with GIFTED’s Refer an RN Friend Program
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Premium pay
  • Same Day or Weekly Pay
  • Ability to work in premier facilities
  • Access to Chief Nursing Officer 24-7
  • Access to Social Worker 24-7
  • Group Health insurance benefits:
    • Medical Plan
    • Dental Plan
    • Vision Plan
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • AD&D Insurance

Benefits of being a GIFTED TRAVEL NURSE

  • Private housing and housing allowance
  • Personal Career Coach
  • Extremely competitive personalized pay package


This 308-bed non-profit hospital provides the community of Cape Girardeau, Missouri with excellent and advanced medical care and is a part of a larger for-profit healthcare system. With medical services including cardiovascular care, a cancer institute, neuroscience care, emergency care, and even a heart hospital, this facility meets all medical needs. This medical center has been named one of the top “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare for six consecutive years. This facility is a Catholic healthcare provider and endeavors to follow Christ’s healing tradition, witnessing God’s loving presence among all people, safeguarding the sacredness and dignity of human life, and providing care to all who seek help.

Cape Girardeau, MO is located about 115 miles southeast of St. Louis, 175 miles north of Memphis and is the largest city in Southeast Missouri. This city offers all four seasons, 23 municipal parks and a 4.42-mile walking/biking trail to enjoy all the beautiful weather. There are endless amounts of attractions to enjoy including Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center, an outdoor water park, Lazy L Safari Park, a walk-through zoo, and Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, offering rich cultural history and diverse natural resources to the area. From farmers’ markets with locally grown produce, and baked goods to thriving locally owned stores to nightlife, spas, and historic landmarks, Cape Girardeau offers something for everyone!


GIFTED Healthcare is a company that believes in the power of one person to make a difference in patient care. Join the ranks of our rapidly growing team of healthcare professionals, and become that difference!

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