The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) of Northeastern Health System will provide evaluation and care of patients whose medical needs can most often be taken care of within a 24-hour time frame. A patient in the CDU receives monitoring, diagnostic testing, therapy and assessment of symptoms to determine whether he or she will require further treatment as an inpatient or can be safely discharged from the hospital setting. If a patient is deemed medically stable, he or she may be discharged from the CDU at any time during the day or evening.
Examples of conditions treated in the Clinical Decision Unit include:
- Chest pain
- Abdominal pain
Who provides care and medical treatment?
Patients in the Clinical Decision Unit are cared for by highly skilled professionals. These include, but are not limited to:
- A Hospitalist physician (MD or DO) has overall responsibility for a patient’s care. Every patient is seen by a physician. They talk with the nurses, evaluate the patient and any test results, and confer with other doctors as necessary to determine a course of treatment.
- A registered nurse (RN) will assess and monitor a patient’s physical condition, give medication, maintain an IV and keep family and/or friends informed of any tests and procedures. Nurses also provide important discharge information before patients go home. Each nurse is responsible for several patients and works very closely with other doctors as necessary to determine a course of treatment.
- Nurse practitioners, licensed practical care nurses, and case managers are also active participants in a patient’s care.
To apply, or for more information, contact our Human Resources department at (918) 453-2170 or visit http://nhs-ok.org/index.php/jobs/.