Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Nurse

Location: Charleston, SC
Great opportunity for a CVICU Nurse in the Charleston area of South Carolina.
  • Shift: Full-time, Nights 7P-7A (rotating weekends)

Responsibilities of the CVICU Nurse:
  • Use therapeutic communication in daily practice.
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic Intensive Care environment.
  • Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of individual ICU patients.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process.
  • Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care.
  • Promote an ICU environment that treats patients and families with dignity, respect and appreciation of their lifestyle, religion and culture.
  • Maintain high quality, age specific care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients as assigned.
  • Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver.
  • Participate in Cardiovascular Department specific initiatives and process improvement.
  • Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistants, vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses, and / or nurse interns.
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Job may include direct supervision of students at the discretion of the area supervisor. Employee must have the same licensure or have completed the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline of the student.   Direct supervision means the primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift. 
  • Provide quality patient care, in keeping with the philosophy and objectives of the hospital and department.
  • Maintain and support the standards of nursing care and practice in order to meet the health care needs of patients, their families and the community.
  • Prescribes, delegates and coordinates all nursing care provided to assigned patients and is responsible for meeting all standards associated with performance, nursing practice and nursing care. 

Requirements of the CVICU Nurse:
  • Current State of South Carolina RN license required, or recognized compact licensure (subject to South Carolina State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions)
  • BLS – Healthcare provider 
  • ACLS 
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification must be complete within 90 days of hire. 
  •  Transfers/New Hires have six (6) months from employment to obtain ACLS certification 
  • Graduate of a NLN accredited school of nursing. Graduate Nurses or Registered Nurse with little or no Critical Care experience must complete the Critical Care Internship program and associated competencies.
  • One year previous critical care experience required
  • CVICU experience preferred
  • Weekend and holiday rotation required

This facility is a well know hospital in the South Carolina area and a Level II Trauma Center.
 
Regards,
 
Stacey Soilis
Full Cycle Healthcare Recruiter
Healthcare Employment Partners
Direct Line:
561 409-5777
Toll free: 855 423-7633
 ext. 200
Fax: 855 423-7634
stacey@hcepartners.com
www.hcepartners.com
   

   

 
or