We Are Hiring
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) nurses are ranked among the most sought-after specialty nurse professionals working today. CVICU nurse jobs entail administering care for patients following open-heart surgery and is considered the most highly specialized and critical intensive care unit. As such, you owe it to yourself to join a team that excels and has a history of revolutionizing methods of heart care.
Shift Details: 7p to 7a - PRN as needed. 3/12-hour shifts. 48 hours a month required (one shift on the weekend)
One Year of experience required. Cardiac Experience preferred
What You Will Do
Cardiovascular ICU is a private 8- bed unit that specializes in cardiac care for patients who have had Cardiothoracic Surgery. This includes: CABG (Coronary artery bypass grafting), MVR (Mitral valve repair/replacement, AVR (aortic valve replacement), Thoracotomies, carotids and femoral popliteal bypass. You will see extensive hemodynamic monitoring, use of continuous bedside dialysis (CRRT), cardiac assist devices (IABP, external pace makers) and frequent use of vasoactive medications.
On CVICU, you will be trained to detect medical issues before they become a problem, so that you can respond to those emergent situations quickly and confidently. You will:
Implement and monitor patient care plans. Monitor, record and communicate patient conditions as appropriate.
Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
Note and carry out physician and nursing orders.
Assess and coordinate patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Our average nurse to patient ratio is 2:1 with some patients requiring 1:1 care. Our beds are normally full and our staff is very rarely cancelled.
Here at St. Vincent’s East, you will be joining a motivated, energetic staff and will be introduced to a team environment. CVICU is a great unit to develop or refine your ICU skills.
What You Will Need
Licensed Associate Professional Registered Nurse credentialed from the Alabama Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) required within 6 months of hire
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