RN - Neuroscience ICU - Greenville, NC

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935927

Vidant Medical Center

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

Position Summary

24-Bed Intensive Care Unit 

Primary Population:

  • Neurosciences intensive care provides support for the critically ill neuromedicine and neurosurgery patient population. Patients in this setting require frequent neurological assessments and collaborative evaluations to manage complex diagnoses and conditions. The population will include but is not limited to:
  • Acute Stroke Management (ischemic and hemorrhagic)
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Post Neurosurgical and Endovascular Management (craniotomy, aneurysm clipping/coiling, complex neuro-spine)
  • Seizure and Status Epilepticus Management 
  • Other Critically Ill Neuroscience Patients (Guillain Barre, Myasthenia Gravis, Meningitis, etc.)

NSICU must demonstrate expertise in advanced hemodynamic monitoring, ICP monitoring, and ventilator management.  Nursing staff analyze all hemodynamics and respiratory care practitioners assist with mechanical ventilator management.  BLS is required upon hire, ACLS is required within 6 months of hire and NIHSS (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale) certification completion is required prior to end of orientation.  These certifications must remain active. Eight hours of continuing stroke education are required annually.

The NSICU RN manages ventriculostomies, lumbar drains, arterial lines and central lines. Essential skills are advanced hemodynamic monitoring via the Flotrac device as well as pulmonary artery catheters. Various intravenous drips are utilized in the NSICU and include medications for pain and sedation and well as vasopressors and vasodilators. NSICU uses Targeted Temperature Management and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.


Staffing/Scheduling:

  • RN ratio for Intensive Care beds 1:2    
  • Nursing assistant ratio for Intensive Care beds 1:12
  • Flexible scheduling options with self-scheduling 
  • Six week scheduling period 
  • Day, night and/or rotating positions offered based on unit need
  • New Graduate RN’s are offered rotating day/night positions
  • Charge Nurse does not have a patient assignment
  • Professional staff development opportunities that promote expert clinical and leadership pathways

Minimum Requirements

  • Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina or temporary North Carolina licensure or meet requirements to hold RN licensure in a compact state.
  • Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) required.
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) may be required depending on unit requirements.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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