RN - Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit - NSICU - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time


Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Vidant Medical Center is looking for nurses to become a part of our Neuroscience Intensive Care Team.

Neuro Science Intensive Care Unit is a growing unit within the Neuro Science Service Line. NSICU is an 8 bed ICU with an evolving intensivist program that provides support for the critically ill neuro surgical and neuro medicine patient. Common diagnoses include, but are not limited to, severe sepsis, respiratory failure, acute renal failure, and multisystem organ failure. The patient population within NSICU will include but is not limited to:

  • Neuro Surgery Patients, including craniotomies for tumors, congenital defects, subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Other surgeries include: spinal surgeries and cerebral shunts. Evolving advancements include deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease.

  • Hemorrhagic and Ischemic stroke population requiring endovascular procedures, craniotomies and thrombolytic therapy.

  • Neuro Medicine patients including but not limited to: status epilepticus, guillan barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis.

Neuroscience Awards and Highlights

  • Unit-based Stroke Response Team 24/7

  • Only Certified Stroke Center in eastern NC

  • Participate in the NC Stroke Care Collaborative Registry

  • Participate in the Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) national data base registry through AHA, promoting Best Practice and Evidence Based Medicine

  • Recognized by AHA 2 years consecutively, receiving the GWTG Gold-Plus award for high achievement of the stroke core measures.

  • Active participants and leaders for the eastern NC Stroke Network

  • Featured in ADVANCE for Nurses

  • International Stroke Conference presenters for 2 consecutive years

  • 2010 presenters at the National Association of Healthcare Quality


  • Deliver direct, quality patient care, utilizing a basic clinical skill level and knowledge base.

  • To provide proficient, age specific, professional nursing skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care for assigned patients in accordance with legal, hospital practice and departmental policies and procedures, established standards of nursing care and practice, and as defined by the state of North Carolina.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement Activities.

  • Attends educational programs and staff orientation which promotes personal and professional development.

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.

  • Minimum 6 months med-surg experience in a hospital setting (new graduates must apply to the Nurse Residency Program)
    BSN Preferred or ADN Degree

  • Current RN license is required.

  • Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) through the American Heart Association required.

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is required.

  • NIHSS certification (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale)

Preferred Requirements

  • BSN Preferred.

  • ICU Experience Preferred - 2 years or more.

  • Experience with heart monitors, arctic sun, ventilators, ICP monitors, EVD drains, hemodynamic monitoring and continuous renal replacement therapy preferred.

  • CCRN Certification preferred.


  • Full-time (36 Hours) - 12 hours shifts

  • We offer flexible schedules, great benefits, such as, tuition reimbursement and a positive work environment.

  • Working for Vidant Health means being a part of a reputable, well-established system of care - but one that's growing fast, which translates to unlimited career growth opportunities.

  • Questions?  e-Mail: JOBS@VIDANTHEALTH.COM

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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