RN - Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit - Greenville, NC

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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.

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 patients.

  • Common diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
    • severe sepsis
    • respiratory failure
    • acute renal failure
    • 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

Position Summary

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

  • Develop, implements and evaluates/revises a plan of care.

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

  • Participate in Service Excellence Program.

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.

  • FOR EASTCARE TRANSPORT RN's: ACLS, BLS, PALS. NRP, TNCC must be obtained before the end of orientation, One specialty certification for example, CFRN or  must be obtained within 2 years of hire is required. 3 to 5 years experience as a RN is required from an ICU or ER setting.

  • The ability to treat patients under EastCare protocols is determined by the EastCare Medical Director.

Other Information

  • 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.

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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