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RN - Cardiovascular Intermediate Unit - CVIU

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Job ID: 944304
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 25, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About The East Carolina Heart Institute

The East Carolina Heart Institute is the first in North Carolina devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is associated with Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University. The primary facilities that make up the Heart Institute are located on the campuses of Vidant Medical Center and ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. We use the most advanced equipment and techniques to manage both familiar and rare cardiovascular problems. Our integration of basic science and clinical research, along with the clinical practice of medicine and surgery, ensures that patients receive the latest, most promising treatment options based on thorough review of their individual needs.


Bed count – 24 bed unit 

Primary Population:

  • The Cardiovascular Intermediate Unit patient population primarily consists of post- operative cardiac, thoracic and vascular patients. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Cardiac Surgery Patients  - CABG, Valve replacement

  • Thoracic Patients - Video-assisted thorascoscopic  surgeries: lobectomy, wedge resection, pleurodesis, Pneumonectomy, Paraesophageal hernia repairs, Esophagectomy

  • Vascular Patients -Abdominal/Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repairs, Carotid Endarterectomy, Revascularizations, Peripheral Artery Bypasses, Amputations

Registered nurses provide care in conjunction with the nursing assistant and medical team. Assignments are based on the patient’s needs, the geographical location of the patients, and the resources available. The charge nurse does not have a patient assignment. BLS is required upon hire; ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is required to be obtained within one year. 

Skills that will be utilized are: interpretation of complex cardiac rhythms, IV start skills, peripheral lab draws, arterial blood draws, continuous infusion medication management (including but not limited to various vasoactive intravenous drips with titration, anti-hypertensive drips, insulin drips and heparin drips) and conscious sedation management, bedside procedures, complex dressing changes, management of: arterial lines, negative pressure wound therapy devices, central lines, chest tubes, J-tubes, external pacemakers, NG/PEG tubes with tube feeds, pacing wires, PCA’s and epidurals.

  • Flexible scheduling options with self-scheduling 

  • Professional staff development opportunities that promote expert clinical and leadership pathways

Position Summary

  • Responsible to provide care in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing-Nurse Practice Act,  American Nurses Association Standards of Practice and other standards established by profession/professional groups, regulating bodies/agents.  Nursing care will be delivered in accordance with Vidant Health and entity specific nursing policies, procedures and professional standards of care/practice.
  • Responsible for the provision and coordination of nursing care to include the collection and analysis of assessment data, identification of expected outcomes and development of plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family and other interdisciplinary team members.  Identifies interventions to attain expected outcomes, implements the interventions identified in the plan of care, evaluates the progress of the patient/family toward attainment of outcomes, and documents the process.  This care includes sensitivity to age specific and unique needs of the patient/family.
  • Promotes and evaluates the effective functioning of the health care team. Collaborates with health care team members to meet the identified needs of the patient/family throughout the episode of care.  Delegates tasks and activities as appropriate and governed by NC Nurse Practice Act.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree or Diploma is required.
  • Bachelors Degree is preferred.
  • Current NC RN license or licensure to practice in a participating Nurse Licensure Compact state Health Care Provider is required.
  • Basic Life Support is required.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required:  (i.e. supervision, computers, etc.) 
  • Flexibility in scheduling to meet the twenty four (24) hour needs of the patients. 
  • Possess organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to utilize effective and confidential communication in patient, interdisciplinary, and staff relationships.
  • Maintains stable performance levels under conditions of pressure and multiple demands.
  • Working knowledge and experience with PC-based applications.

Other Information

  • We offer a $10,000 Bonus
  • Shift differentials have just increased to:
    •  $3.50/hr – 2nd shift
    • $5.00/hr - 3rd shift
    • $5.00/hr - weekends 
  • Relocation Assistance is available
  • Full-time positions available

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.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Diane Hobbs, Recruiter:  

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 847-3244.

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