Job ID: 947444
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2021
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.
24 – Bed Unit (16 Intensive Care beds and 8 Intermediate Care beds)
CVICU includes three levels of care: Open-heart recovery, Intensive Care, and Intermediate Care
CVICU operates as the open-heart surgery unit at Vidant Medical Center. The primary population consists of the cardiovascular and cardiac surgery patient. The typical patient may have the following diagnosis/procedures:
Skills utilized include but are not limited to continuous infusion medication management, pain management, wound care, continuous cardiac monitoring, arterial line maintenance, central line maintenance, and chest tube maintenance for all levels of care in CVICU. Pulmonary arterial catheter management and mechanical ventilation management are included in the ICU setting.
Technological expertise in the ICU setting include Cardiopulmonary Support Devices such as intra-aortic balloon pumps, CRRT, Impella, RVAD/LVAD, and HeartMate. CVICU Nurses may be eligible to train as ECMO specialists after one year in the ICU environment.
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.