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.
About our Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
- 24 bed ICU specializing in the care of critically ill neuromedicine and neurosurgical patients.
- 50% of our eligible RNs are certified in critical care (CCRN) or certified stroke nurses (SCRN).
- Vidant Medical Center is a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the NSICU at VMC is the only neurocritical care unit in eastern North Carolina.
- RN to patient ratio is 1:2.
- Our charge RN does not take a patient assignment.
- The NSICU specializes in care of both medical and surgical patients and disease processes.
- We are the newest Intensive Care Unit at VMC and we are growing very rapidly with many opportunities for professional growth and development.
- Our ICU is structured with an intensivist model with a neurointensivist and advanced practice providers. With this model, we work the same physicians and providers all the time. We do not have providers who rotate through our unit.
- We have in house provider coverage 24/7.
- Our service line continues to expand, so this is an exciting time to join the Neurosciences team.
- 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.
- Associate Degree or Diploma is required.
- 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
- Shift differentials have just increased to:
- $3.50/hr – 2nd shift
- $5.00/hr - 3rd shift
- $5.00/hr - weekends
- Relocation Assistance is available
- Part-time positions available - 24 hours per week
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.