The CVICU is a 21 bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit specializing heart failure, VAD and heart transplant work ups, LVAD, heartware, heart transplantation, double lung transplantation, cardiac surgeries to include coronary bypass, valve replacements and repairs, aortic dissection repairs, thoracic surgeries to include esophagectomies and pneumonectomies. We also have a lot of devices i.e. balloon pumps, centrimags/ECMO, as well as all heart ware, HMII and HMIII. Because we are specialized and high paced unit we get surgical and medical patients so orientation is pretty extensive. We also have the capabilities of reopening a chest at the bedside, placing chest tubes, thoracentesis/paracentesis and other procedures that in other places may require going to the OR or procedural suite. There are always opportunities to develop and grow within the unit. There's Shared Governance, RSL/CSL, preceptor, RN III.
The Nurse Manager reports to the Director/Service Line Administrator. The Nurse Manager ensures the provision of his/her departments in collaboration with other health professionals in an environment that is respectful of others, accountable for outcomes and adaptive to change. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the planning and comprehensive operations of department/unit on a 24-hour basis.
Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree and a Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university; Master of Nursing (MSN), or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred. A minimum of 5 years of nursing work experience required (three years of nursing experience and two years of supervisory experience). Certification in specialty area preferred or completion within one year of eligibility strongly encouraged.
MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise, operates a 750-bed medical center in Charleston, South Carolina, which includes a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of only 66 elite National Cancer Institute designated centers), a Level I Trauma Center and the Institute of Psychiatry. In ad...dition, there are more than 100 outreach clinics and telehealth sites (http://www.muschealth.org/about-us/).