We Are Hiring
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) nurses are ranked among the most sought-after specialty nurse professionals working today. CVICU nurse jobs entail administering care for patients following open-heart surgery and is considered the most highly specialized and critical intensive care unit. As such, you owe it to yourself to join a team that excels and has a history of revolutionizing methods of heart care.
Shift Details: This position is Full Time - Day shift - 7a to 7p. Associates are placed on a 6-week rotation which does not change, allowing the associate to know well in advance of their scheduled days. It is a 3 - 12-hour shift position, working one weekend a month with a 6 day off stretch either before or after their weekend. Cardiac Experience is preferred and one year of nursing preferred but not required.
Why Join Ascension?
St. Vincent's East is a 362-bed hospital, located just 15 minutes from downtown. Situated between Irondale and Trussville, AL. It is the second largest Ascension hospital in the Birmingham area.
Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we care for our associates: the people who are the foundation of our work to fulfill our mission. We offer a comprehensive benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, as well as a generous PTO/Holiday accrual. Company paid Short Term, Long Term, Basic Life and Accidental death benefits are also included. Associates can take advantage of other great benefits like tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and much more.
Heart of Care: Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. That's why, at Ascension, we invest in our nurses, so they can have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.
What You Will Do
Cardiovascular ICU is a private 8- bed unit that specializes in cardiac care for patients who have had Cardiothoracic Surgery. This includes: CABG (Coronary artery bypass grafting), MVR (Mitral valve repair/replacement, AVR (aortic valve replacement), Thoracotomies, carotids and femoral popliteal bypass. You will see extensive hemodynamic monitoring, use of continuous bedside dialysis (CRRT), cardiac assist devices (IABP, external pace makers) and frequent use of vasoactive medications.
On CVICU, you will be trained to detect medical issues before they become a problem, so that you can respond to those emergent situations quickly and confidently. You will:
Implement and monitor patient care plans. Monitor, record and communicate patient conditions as appropriate.
Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
Note and carry out physician and nursing orders.
Assess and coordinate patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Our average nurse to patient ratio is 2:1 with some patients requiring 1:1 care. Our beds are normally full and our staff is very rarely cancelled.
Here at St. Vincent's East, you will be joining a motivated, energetic staff and will be introduced to a team environment. CVICU is a great unit to develop or refine your ICU skills.
BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) required within 6 months of hire
Licensed Associate Professional Registered Nurse credentialed from the Alabama Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required
Equal Employment Opportunity
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