5 Heart at Mission Hospital
Medical Cardiology Step Down Unit - Progressive Care
MCSD is a 40-bed unit, which specializes in the treatment and care of patients with acute and chronic heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, post heart catheter procedures (stent placements, etc), pulmonary hypertension, and all types of arrhythmias.
Nurses who work on 5 Heart have the opportunity to conduct pre/post right heart catheterization and ICD placement care, pacemaker placements and post-ablation care, pre/post cardiac catheter care, pre/post coronary intervention care, assistance with bedside cardioversions and transcutaneous pacing for symptomatic heart blocks, as well as maintenance of ICU-initiated drips, and work with common medications specific to the care of this patient population.
Work on 5 Heart provides Registered Nurses with the opportunity to play an integral role in the Team-Based Care model, and it provides exceptional foundational experience in medical care and telemetry for cardiac patients that may lend to future skills pathways to intensive care units or other nursing specialties, depending on the nurse's individual career goals.
Role Summary: Provides leadership which facilitates the delivery of professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and family. Implements medically prescribed interventions.
Required Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Effective 3/1/18 Bachelor of Science in Nursing OR enroll in a BSN or advanced degree program within 6 months AND obtain a BSN within 4 years of hire date into RN position. Previous signed BSN commitment letter OR grandfathering will be accepted between departments and Mission Health entities. Exemptions may be approved with CNO System Council approval.
Preferred Education: Masters in Nursing.
Required License or Certifications: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. eNLC (Enhanced Nurse License Compact) license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON Certificate: BLS Healthcare Provider.
Preferred License or Certifications: National Certification in area of specialty.
Required Experience: One-year hospital nursing experience
Preferred Experience: Previous Progressive Care, Step Down, or Critical Care experience. Telemetry experience.
Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.