Under general supervision, the RN demonstrates and utilizes knowledge and skills to provide direct age-specific and culturally appropriate patient care through the use of the nursing process based on knowledge of principles of growth and development, serves as a clinical resource, participates in patient and staff education, demonstrates leadership, and serves as a preceptor. Employees are encouraged to support Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s involvement in the community we serve.
A PRN Tier 1 Nurse will work on an as-needed basis.
What we are:
5 Main is a 36-bed stepdown intermediate care unit that specializes in vascular surgery, telemetry and stroke. 5 Main is part of the Cardiovascular Division at Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC). Staffing is comprised of RNs, PCAs (patient care associates) and UAs (unit ambassadors).
What we do:
Some of 5 Main’s vascular surgeries include aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy, femoral bypass surgeries and amputations. 5 Main is the secondary stroke unit at SMC and all the nurses on 5 Main are NIHSS certified, which we help you obtain during your orientation period. All the beds on 5 Main are monitored beds. 5 Main cares for a variety of patients with telemetry needs, providing an environment conducive to extensive learning and skill development. You will be exposed to many types of patients on 5 Main aiding in your ability to provide great care to anyone that chose Spartanburg Medical Center to meet their healthcare needs.
Nurse to patient ratio on 5 Main is 1:4.
Who we are/unit culture:
This team believes that teamwork is essential to providing excellent patient care. Here you will find a warm group of willing, and clinically proficient individuals to assist you in adapting to your potential role as a registered nurse. In addition to regular staffing, 5 Main has a free Charge Nurse and Admission Discharge Nurse that are available to assist in directing and coordinating patient care, staff development and support, as well as leading day to day unit operations. 5 Main consistently has outstanding staff engagement scores. Patient and family satisfaction and quality care is the core of 5 Main’s mission and vision.
Our unit leadership:
5 Main’s nurse manager has been a nurse for 19 years with all of those years of experience on 5 Main. She has been in unit leadership for 13 years in various positions such as charge nurse, clinical resource nurse, assistant nurse manager and now manager. Our assistant nurse manager has been an RN for 10 years - all of her experience has also been on 5 Main. She has been assistant nurse manager for 3 years. They are very active and visible on the unit, interacting with staff and providing support daily. They encourage strong teamwork and teambuilding activities on a regular basis including contests and events, both at work and outside of work.
Core Job Responsibilities
Additional InformationSpartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through six hospital campuses: Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg Medical Center — Mary Black Campus, Pelham Medical Center, Cherokee Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center and Woodruff Manor. SRHS provides unparalleled cancer care through Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, with locations in Spartanburg, Greer, Union and Gaffney. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 600 physicians across Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. SRHS employs more than 9,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers and a Level I Trauma Center.