About The East Carolina Heart Institute
The East Carolina Heart Institute is the first in North Carolina devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is associated with Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University. The primary facilities that make up the Heart Institute are located on the campuses of Vidant Medical Center and ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. We use the most advanced equipment and techniques to manage both familiar and rare cardiovascular problems. Our integration of basic science and clinical research, along with the clinical practice of medicine and surgery, ensures that patients receive the latest, most promising treatment options based on thorough review of their individual needs.
The Cardiovascular Intermediate Unit patient population primarily consists of post- operative cardiac, thoracic and vascular patients. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Cardiac Surgery Patients - CABG, Valve replacement
Thoracic Patients - Video-assisted thorascoscopic surgeries: lobectomy, wedge resection, pleurodesis, Pneumonectomy, Paraesophageal hernia repairs, Esophagectomy
Vascular Patients -Abdominal/Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repairs, Carotid Endarterectomy, Revascularizations, Peripheral Artery Bypasses, Amputations
Registered nurses provide care in conjunction with the nursing assistant and medical team. Assignments are based on the patient’s needs, the geographical location of the patients, and the resources available. The charge nurse does not have a patient assignment. BLS is required upon hire; ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is required to be obtained within one year.
Skills that will be utilized are: interpretation of complex cardiac rhythms, IV start skills, peripheral lab draws, arterial blood draws, continuous infusion medication management (including but not limited to various vasoactive intravenous drips with titration, anti-hypertensive drips, insulin drips and heparin drips) and conscious sedation management, bedside procedures, complex dressing changes, management of: arterial lines, negative pressure wound therapy devices, central lines, chest tubes, J-tubes, external pacemakers, NG/PEG tubes with tube feeds, pacing wires, PCA’s and epidurals.
Flexible scheduling options with self-scheduling
Professional staff development opportunities that promote expert clinical and leadership pathways
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.
For additional information, please contact:
Diane Hobbs, Recruiter:
Tel: (252) 847-3244.