The Registered Nurse serves as a leader of the healthcare team at Novant Health by establishing an authentic personalized relationship with the patient and their chosen support system, collaborating with physicians and other team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate an individualized plan of care that promotes optimal health or supports a peaceful death. The Registered Nurse utilizes best scientific evidence and compassion to assist the patient in navigating their health journey. The Registered Nurse accepts responsibility, authority, and accountability for management and provision of care in accordance with the current policies and procedures.
At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.
6 Cardiac ICCU at Forsyth Medical Center is a 21-bed mixed cardiac-intermediate telemetry unit. 9 of our beds are dedicated to medical & cardiac intermediate patients which requires care and maintenance of a-lines, titratable gtts, BIPAP, trachs and heated high flow. Our remaining beds are for the cardio-thoracic intermediate surgery patients and cardiac telemetry patients which includes post-op open heart surgery patients with temporary epicardial pacemakers, blake drains, and insulin gtts; post-op lung surgery patients from PACU with PCA pumps and chest tubes; esophagogastrectomy patients; TAVR patients; and cardiac telemetry patients pre- and post- procedure. Nurses manage cardiac gtts and medications. Nurse: patient ratios vary from 1: 3-6 depending on patient acuity.
Our unit is known for providing exceptional patient care, as reflected in our high patient satisfaction scores, and we are known for how well we mobilize our patients.
Our nurses require high-level critical thinking skills and cardiac knowledge that allows them to confidently care for their patients in a fast-paced environment.
It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.