Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)
Hours per week: 40
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried
Neonatal Nurseries: The Neonatal Nurseries includes the Level II and Level III Nurseries. The 66 bed Neonatal Intensive and Intermediate Care Units are located in our Children's Hospital. The MUSC NICU is the regional referral center for this area, providing care to premature and sick neonates. The average daily census is 66. The Neonatal ICUs provides medical and surgical care with most common diagnoses including prematurity, respiratory distress, and neonatal surgical conditions. In addition to respiratory and nutritional support, the NICUs provide ECMO/CRRT and surgical support. Pediatric Palliative care is available as needed. Two units located on the 8th floor of Children's Hospital include the 27 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the 9 bed Special Care Nursery. The 29 bed Level 2 Nursery is adjacent to Labor and Delivery on the 5th floor of MUSC's Main Hospital. The NICU also supports an infant home monitoring program for infants requiring monitoring upon discharge. All NICU beds are monitored beds.
PCICU & 8D Peds Cardiac Units: PCICU is a 14 bed unit that provides comprehensive care for complex medical and surgical patients from newborns (day of life) to adults (60 + years). The PCICU is equipped to provide the highest complexity therapies including employment of mechanical cardiac support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist devices (including the Berlin Heart, PediMag, CentriMag, Impella, HeartMate and HeartWare). The team has a specific cardiac focus and includes specialized nurses, a pediatric VAD coordinator, respiratory therapists, a pharmacist, clinical assistants, clinical nutritionists, as well as specifically trained physicians in pediatric cardiology and critical care medicine. The environment promotes a culture of safety- which is one of our main focuses. The PCICU boast hospital acquired infection rates well below the national average. The unit has its own waiting room dedicated solely for families with a child in the PCICU, complete with computers with Internet access, televisions, a private consultation room and a private lactation room for breastfeeding mothers. This waiting room is staffed by a guest relations specialist who assists families with lodging, transportation and other needs. We also have a Pediatric Cardiac Step-Down Unit where all of our patients are transferred to for ongoing care and eventual discharge.
The comprehensive cardiac program at MUSC Children’s Heart Center has consistently been named one of the top pediatric heart centers in the country by U.S. News and World Report, most recently #7 in 2019. Our 99 percent 30-day survival rate following complex cardiac surgery ranks us among the best centers in the world and in the top group of U.S. News-ranked elite centers. Since January 2016 the program has received the highest rating (3-stars) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database as well the ‘Silver Level’ Beacon Award of Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The combination of specialized advanced technology and an individualized approach to each patient in an intimate, attentive environment ensures this continued success.
The Nurse Manager reports to the Director/Service Line Administrator. The Nurse Manager ensures the provision of his/her departments in collaboration with other health professionals in an environment that is respectful of others, accountable for outcomes and adaptive to change. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the planning and comprehensive operations of department/unit on a 24-hour basis.
Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree and a Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university; Master of Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred. A minimum of 5 years of nursing work experience required (three years of nursing experience and two years of supervisory experience). Certification in specialty area preferred or completion within one year of eligibility strongly encouraged.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or compact state required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)
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Internal Number: A517110 / A517964
About Medical University of South Carolina
Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $284 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.