Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care unit is a 14 bed Beacon Award-Winning unit and is the referral center for all major pediatric cardiac surgery in South Carolina. Average Daily Census on the unit is 12, with a blend of cardiac surgical and medical diagnoses. The PCICU cares for patients with congenital heart disease of any age based on care needs. Common procedures associated with this unit's care include cardiac surgery, Ventricular Assist Devices, Heart Transplant, cardiac catheterization, and all medical diagnoses associated with cardiac care for the children in South Carolina. In addition to ventilatory and cardiac support, the unit provides ECMO/CRRT and additional complex supportive therapies. Pediatric palliative care is available as needed.
Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse II provides individualized, goal-directed patient care to families and patients at the competent level utilizing the principles and practices of the nursing process; delivers safe and effective care and interacts with other members of the health care team to achieve desired results.
Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two years and successfully obtain a BSN degree within four years of the RN hire or reclassification date. A minimum of one year of pediatric critical care or cardiac work experience as a registered nurse required.
About Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
MUSC is now a 709-bed Medical Center and is made up of four hospitals -- Medical University Hospital, MUSC Children's Hospital, Storm Eye Institute and the Institute of Psychiatry. It also includes centers for specialized care --the Heart Center, Transplant Center, Digestive Disease Center and Hollings Cancer Center. These centers are led by internationally known physicians. MUSC is the designated... Level I Trauma Center in Charleston. This is the highest level designated by the American College of Surgeons. There are also many outpatient clinics, facilities and services, both on the MUSC campus and throughout the community. Discoveries from MUSC's research facilities enhance the diagnosis and treatment of Medical Center patients. Accredited by JACHO, MUSC has consistently received top rankings by US News and World Report and have served the citizens of South Carolina since 1824.The mission of the Medical Center of the Medical University of South Carolina is to provide excellence in patient care, teaching and research in an environment that is respectful of others, adaptive to change and accountable for outcomes. The MUSC Medical Center is located in coastal Charleston, South Carolina. Visitors travel to Charleston each year to walk its cobblestone streets, relive its history and enjoy its sunny beaches.