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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System PRN-RN Tier 2 - Cardiovascular Recovery Unit CVRU in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Position Summary

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 2 Nurse will work on an as-needed basis.

Unit Description

This 10-bed Cardiovascular Recovery Unit (CVRU or CVICU) is for patients recovering immediately after heart, lung and vascular surgery. This unit functions mainly as an open-heart surgery recovery unit, but there are occasional thoracic surgery patients. Average daily census is 10 patients, and typical nurse to patient ratio is 1:2, and 1:1 for open heart patients. This unit’s focus is enhanced recovery after surgery, and it strives to get patients off ventilators and walking 2-4 hours after surgery. This dynamic team is centered around following protocol and excellent teamwork.

Minimum Requirements


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Baccalaureate Degree preferred


  • Minimum of 1 year of experience required to work PRN


  • Current R.N. licensure in the state of South Carolina or Compact State

  • BLS Required

  • ACLS and PALS/NRP as determined by Unit patient demographics

    Preferred Requirements

    Preferred Education

  • BSN

    Core Job Responsibilities

  • Initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance outcome

  • Seeks necessary assistance in completing nursing interventions to assure positive patient outcomes

  • Responsible for demonstrating competency for all new equipment and procedures.

  • Provides clinical guidance to students and ancillary staff

  • Successfully completes hospital and unit-based orientation programs

  • Formulates a plan for professional growth

  • Ensures compliance with all clinical expectations regarding regulatory requirements

  • Identifies appropriate standards of care, and/or collaborative clinical pathways to guide the plan of care

  • Complies with established policies and procedures

  • Identifies the need to develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to specialized patient populations and/or unit and hospital-based practices

  • Serves on unit-based committees

  • Educates peers with a minimum of one in-service per year

  • Demonstrates knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory.

  • Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care

  • Documents all aspects of patient care by following established charting procedure to show the patient’s progress or any change in the patient’s condition

  • Collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to determine patient priorities and treatments