Medical University of South Carolina MUHA EA84 - Assistant Nurse Manager - Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital Heart Center in Charleston, South Carolina
Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)
Hours per week: 40
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM-4:30 PM; Rotating On-Call Weekends and Holidays
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried
Job Summary/Purpose : We are a 29 bed Heart Center with a mix of intensive care and step-down patients. We care for medical and surgical cardiac patients ranging from newborns to adults.
The CICU is equipped to provide the highest complex therapies including employment of mechanical cardiac support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist devices (including the Berlin Heart, PediMag, CentriMag, Impella 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 Heart Center boast hospital acquired infection rates well below the national average.
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 #10 in 2020. 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 Assistant Nurse Manager reports to the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager supports the unit(s), Service Line and Medical Center goals. Goals include achievement of clinical and quality measures, operational efficiency, financial targets as well as well as population/age specific needs of the assigned department(s).
Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college/university; Master of Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in lieu of BSN. If BSN only, a Master's degree in a related field or DNP completion expected within 4 years of hire date required. Three years related work experience as a registered nurse required. Extensive knowledge of the unit's patient population, health care trends, community and regional resources and service availability to these populations. An ability to establish working relationships with diverse groups and individual, medical staff and other health care disciplines. 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 a 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. Certification in specialty area preferred or completion within on year of eligibility strongly encouraged.
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)