RN, PRN - Cardiac Surgical Stepdown Unit 5492 in Columbia, SC at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Providence Health

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.

Providence Health is currently looking for an experienced RN to join our Cardiac Surgical Stepdown team at our Downtown Campus. This is a full-time day shift position that requires weekend availability.

Cardiac Surgical Stepdown Unit (CSSU): CSSU is a 14 bed unit that provides care for the post-operative cardiac surgical patient. Nurse: patient ratio of no more than 1:5. Patient diagnoses include, but not limited to: Post cardiac surgery, post thoracic surgery, post endovascular surgery, post pacemaker/ICD implantation, structural heart procedures (TAVR, Watchman, ASD/PFO closures, etc.), chest pain, CHF, and cardiac dysrhythmias.

Essential Functions:

Assessment: Perform nursing assessment using critical thinking skills; Identify patient's problems/needs and establishes priority interventions; Interprets clinical findings and correlates with patient's condition.

Plan of care: Plans care collaboratively with family/patient, physicians and other multidisciplinary team members; Prioritizes and delegates to health care team appropriately; Plans and coordinates teaching methods to achieve desired outcomes; Initiates an individualized nursing care plan and evaluates variances to expected course.

Implementation of care: Revises the care plan based on evaluation of effectiveness in achieving outcomes; Coordinates and assures completion of care as ordered by physicians and as planned in the nursing care plan; Consults with physicians and multidisciplinary team regularly regarding patient progress

Job Requirements

Required Skills

Ability to interpret cardiac rhythms and coordinate management associated with dysrhythmias.

Minimum Experience

1 year of experience required in cardiovascular care and/or cardiac surgical step down management.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.


Current license as a Registered Nurse from S.C.

Current BLS upon hire with American Heart Association.

ACLS required within 90 days of hire or unit transfer.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.