RN/Cardiovascular Recovery Unit

16126 - CVR Unit



6:45p-7:15a w/every other weekend

Every Other Weekend

Associates Degree

The Registered Nurse independently plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care in patient care situations using standards of care and policy and procedure. Provides direct nursing care to patients.  Assumes teaching and leadership responsibilities.  Participates in unit committee and quality improvement activities.  Needs minimal supervision.  Patient assessment: use of full data base lab results and progress notes.

CVRU consists of 9 beds and sees over 700 surgical cases annual.  Over 400 of which are immediate post-open heart patients.  There are 2 dedicated cardiac thoracic surgeons and we use electronic ordering 100% of the time.

  • Clear/Active RN licensure for State of Florida.
  • BSN strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 2yrs recent ICU experience with 1yr of open heart experience required. 
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association  and current ACLS certification required.
  • Training in hemodynamic monitoring and management, complex IV Drip Titration, and vent management also required.