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Exciting opportunities in the Intensive Care and Progressive Care Units at Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sharp Memorial Hospital, recognized as a Magnet designated hospital and designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, Inc. has exciting opportunities in their Intensive Care Units (ICU) and Progressive Care Units (PCU). Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and innovations. We have openings in the following ICU and PCU departments:

Trauma/Neuro Progressive Care Unit (4 West) is a 32 bed Stroke Certified PCU with a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio, specializing in telemetry monitoring and the care of neurological, neurosurgical, trauma and stroke patients. This multi-disciplinary unit provides the opportunity to practice evidence-based care and utilize the nursing care process in a collaborative environment.

Transplant/Medical Progressive Care Unit (5 West) is a 32 bed PCU with ratios ranging from 2:1 to 4:1 and serves as a step-down unit for ICU patients. The RN will have the opportunity to care and manage cardiac, renal, and pancreas transplant patients. This unit also specializes in respiratory failure ventilated patients, and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients.

Surgical/Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (6 West) is a 32 bed PCU that specializes in Surgical/Cardiac patients, with 3:1 or 4:1 ratio recently received Silver Beacon status for Excellence in Progressive Care. Unit nurses are trained and competent in the management of a diverse set of diagnoses, including but not limited to: cardiothoracic surgical patients, cardiac catheterization patients and TPA thrombolytic therapy patients.

Medical Cardio/Pulmonary Progressive Care Unit (7 West) is a 32 bed PCU with a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio, specializes in the care of intermediate need patients and serves as a transitional unit for ICU patients. Unit nurses are trained and competent in the management of complex patients with the primary diagnosis of heart failure, pneumonia, cardiac arrhythmias, renal failure, and acute coronary syndrome.

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU 2 West) has opportunities for the experienced ICU RN or a training program for the RN transitioning into this level of care. SICU is a high security, 24 bed unit with a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio that recently received Gold Beacon Status for demonstrating clinical excellence. The primary patient population includes cardiac surgical, major trauma and complex general surgical as well as a variety of mechanical assist devices.

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU 3 West) has opportunities for the experienced ICU RN or a training program for the RN transitioning into this level of care. MICU is a high acuity 24 bed unit with a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio, where the interdisciplinary team delivers compassionate, individualized care using state of the art and evidence-based patient management techniques. The primary patient populations include Mechanical Assist Devices (e.g. LVAD, RVAD, and IABP), multisystem organ failure, acute mi/interventional cardiology patients, cardiac emergencies/arrhythmia, respiratory failure/ventilator management, sepsis and shock, renal failure/continuous renal replacement therapy.

The following RN opportunities for the PCU and ICU departments are below:

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About Sharp

As San Diego’s health care leader, we’ve set the community standard for exceptional care and are the No. 1 integrated health care network in California. With more than 16,000 dedicated employees, we are proud to be the largest private employer in San Diego County.

Since 2001, our team has been on an exciting journey to transform the health care experience. We are passionate about providing health care the way it should be. With exceptional skill. With advanced technology. And, especially, with kindness and empathy toward our patients and their loved ones. It’s going beyond caring for people to caring about people. This is the extraordinary level of care we call The Sharp Experience.

As San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive health care system, we offer a wide choice of career opportunities at our four acute- care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, outpatient and urgent care centers, home health, hospice and skilled nursing facilities.

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