AdventHealth OrlandoCardiovascular

We treat more hearts than any other hospital in the US.

82,000

Open-Heart Procedures

70,000

Cardiac Patients Yearly

160

Board-Certified Surgeons

#1

Hospital in Cardiology

Overview

We are looking to hire experienced registered nurses for our growing cardiovascular units. Scroll down to learn more about each unit or click here to connect with us!

 AdventHealth's most recent awards and achievements!   

  • #1 in cardiology volume in the nation

  • #1 in vascular surgery volume in the nation

  • #1 in open heart surgery volume in Florida

  • #1 in thoracic surgery volume in Florida

  • #1 heart transplant program by volume in the southeast region

  • Ranked #1 hospital in Orlando by US News & World Report

At AdventHealth Orlando, we offer patients battling cardiovascular disease some of the most innovative and advanced care around. Our AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute is one of the largest and best-regarded cardiac facilities in the country. It’s also the only facility in Central Florida that performs heart transplants. Every year, we see more than 70,000 cardiac patients, including 25,000 who seek emergency care and 2,000 who require cardiac surgery. Since 1981, we’ve performed more than 82,000 open-heart procedures, more than anyone else in Florida. We treat more patients with cardiovascular and vascular disease and more female cardiac patients than any other hospital in the United States.

 

 

 
 

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We're looking for experienced registered nurses to join our talented cardiovascular team. Connect with us to learn more about our facilities and speak with a recruiter about career opportunities. 

 

CVOR

Cardio Vascular Operating Room

Our expanding Cardiovascular Operating Room performs over 3,500 procedures a year offering challenging and rewarding work in both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. We possess an extensive minimally invasive program using the latest Robotic and Thoracoscopic treatment technologies. The Pediatric Congenital Heart Program has expanded to produce optimal outcomes for the pediatric population. As part of the Transplant Institute, we perform heart and lung transplants. An OR internship training program, department in-service education programs, and a professional practice advancement ladder are offered as well. In addition, we offer opportunities for RN’s to both scrub and circulate.

 

AdventHealth Orlando’s Cardiovascular Institute is a State of the Art, Comprehensive Surgical Center supporting both Adult and Pediatric Patients (Coronary Revascularization, Heart Valve Replacement/Repair, TAVR, Laser Lead procedures, LVAD/ECMO, and Complex Aortic Procedures). We are proud to present a new Hybrid Room and Pediatric OR allowing our team of surgeons, nurses and surgical technologist the most comprehensive available technology to better serve our community. The Cardiovascular Institute has received National Recognition for Quality and Innovation as we continue to enhance our patient experience as a leading provider of Cardiovascular Care.

 

CVICU

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a 44-bed post-open heart recovery area and a cardiac intensive care unit. The department cares for over 2,000 cardiac surgery patients per year which ranks first in the state and third in the country. Our heart transplant program was the top program in volume in the Southeastern US in 2016. The program also includes care for patients with mechanical circulatory devices, care for patients on full life support via VA and VV ECMO (Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) with the support of Perfusionists and ECMO Specialists; as well as Centrimag, Impella, and LVAD (Heartmate II, III, and Heartware).  

 

Our Silver Beacon Award status and ECMO program in which was awarded, “Center of Excellence”, Gold status by the ELSO organization for 2018-2021, is evidence that we strive to achieve excellent patient outcomes and an exceptional working environment. 

 

Our surgeons and critical care team collaborate to create holistic care plans suited for each patient. Multidisciplinary rounds are led by our unit medical director and critical care intensivists. Our robust Nursing Governance Council actively participates in continuous quality improvement.

CVICU

CVICU

 
 

CP PCU

Cardio Pulmonary Patient Care Unit

Cardiopulmonary PCU (CP PCU) is a 40-bed unit located in the Ginsburg Tower on the 6th floor.  CP PCU is a progressive care unit that mainly cares for cardiac and pulmonary patients.  The cardiac diagnoses include pre/post heart catheterizations, pacemaker insertions, ablations, lead revisions, tikosyn and sotalol initiation, rapid atrial fibrillation, ect.  The unit also cares for pulmonary hypertension patients, as well as pre and post lung transplants.  CP PCU has a 3 to 1 patient to nurse ratio and encompasses an all nursing model. 

 

Our nurses are required to be ACLS/BLS certified.  CP PCU believes in strong teamwork, dedication, and professionalism to give our patients the best experience possible.  We utilize interdisciplinary rounds with nursing, pharmacy, and case management daily to ensure we are doing everything possible to discharge our patients safely once they are medically cleared.  Our nurses work closely with the physicians as demonstrated by the RN-MD rounding model and our pulmonary hypertension class is taught by our doctors and pulmonary hypertension team.  We strive to keep our patients safe and satisfied with the care we provide every day. 

 

CICU/MICU

The Cardiac ICU is a high acuity, 40 bed unit located on the 5th floor of the Ginsburg Tower. Our specially trained nurses in the CICU care for complex cardiac and a multitude of medical conditions.  For example, we care for patients with advanced heart failure, heart and lung transplant, pulmonary hypertension, septic and many other acute illnesses.  We have over 20 specialty skills and a staff full of energetic talented team members.   We enjoy working as a family within the organization and volunteering within the community.  CICU has one of the lowest mortality rates for AMI patients in the nation and one of the lowest for length of stay.  Daily rounds are conducted so that disciplines come together to coordinate patient care priorities, establish daily goals, and plans for discharge.  We accomplish great outcomes through our outstanding teamwork, involving our Nurse Practice Council, Medical Director, and interdisciplinary team.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit/ Medical Intensive Care Unit

Advanced Cardiology Surgical Unit

The Advanced Cardiovascular Surgical Unit (ACSU) is a Cardiovascular Intensive Care unit that specializes in mechanical circulatory support devices along with heart and lung transplants.  The department currently holds 8 beds, patient ratios 1:1 and at times 1:2, we care for over 120 ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) patients a year, along with LVAD/Left Ventricular Assist Device such as Heartmate II, III, and Heartware, along with other support devices; such as Centrimag, Impella, and Tandem Heart/Lung.

 

Our ECMO program was awarded, “Center of Excellence”, Gold status by the ELSO organization for 2018-2021, which is evidence that we strive to achieve excellent patient outcomes and provide an exceptional working environment. 

 

Our surgeons and critical care team collaborate to create holistic care plans suited for each patient. Multidisciplinary rounds are led by our unit Medical Director and Critical Care Intensivists. We take pride in our dynamic team that consists of highly-skilled Intensivists, Surgeons, Critical Care Nurses, Respiratory Specialists, ECMO Specialists, and Perfusionists.

ACSU

 

VTICU/VTPCU

Vascular Thoracic Intensive Care Unit/ Vascular Thoracic Patient Care Unit

VTICU/VTPCU

Vascular Thoracic Intensive Care Unit/ Vascular Thoracic Patient Care Unit

Our Vascular Thoracic unit is located on the 4th floor of the Ginsburg Tower and is truly a unique unit. It is a Beacon Award Winning, 40 bed, post-surgical unit that specializes in the care of vascular surgeries, general surgeries, and abdominal transplant patients (kidney, pancreas and livers).

 

20 beds, known as the Vascular Care Unit (VCU), are designated PCU. The patient population here is predominately vascular. We see patients both pre-op and post op from surgeries such as fem-pop bypasses, carotid endarterectomies, and amputations.

 

The remaining 20 beds are Vascular Transplant ICU (VTICU). This area serves critically ill patients that have either had a vascular surgery, general abdominal surgery, or abdominal organ transplant (kidney, liver, pancreas). The VTICU is unique in that it uses a surgical intensivist-model, in which 2 of our unit’s dedicated general surgeons split their time between operating and facilitating multidisciplinary rounds. Having a designated unit intensivist allows for timely, high quality supportive care of the critically ill.

 

Our nurses and physicians collaborate to provide excellent patient care and ensure optimal patient outcomes. We strongly believe in team work, professionalism, and extending the healing ministry of Christ. Our active and strong Nurse Practice Council work to engage the staff and have an excellent working relationship with the Vascular & Transplant Surgeons.

 

Our Vascular Thoracic unit is located on the 4th floor of the Ginsburg Tower and is truly a unique unit. It is a Beacon Award Winning, 40 bed, post-surgical unit that specializes in the care of vascular surgeries, general surgeries, and abdominal transplant patients (kidney, pancreas and livers).

 

20 beds, known as the Vascular Care Unit (VCU), are designated PCU. The patient population here is predominately vascular. We see patients both pre-op and post op from surgeries such as fem-pop bypasses, carotid endarterectomies, and amputations.

 

The remaining 20 beds are Vascular Transplant ICU (VTICU). This area serves critically ill patients that have either had a vascular surgery, general abdominal surgery, or abdominal organ transplant (kidney, liver, pancreas). The VTICU is unique in that it uses a surgical intensivist-model, in which 2 of our unit’s dedicated general surgeons split their time between operating and facilitating multidisciplinary rounds. Having a designated unit intensivist allows for timely, high quality supportive care of the critically ill.

 

Our nurses and physicians collaborate to provide excellent patient care and ensure optimal patient outcomes. We strongly believe in team work, professionalism, and extending the healing ministry of Christ. Our active and strong Nurse Practice Council work to engage the staff and have an excellent working relationship with the Vascular & Transplant Surgeons.

 

 

Cardiac PCU 

Cardiac Patient Care Unit

On the 7th floor of the Ginsburg Tower, holds our Cardiac PCU, 40-bed Surgical Progressive Care (PCU) unit, which functions as a step down from CVICU and CICU units.  We encompass an all nursing model with a three to one patient ratio. Our Cardiac PCU unit provides great opportunities to learn and grow with a caring specialized trained team. This unit cares for surgical PCU step-down from our Advanced Cardiology Surgical unit.  We care for advanced heart failure therapies and is unique since we work with pre-and post-Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVADs) artificial hearts, and heart transplant recipients.  We also care for general cardiac patients often prep patients for bypass and valve repair, plus pacemakers, AICDs, and heart catheterizations.

 

We are pleased to be part of the AdventHealth l Heart Transplant program that was established in 2012. The transplant team has completed over 200 heart transplants since 2012 and the program is continually growing. We are proud to be one of the few specialty units that care for these complex patients.  Having a PCU with a specialty gives us an opportunity to build connections with our patients and family members.  We enjoy working as a family within the organization, volunteering within the community, and building relationships with our sister cardiac units.

Cardiovascular Patient Care Unit

CV PCU

CVPCU is the designated step-down unit, 54 beds, patient ratio of 1:3-4, for patients recovering from cardiothoracic surgical procedures including coronary bypass grafting, valve repair and replacement, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR,) Pericardial window, device explanation and laser lead extraction, and all thoracic surgeries including esophagogastrostomy, lung resection, as well as thoracic and abdominal aneurysm repairs. Our leadership team, with over 100 combined years of experience, has a longstanding tradition of driving excellence and deep dedication to the professional development and success of our nurses.

 

In 2018, CVPCU was awarded the BEACON Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This is our second time winning this award! It is given to units which demonstrate excellent patient outcomes and have a healthy work environment.

The CV Institute sponsored 7 team members to attend AACN’s National Teaching Institute in Boston. Our unit was ranked in the 90th percentile nationally for employee satisfaction. 

 

CVPCU is blessed to work with world renowned cardiothoracic surgeons who put compassion, clinical excellence, and multidisciplinary teamwork at the forefront of their practice.  Nursing practice on CVPCU is further elevated by the presence of a team of dedicated Nurse Practitioners who work alongside our staff. These practitioners use their expertise to guide the plan of care 7 days a week. They are an integral part of the success of the unit.  CVPCU supports our newer nurses in their first year by providing a dedicated clinical resource nurse who guides critical thinking and development.