8West Medical Acute Care Unit is a 24 bed inpatient Medical-Surgical Unit which provides care to an adult and geriatric patient population. 8West is identified as the designated research floor for the organization with national recognition for the Liberate Pulmonary Study. Other research studies to include Alzheimer’s, Renew, Melanoma, Plexifor, IV Carbamazepine, and Yohimbine are performed regularly. 8West provides holistic care for the patient with internal medicine issues of an acute and chronic nature to include but not limited to Sickle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Diabetes, COPD, Lupus, Sepsis, and Peritoneal Dialysis.
Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two years and successfully obtain a BSN degree within four yearsof the RN hire or reclassification date. A minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse required.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state. 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.