The 5East Mother Baby Unit has 20 private rooms where moms and babies recover together using a Couplet Care model. Maternal care is provided to all stable postpartum moms. Neonatal care is provided to all low-risk newborns, stable based on perinatal regionalization criteria; we provide therapies such as phototherapy, IV antibiotics, and low risk NAS support. We do have our Baby Friendly designation. This unit has a total average daily census of 26. The staffing mix includes Registered Nurses, Patient Care Technicians and Unit Secretaries. We will be moving to a newly built, state-of-the-art Children's and Women's Hospital in October of 2019.
The Mother/Baby Nurse Manager reports to the Director/Service Line Administrator. The Nurse Manager ensures the provision of his/her departments in collaboration with other health professionals in an environment that is respectful of others, accountable for outcomes and adaptive to change. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the planning and comprehensive operations of department/unit on a 24-hour basis.
Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree and a Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university; Master of Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred. A minimum of 5 years of mother/baby or women's services nursing work experience required (three years of nursing experience and two years of supervisory experience). Certification in specialty area preferred or completion within one year of eligibility strongly encouraged.
Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or compact state required. 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.
Internal Number: A510753
About Medical University of South Carolina
MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise, operates a 750-bed medical center in Charleston, South Carolina, which includes a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of only 66 elite National Cancer Institute designated centers), a Level I Trauma Center and the Institute of Psychiatry. In addition, there are more than 100 outreach clinics and telehealth sites (http://www.muschealth.org/about-us/).