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    st luke's cvrr

    Howdy y'all, I'm just wondering if there's anybody in this forum who works at the Cardiovascular Recovery Room at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. I was recently offered employment and will be starting in two weeks, yay! Any tips and advice for a newbie like me? Just a bit of a background, I have 1 year of tele-stepdown experience, a year in MICU and CCU/CVR each.
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    st luke's cvrr

    Howdy y'all, I'm just wondering if there's anybody in this forum who works at the Cardiovascular Recovery Room at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. I was recently offered employment and will be starting in two weeks, yay! Any tips and advice for a newbie like me? Just a bit of a background, I have 1 year of tele-stepdown experience, a year in MICU and CCU/CVR each.
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    UVA TCVPO

    Thanks for the reply! Wow, it sure seems like a wonderful place to work in. Do you guys get floated to the other intensive care units? I don't mind getting pulled myself, the variety makes life much more interesting. :-) I work in a small specialty cardiovascular hospital with 40 tele beds, 14 CCU/CVICU beds and 8 PACU/recovery beds. we have two cath labs and three ORs. My coworkers said that when the facility first opened, they used to do 5-7 open hearts a day. Now it's much slower, though. There's only two heart surgeons who do maybe one to two a day each. How many surgical cases per day do you usually see over there at UVA? They also do hearts at the other hospital where I work, but I chose to work in the MICU there because I don't want to miss out on taking care of patients with medical critical illness, i.e., sepsis, respiratory failure, GI bleeding, etc. I'm just curious, do you see a lot of staff turnover there due to CRNA school? I've read in other forums that the ICUs at major medical centers often get openings around fall because of people leaving for school.
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    UVA TCVPO

    Hi! I'm a critical care nurse with 2 years of experience, one in a tele/stepdown unit, and another in a CCU/CVR unit and an MICU, each at a different hospital (I worked full time at two places this past year. I know, I'm crazy. Hehe). I'm just wondering if anybody here works, or worked in the past, at the TCVPO (Thoracic Cardiovascular Postoperative Unit) at the University of Virginia Medical Center. I applied a couple of weeks ago and I'm having an interview with the director this month. What kind of patients do you usually handle? Beyond the run-of-the-mill CABGs, valve repairs, do you guys handle transplant cases as well? How's the patient load? Do you have enough ancillary staff, like CNAs or ICU techs? How's the salary? Do they offer any differentials, like a weekend or night differential? Thanks for reading!
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    UVA TCVPO

    Hi! I'm a critical care nurse with 2 years of experience, one in a tele/stepdown unit, and another in a CCU/CVR unit and an MICU, each at a different hospital (I worked full time at two places this past year. I know, I'm crazy. Hehe). I'm just wondering if anybody here works, or worked in the past, at the TCVPO (Thoracic Cardiovascular Postoperative Unit) at the University of Virginia Medical Center. I applied a couple of weeks ago and I'm having an interview with the director this month. What kind of patients do you usually handle? Beyond the run-of-the-mill CABGs, valve repairs, do you guys handle transplant cases as well? How's the patient load? Do you have enough ancillary staff, like CNAs or ICU techs? How's the salary? Do they offer any differentials, like a weekend or night differential? Thanks for reading!
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