Inpatient Nursing at Pardee

Nurses listen, teach, and heal. And inpatient nurses at Pardee UNC Health Care are some of the best in the nation. Inpatient nurses use the nursing process in a variety of clinical specialties. They work closely with patients and their families in order to provide appropriate discharge teaching.

Our nurses benefit from a variety of educational opportunities including training on the use of electronic health record systems at the forefront of medical records technology. Pardee UNC Health Care also offers opportunities for nurses to work in a variety of fields that support patient care, such as infomatics, quality improvement, education, care management and research.

Learn about our inpatient nursing locations below or click here to apply for current nursing opportunities.

Inpatient Nursing Location Descriptions

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Pardee UNC Health Care is a 25 bed- unit responsible for the provision of medical and surgical care to patients arriving at the hospital in need of immediate care. The Department of Emergency Medicine treats all types of urgent and emergent medical conditions for patients of all ages, including pediatric and geriatric patients. Pardee UNC Health Care is designated as an accredited Chest Pain center and Stroke Capable Hospital. The ER doctors are all board certified in emergency medicine.

Progressive Care Unit

Pardee UNC Health Care's PCU is a 35-bed unit specializing in adult patients needing continuous cardiac and pulse oximetry monitoring. Admissions to PCU include patients with uncomplicated post-myocardial infarctions, chest pain/rule out MI, new onset dysrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, pre/post cath lab procedures (pacemaker implants, coronary angiography/intervention), post-cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) and major surgical patients who do not need ICU care.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Pardee UNC Health Care's ICU is a 13-bed unit specializing in care of adults, 16 years and older, critically –ill, respiratory compromised, renal, neuro and cardiac patients as well as patients meeting criteria for induced hypothermia and/or those with high-risk origin diagnosis including those with cardiogenic shock, sepsis and/or septic shock as well as multisystem organ failure.

Pardee Women and Children's Center (PWCC)

Pardee UNC Health Care’s PWCC is a 22-bed unit specializing in the care of women & children of all ages. Population & care include women requiring routine medical or post-operative care, not requiring cardiac telemetry. Surgical admissions include abdominal, gynecological & urological diagnoses, & breast surgery including reconstruction. Pediatric conditions treated at PWCC include diagnoses related to respiratory and gastrointestinal issues. Surgical procedures encompass appendectomies, incision and drainage of wounds & routine orthopedics. Obstetrical services are provided during the ante-partum & intra-partum period. Births occur in 6 labor, delivery, recovery & post-partum (LDRP) rooms and in a birthing suite for patients who are low pregnancy risk.

Surgical Services

Surgical services at Pardee UNC Health Care take place in 10 operating rooms and 2 procedure rooms. Surgical Services provided include Pre-Anesthesia Testing, Pre-op Services, Operating Room, Phase I PACU, Phase II PACU, Non-Chemo Ambulatory Medical Infusions. Specialties treated include Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, ENT, Dental, Plastics, Urology, Orthopedics (sports medicine/ total joints/spine), General, Gynecological, Bariatrics, and Pain Management.

Psychiatric Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services (PATHS)

PATHS is a 21-bed "locked" inpatient unit accepting voluntary and involuntary patients from Henderson and surrounding counties. This is an adult unit serving patients 18 years and older. Behavioral health services include medical detoxification, medication management, recreational therapy, psychosocial therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy.

Medical Surgical Oncology

Medical Surgical Oncology at Pardee UNC Health Care is a 37-bed unit providing care to adults 16 years and older. Medical admissions to the unit include patients with cancer, pneumonia, hypoxia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dehydration, deep vein thrombosis, infections, gastrointestinal disorders, pancreatitis, substance abuse, mental status changes. Surgical admissions include patients undergoing general, bariatric, vascular, urological, gynecological, endoscopic, plastic, podiatric, ear, nose, and throat surgical procedures. Ambulatory patients receive IV infusions, blood product transfusions, chemotherapy agents, vaccinations.

Orthopedic Services

Orthopedic Services is a 29-bed specialty unit providing care to adults 18 years and older. Admissions include surgical patients with traumatic orthopedic injuries, joint disorders, spine disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, as well as general medical-surgical patients.

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