Nursing Care Units at West Jefferson
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Nursing Care Units at West Jefferson
Nurses are a familiar site at West Jefferson Medical Center providing care to patients and their families in a
wide variety of settings. Nurses work in the Emergency Department, Critical Care (including Intensive Care,
Coronary Care and Surgical Cardiac Care as well as Post Anesthesia Care Unit) or other Specialized Units as
well as Medical-Surgical Units. Other nurses may be found working in diagnostic service areas, the Family
Doctors clinics, Case Management or in a variety of other roles.
Nurses treat inpatients as well as outpatients. Look for nurses in surgical services and other centers of care
such as Hyperbarics and Wound Care, Family Birth Place, and Newborn Nursery. Others work in dedicated units such
as the Stroke Unit or the Rehab Unit. Nursing Administration is led by a chief nursing officer and senior directors
of nursing. Nursing Administration can be found on the first floor of the hospital near the Women's and Children's
Shop. Nursing Units are identified on signage at each elevator on every floor. In addition, Guest Services can be of
assistance in helping one to find a particular nursing unit. Guest Services is located on the first floor in the
Atrium. For additional information, refer to the Patient Visitor Guide which is published on this web site.
West Jefferson Medical Center opened its doors in April 1960. Through its distinguished history, it has had
an amazing $13.5 billion dollar economic impact on the community. Not only is West Jefferson an important
corporate entity and economic engine, today it is the major provider of healthcare for West Bank Citizens.
The Emergency Room provides Level II emergency care to patients ranging from infants to geriatrics 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. The care includes assessment, stabilization and treatment. Patients requiring a higher level of care
will be stabilized and transferred to the appropriate facility. The Emergency Department is staffed by a team of
Board Certified Emergency Room Physicians complemented by registered nurses, emergency room technicians, certified
nursing assistants and unit clerks. Specialty consultation is available by members of the Medical Staff.
The Medical-Surgical nursing unit provides care for adult and geriatric patients who are acutely ill or injured requiring
multiple levels of treatment. The patients may be in various stages of their illnesses from diagnostic to recuperative,
from pre-operative to post surgery. Patients requiring telemetry (cardiac monitoring) can be continuously monitored.
The units are fully staffed with registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse technicians/monitor technicians,
unit clerks and certified nursing assistants. Many members of the staff hold advanced certifications in their respective
areas of expertise.
Nurses at West Jefferson work in collaboration with members of the Medical Staff and other healthcare givers in providing
care and service to our patients and families.
Critical Care Units
Critical Care is provided in several specialty units including: Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit and Surgical Cardiac
Unit. These units specialize in the care of the critically ill adult or who is at risk for developing life threatening medical,
surgical or cardiac problems. The units are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are fully staffed with registered nurses,
licensed practical nurse and unit clerks. Each patient room is equipped to handle cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring.