The faculty member will provide clinical services primarily in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) at Nash UNC Health Care. This level III neonatal intensive care unit serves Rocky Mount, North Carolina and surrounding counties admitting close to 200 patients per year. Nash UNC is affiliated with the University of North Carolina, a quaternary referral center to which Nash UNC is linked by teleconferencing, for the purpose of consultations and continuing medical education. The SCN at Nash UNC Health Care is housed in the Women?s Center, a new facility opened in May 2016. The Women?s Center is a 47,048 square foot building designed in consultation with mother-baby experts, community members, and new parents, the Women?s Center gives new families a ?hotel like? experience. The facility features 6 labor and delivery suites with private bathrooms, a dedicated cesarean section suite with a spacious recovery room, 16 soothing mother-baby post-partum rooms with private bathrooms and ample space for family and friends and a large, innovative Special Care Nursery. The Special Care Nursery is comprised of twelve individual rooms for infant patients that include sleeping accommodations, private bathrooms, and hot meals for family members who are encouraged to stay with their babies. The unit is designed to care for the intermediate neonate, stable growing premature infant and readmitted infants < 30 days old. The SCN provides such care as: oxygen therapy, continuous monitoring, IV therapy, phototherapy, antibiotics, and OG/NG feedings. Monitoring capabilities include: central cardiac/respiratory monitoring, apnea/bradycardia monitoring, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, glucose and thermoregulation. Rocky Mount is located in beautiful Eastern NC at the junction of two national highways- US 64 and I-95. The state capital- Raleigh- and RDU airport is 50 miles west. Residents enjoy a low cost of living and convenient access to eastern NC beaches (120) miles and western NC ski slopes (190) miles. The opportunity provides a great work life balance with local access to fine dining, lakes for boating and fishing, beautiful parks and trails, visual and performing arts, outdoor concerts, sports complexes and educational activities for the family. Home of NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount is within 1 hour of NC State University, Duke University, East Carolina University and UNC Chapel Hill.
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