Sulpizio Cardiovascular ICU

Scope of Practice/Type of Patients:

The SCVC ICU provides high acuity care to patients from cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung transplant, general and interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, PTE, pulmonary hypertension, vascular, ECMO, and ventricular assist devices (VAD).  Our nurse to patient ratio is 1:1 or 1:2 depending on acuity.  


La Jolla Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center 3rd Floor A

Number of Beds:

  • 24

Ideal Candidates

We require a CA RN license, BCLS (BART), ACLS (ART), and recent critical care experience.  We prefer candidates with CCRN, CSC, and CMC certifications with strong clinical experience with Cardio-thoracic patients.  Must be a team player, posses good communication skills and be bale to handle a fast paced unit. Specialty certifications include ECMO.

Training and New Grad Programs

We offer New Grad training programs multiple times a year along with internal training programs for nurses who are looking to try a more challenging unit.  Typically the New Grad program is 3- 6 months long along with enrollment in our Nurse Residency Program. Cardiac Boot Camp is a 5 day class series that covers the essential topics needs in the nursing care of cardiovascular patients, including hands on skills.