Jun 22, 2021

Registered Nurse - Transitional Cardiology

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
General Nursing Cardiology

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Transitional Cardiology Unit at VCU Health provides complex care to adult cardiology patients. Our specialty unit cares for patients with advanced heart failure, coronary artery disease and dysrhythmias.

    The chief objective of this position:

    • Clinical Nurse I
      • Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family.
      • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.
      • Provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level.
      • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.
      • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
    • Clinical Nurse II
      • Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population.
      • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.
      • Recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately.
      • Mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families.
      • Provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level.
      • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.
      • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
    • Clinical Nurse III
      • Demonstrates clinical knowledge at the unit level and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population.
      • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.
      • Anticipates changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately.
      • Provides direction, education, and serves as a role model in a clinical setting.
      • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.
      • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
    • Clinical Nurse IV
      • Demonstrates a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems.
      • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.
      • Provides direction, education, and leadership.
      • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.
      • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
    • Clinical Nurse V
      • Demonstrates mastery and high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems.
      • Mentors other members of the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.
      • Provides direction, education, and leadership.
      • Mentors and directs others to deliver and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.
      • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

    • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

    • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent
  • Experience REQUIRED:

    • Clin I: N/A
    • Clin II: >= 12 to 24 months RN experience
    • Clin III: >= 3 years of clinical experience
    • Clin IV: >= 5 years of clinical experience
    • Clin V: > 5 years of clinical experience
  • Experience PREFERRED

    • Clin I: Experience as a LPN, nursing assistant or care partner in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
    • Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Academic Health Care Experience; Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
  • Education/training REQUIRED:

    • Clin I, Clin II: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program
    • Clin III: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program
    • Clin IV: Minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program (unless grandfathered under previous requirements); Certification in specialty area
    • Clin V: Completion of MSN, MN, MS (Nursing) Degree from an accredited program; Certification in specialty area
  • Education/training PREFERRED:

    • Clin I, Clin II: Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
    • Clin III: Certification in specialty area; completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
    • Clin IV: Completion of a Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
    • Clin V: Completion of a Doctoral Degree in Nursing from an accredited program