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Registered Nurse – Unit Pool (PRN/Wage) – 4 East Acute Cardiology

UVA Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Charlottesville, VA posted February 4, 2021.

This position qualifies for the UVA Medical Center Clinical Ladder. The salary range reflected in this job posting is for an RN Clinician 2. See below for additional information.

Capable clinician, focused on expanding knowledge and skills. Consistently provides effective direct care, as part of the interdisciplinary team, to a variety of complex patients. Manages care and implements treatment plans at a refined skill level in collaboration with patients, their families, physicians and other members of the health care team. Seeks as well as provides feedback for improved clinical practice. Assumes a beginning leadership role but seeks mentoring in this process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Relationship Based Care reflects the influence of the nurse’s relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience. Relationship with Self and Colleagues
  • Relationship Based Care: reflects the influence of the nurse’s relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience. Relationship with Patients and Families
  • Expert Caring encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating and implementation of care.
  • Empowered Leaders demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.
  • Lifelong Learners encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, internal and external learning opportunities and recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
  • Quality Achievement includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities and commitment to standard work.
  • Innovation is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.

Position Compensation Range: $26.22 – $43.40 Hourly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree preferred.

Experience: 1 year of relevant experience.

Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking, bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 – 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

4 East is a 28 bed adult cardiology unit. Though designated acute care this unit is benchmarked as an intermediate care unit due to patient complexity. Patients admitted to 4 East present with chest pain, unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, rhythm disturbance, heart failure/cardiomyopathy, etc. Nurses in this unit provide Pre & Post Procedural care for acute cardiology patients: cardiac catheterization (diagnostic & intervention w/ sheath pull), Electrophysiology (ablations, pacemaker insertions, ICD placement) and Angiography patients. 4 East is the destination for patients receiving minimalist valve procedures. In addition 4 East maintains Joint Commission Certification in the care of patients with Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support. 4 East is the only acute care unit that specializes in the care of patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Total Artificial Hearts, and the treatment and management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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