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Registered Nurse - Cardiology

VA Medical Center

Columbia, SC
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  • Case Manager
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Registered Nurse - Cardiology
Columbia, SC

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is actively recruiting RNs for the Medicine Clinic-Cardiology, Acute Service.  As a responsible member of the Acute Hospital Team the incumbent interacts with Veterans, family members, and an interdisciplinary team of professionals.  The Cardiology RN case manager demonstrates leadership, competency, and proficiency in all functions and responsibilities in the cardiovascular arena.  He/She functions as an integral member of the Cardiology Team to provide care for patients with complex, stable and unstable cardiac problems.  The RN utilizes current nursing standards, guidelines, and treatment modalities.  The RN's care is not limited to cardiac cares, but also encompasses medical/surgical problems.  The RN's role includes, but is not limited to: initial and ongoing physical and psychosocial assessments; synthesis of data from various assessments, monitoring devices, laboratory and imaging reports; problem identification; care planning; patient advocacy; collaboration with others; strict observation of infection control guidelines; moderate sedation medication administration; airway management skills; moderate sedation monitor skills; and patient education.   Cardiology Nurses practice in an autonomous practice setting, peering off with other health team members.  The Cardiology Nurses are self-directed in ensuring the ongoing flow of care delivery and functioning of the area.  This well-controlled team is self-governing and independent. 
The incumbent must be efficient in cardiac nurse case management to include basis dysrhythmia identification and recognition of abnormal EKGs, performance of moderate sedation and understanding processes and procedures related to Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations, Trans-esophageal Echocardiography, Cardioversion, and Electrophysiology to include all heart device implantations. The incumbent must also display appropriate knowledge and judgment with regards to facilitating the referral of patients for advanced diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The incumbent should be a professional nurse who is accountable for coordinating the care of cardiology patients; through various services, in-patient, out-patient and with the community based outpatient (CBOC) clinics while in the outpatient clinics or on the heart and vascular mobile unit. Incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining mutual understanding and collaboration among members of the health care team; coordinating and providing patient/family/staff education. These responsibilities require independent function and high level self-direction.  Other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager.  Incumbent is clinically and administratively under the supervision of the Cardiology Nurse Manager.  BLS and ACLS required.  Two to Three  years cardiology experience is preferred.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tour of duty is subject to change based on agency needs.


Functional Statement Title/#: 544# 00538-0, 00540-0, 00541-0, 00537-0, and 00539-0.

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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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