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Benefit Alternative - Registered Nurse (RN), CVSD 

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Benefit Alternative - Registered Nurse (RN), CVSD



Benefit Alternative - Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Step-Down (CVSD) 


The CVSD is an 8-bed unit treating post-cardiothoracic surgery patients that have been downgraded from CVICU, post TAVR patients, other thoracic and vascular surgeries. The CVSD can also take telemetry patients depending on bed availability when the hospital is at critical capacity. Skills utilized in the unit include ACLS, dysrhythmia management and care of patients on sternal precaution and chest tubes. The unit is unique because of their modified universal model. In many cases, patients may have the same nurses taking care of them from day 1-3. The CVSD leaders are very selective in choosing quality candidates that demonstrate the VHC culture. Their mantra is TEAMWORK, which makes this unit an amazing place to work!


Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career!


VHC Health is a 453-bed not-for-profit nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and has ranked Number 2 in “Best Hospitals” in the Washington, DC area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC Health, we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.


RN Licensure with Reciprocity in the state of Virginia

BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR

Critical care experience (includes telemetry experience)

1 year of CVSD experience required


Actively participates in working towards the organizational and departmental goals for providing exceptional patient experiences

Collaborates with patient and healthcare team to assess, plan, implement, and/or evaluate patient's plan of care.

Assures quality of care by adhering to industry standards and measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and benchmarks.

Consistently assesses, identifies and addresses patient's educational needs and barriers to learning.

Maintains safe working environment and patient safety by complying with hospital policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

Demonstrates knowledge and technical skills to perform all duties required to care for patients.