Winchester, VA

Top Client in need of CVOR RN

Job Details
This job description is based on an evaluation of the position at the time this description was written. This job description
will change from time to time as tasks, organization and technology change. Accordingly, the employer reserves the
unlimited right to revise all or any part of this job description and the essential functions of the job and to add or eliminate
essential functions of any position. Designation of any job duty as an “essential function” is not intended as an assurance
or guarantee that an employee has any right to perform that particular job duty, except as required by the employer.

Job Summary
A Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) Registered Nurse is the nurse advocate for patients undergoing cardiac
surgery. Responsibilities including assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, evaluation, documentation
and time management.
*Assists in positioning, responding to comfort/safety of patient during all phases of surgery.
*Provides for accurate care and handling of specimens.
*Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis.
*Responsible to demonstrate ongoing competency in the use of surgical equipment, including but not limited to surgical
beds, electrocautery generators, suction devices, video equipment, point-of-care testing, positioning devices, and other
specialized equipment.
*Observes, checks, and monitors all pieces of equipment used during surgery to confirm they are running smoothly.
*Completes patient documentation in electronic medical record.
*Inventories all countable items both pre- and post-surgery to ensure none remain in the patient post-operatively.
Scrub Nurse role adds the following additional duties:
*Maintains the integrity of the sterile field; selects and handles instruments and supplies used for the operation, passing
them to surgeon and assistant as needed.
The CVOR RN will be expected to float into non-cardiac specialties when not functioning in cardiac cases.
A Registered Nurse III (RN III) is responsible for the care of the population they are assigned. A RN III is required to
complete yearly mandatory competencies, any unit specific competencies that are identified by the Director/Designee as
it relates to the patient population of their unit as well as completion of the Professional Practice Ladder requirements
which include: Assuming responsibility as Charge Nurse, PI Activity and department initiatives, communicates and shares
information to Director/Designee and co-workers from unit or hospital committee, a Valley Health paid Education,
Seminar/Conference, workshop or Nursing Article. Portfolio is current and submitted to Director/Designee annually by
March 1st. Must be on a committee and provide validation of participation. Routinely solicits and validates patient/family
satisfaction, participates in peer review for unit and develops bulletin board or poster that provides educational
information to staff/patients/family members.

Degree/Diploma Program of Study Additional Information
Bachelors Nursing (BSN) required
Masters Nursing (MSN) preferred
Additional Educational Requirements

Advancement to this level requires a minimum of 5616 hours of RN experience
Certification & Licensures
Certification / License & State (if applicable) Additional Information
RN License required *
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) – American Heart ‘Healthcare
Provider’ (HCP) – AHA approved
required **
Relevant Specialty Certification preferred
Additional Certification/Licensure Requirements
* Based on primary state of residency and in accordance with current Virginia Board of Nursing Regulations, must be
licensed or eligible to practice pending licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia with either a:
Multi-state license, under the Nurse Licensure Compact OR Single-state license, valid in Virginia only
** New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

• Meets all requirements of a RN II
• Competent to provide case based on the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and
• Competent to provide care using the nursing process
• Must have a reliable means of phone communication with hospital
Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd Party Background Check
Physical Demands
20 A Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Patient Care Tech.
Work Function/Activity : Light to heavy physical demand (20 to 100 lbs) • Frequent hand washing required. • Occasional
sitting. • Frequent standing, walking, bending, squatting, crouching, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying, holding,
stretching, reaching, climbing. • Frequent repetitive arm, hand and finger movements. • Frequent use of surgical and
medical equipment and materials. • Visual ability to see details at a distance (corrected to 20/40) and at a close range
(within a few feet of the observer), to match or detect differences between colors, shades of color, brightness and to judge
which of several objects is closer or farther away, and to judge the distance between an object and the observer. • Able to
speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener. • Able to identify and understand the speech of another person. •
Able to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds and to detect
or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness. • Mental activities necessary
include a high level of cognitive functioning with nursing, observation, evaluation, assessment, communication,
interpersonal, organizational, problem solving and decision-making capabilities. • May be exposed to fluctuating
Responsibility Area and Performance Standards
Definition Weight
Job Skills
Possesses sufficient job skills and knowledge to perform the job in a competent manner.
Able to perform duties accurately and in a timely manner to maintain optimal patient outcomes and
Is able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in day-to-day situations.
12 %

This is distinctly different from those individuals who lack sufficient job skills or knowledge to meet
job requirements or who have the skills and knowledge, yet struggle to apply them to day-to-day
situations on the job.
Makes sure to understand every safety practice expected by the organization.
Takes no shortcuts that increase the risks of accidents, personal injuries or equipment failures.
Looks for unsafe practices in the workplace and takes responsibility to ensure that others are aware
of the potential impact.
This is distinctly different from those who are unaware of many safety expectations, take shortcuts
that increase safety risks, and/or fail to recognize and take timely action to increase safe practices by
13 %
Communicates effectively and appropriately.
Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that
Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience.
Listens to others and allows them to make their point.
This is quite different than those who tend to select the wrong means of communicating, or who
communicate information to inappropriate people. It also contrasts with those whose messages are not
clear or lack credibility, as well as those who demonstrate poor listening skills and are unreceptive to
9 %
Recognizes opportunities and initiates actions to capitalize on them. Looks for new and productive
ways to make an impact.
Demonstrates this characteristic when it comes to generating new ideas or processes, capitalizing
on new business opportunities, seeking out and taking on increasing responsibility or resolving
problems as they occur.
Uses sound judgment about when to take action and when to seek guidance or permission.
This is in contrast to those who fail to notice opportunities, wait to be asked or instructed before
taking action, seldom offer new ideas or express reservations about taking on additional
9 %
Quality of Work
Has established a tract record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to
detail and reflects well on the organization.
Is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards.
This differs from those who cannot be relied upon to produce high quality work, pay little attention to
detail, show little pride in a job well done and/or set a poor example for co-workers or direct reports.
9 %
Solving Problems
Takes a proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems.
When problems occur, defines those problems, investigates obstacles, gathers relevant information,
decides whether solving the problem should be a group decision, generates and analyzes alternate
solutions and arrives at a workable solution.
This differs from those who are not proactive, typically get surprised when problems occur, attempt
to solve problems without the right mix of people involved, push too quickly for solutions or generate
solutions that are not viable.
9 %
Time management
Prioritizes tasks and manages time to ensure that deadlines are met.
Plans his or her time and sticks to those plans.
Prevents or manages interruptions until the highest priority tasks are accomplished.
This is in contrast to those individuals who fail to prioritize tasks or are not tenacious or disciplined
enough to stay focused on the highest priority aspects of the job. This tendency to lack focus or
discipline results in unmet deadlines and frustrated stakeholders.
9 %
Education and Self Development
Makes it a practice to take charge of self-development by soliciting feedback, setting priorities, and
then acquiring or strengthening skills and knowledge through coursework or other methods.
8 %

This is in distinct contrast to those who avoid, discount or ignore feedback, fail to identify self-
improvement needs or resist learning opportunities as unnecessary or untimely.
Accepts personal accountability for professional development.
Education and Self Development
The nurse owes the same duties to self as others, including to maintain competence and to continue
professional growth.
Does Not Meet: <4 criteria points
Does Not Fully Meet: 4 criteria point
Meets: 5 criteria points
Exceeds: 6 criteria points
Extraordinary: 7 criteria points
(See Nursing Professional Development Criteria Worksheet.)
8 %
Education and Self Development
Completes Continuing Education. Six credits must be in practice area.
Does Not Meet: <9 contact hours
Does Not Fully Meet: 9 contact hours
Meets: 12 contact hours
Exceeds: 15contact hours
Extraordinary: 18 contact hours or 3 credit course in BSN, MSN or Nursing Doctoral program
4 %
Education and Self Development
Demonstrates a commitment to continuous, lifelong learning for self and others.
Does Not Meet: Did not begin a case study
Does Not Fully Meet: Began work on case study, but did not complete
Meets (Required to maintain RN III) : Completes 1 case study (see case study instructions)
Exceeds: Completes 2 case studies
Extraordinary: Completes 3 case studies
4 %
Education and Self Development
Obtains feedback regarding one’s own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues and
Does Not Meet: Did not participate in or solicit feedback regarding one’s own practice
Does Not Fully Meet: Participated in either self-evaluation or peer review, but not both
Meets: Participates in self-evaluation and peer review as appropriate
Exceeds: Provides rationales for practice beliefs, decisions and formal evaluation processes
Extraordinary: Complete 1 Evaluation of Professional Practice by Colleagues form
6 %
Title and Definition
We demonstrate a visible attitude of kindness and empathy and see the value of each person.
Healthcare is a service with a central focus on compassion. We strive to provide compassionate care and
service to members of our community. We must focus on the feelings and attributes of our customers, both
internal and external. We must assess their needs and strive to exceed them. We can best fulfill these needs
by asking questions and understanding the feelings and preferences of those we serve and with whom we
work. We seek to develop trusting and respectful relationships with each other.
Key Behaviors:
• Fully focused and present with active listening, not just hearing; use good eye contact and facial
expressions that demonstrate care and genuine interest, and non-verbal behaviors match words.
• Honor and respect the uniqueness of each individual.
• Treat all individuals as equal regardless of perceived differences. Be non-judgmental and accepting of
other’s appearance, culture, etc. Respect cultural diversity by recognizing individual differences and support
those differences. Be considerate and respond to the diverse needs of the people we serve.
• Prioritize work based on the needs of the customer.

We recognize and value the input and effort of every person involved with the care and service
provided to our customers. This includes direct caregivers, physicians, support staff, volunteers, and
administrative staff within Valley Health. We also include our colleagues and partners in care and
service delivery such as outside provider organizations and vendors.
Coordination of efforts for the good of every customer is essential to our work. Everyone in this organization
relies on others and is accountable to others. Through collaboration and mutual respect, we take advantage
of the knowledge and contributions of everyone so that combination of our efforts increases the talents of any
one person.
Key Behaviors:
• Promote effective two- way communication; respect others’ ideas and opinions.
• Share responsibility, resources, and knowledge with others inside and outside of Valley Health counting on
all parties to assist with goal achievement.
• Commit to working with and involving others to do what is best for our customers and Valley Health.
• Support decisions of the organization; be willing to compromise while showing support for final decision(s).
• Become part of solutions, not a complainer; share ownership of problems.
• Remain positive and be fully cooperative with others for better outcomes.
We use creativity, problem solving, imagination and the acceptance of new ideas to improve our
results/performance and to extend our resources.
Great ideas for new products, services and processes happen all the time. We push ourselves to view
problems from different points of view, and encourage initiative in others and ourselves, while keeping the
customer’s best interests in mind. Innovative organizations take, develop, and adopt these new ideas,
making improvements that previously did not seem possible.
Key Behaviors:
• Listen carefully to fully understand a problem, change, or opportunity.
• Embrace change, come forward with recommendations, and assist with making change.
• Seek and share knowledge, and actively participate.
• Focus on continuous improvement.
• Be positive, optimistic, flexible, and believe in possibilities.
• Proactively remove barriers and/or provide resources.
• Research best practices and support bringing them to Valley Health.
• Challenge the status quo and do not settle for “the way we’ve always done it” or “that just isn’t possible.”
• Encourage others to bring forward new ideas and creative solutions.
A commitment to exceed standards and achieve superior performance in everything we do.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is necessary,
and expecting more than others think is possible. Striving for excellence is a commitment to make positive
differences by exhibiting these characteristics. Together, our hospitals, clinics and all other points of service
can support one another by sharing resources and knowledge.
Key Behaviors:
• Contribute above and beyond job descriptions.
• Be responsible and take ownership.
• Surpass performance expectations in Service, Safety, Quality, and Outcomes.
• Promote a positive image of Valley Health through professional appearance and behavior.
• Show eagerness for personal goals and organization success.
• Become an expert in chosen field through continuous learning and education, or regularly strive to exceed
• Prioritize time and talent to produce the biggest impact with exceptional results.
We have strength and conviction to do the right thing regardless of opposition or fear.
Our customers count on us to take care of their needs by keeping them safe. We must have the courage to
communicate problems and concerns without fear and to propose solutions. We set high standards for
ourselves and others to act ethically and professionally, and dedicate ourselves to do the right thing even if it
is not the easiest thing.
Key Behaviors:
• Hold self and others accountable for actions and behaviors.
• See the value in appropriate risk-taking.
• Speak up for the right thing to do.
• Mentor and coach others to make appropriate choices – words, approach, process, conflict management.
• Commit to speak and listen to the truth respectfully with peers and superiors even when it is difficult and
without fear of retaliation.
• Seek out and welcome feedback about personal job performance and offer feedback to others when
We assume responsibility for the decisions we make and the actions we take. We inspire trust and
confidence through personal and professional leadership.
We are consistent in our values, beliefs, actions and relationships. Our quality service and care are sincere
and consistent in all settings, regardless of audience. Integrity shines through in our actions and our words.
Key Behaviors:
• Exercise good judgment and high ethical standards in decision-making.
• Represent self and organization fairly and honestly to customers, stressing Valley Health’s mission, vision
and values.
• Take ownership and be personally accountable to self and the organization; be courageous to report risks
and unethical business operations at all times.
• Demonstrate trustworthiness and consistency by following all guidelines, policies, laws and regulations that
apply to Valley Health and its operations.
• Keep commitments to others, thereby establishing trust and confidence.
• Be committed to performance improvements that best serves the customer and our organization.
• Treat customers with respect, dignity and fairness.
• Maintain confidentiality of patient, employee and corporate information.
Employee Statement of Understanding
I have read and understand the job description for my position. I am able to perform all of the essential functions of this
I agree to comply with the corporate compliance policy and all laws, rules, regulations and standards of conduct relating to
my position. As an employee, I understand my duty to report any suspected violations of the law or the standards of
conduct to my immediate supervisor.
As an employee, I will strive to uphold the mission and vision of the organization. All employees are required to adhere to
the values in all their interactions with patients, customers, and fellow employees.

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