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Registered Nurse (RN) – Cardiovascular Unit

Petoskey, MI


Posted on November 17, 2018

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Registered Nurse (RN) – Cardiovascular Unit

Department:Cardiovascular Unit


Shift:Night Shift


Salary Range:$27.23 Commensurate with Experience

Job Details:


The Cardiovascular Registered Nurse uses clinical judgment skills to diagnose and treat patient responses to actual or potential health conditions. The RN is a critical member of the Cardiovascular Unit (CVU) which cares for over 4000 cardiology patients annually; procedures including PTCA, stents, TAVR, MitraClip and bi-ventricular pacemakers. Approximately 300 open heart surgery patients (18-24 hours post-op) are discharged from this unit. The CVU also specializes in the care of patients with congestive heart failure and electrophysiology studies. Our NISUS research department manages many national clinical trials using CVU.

The CVU has been awarded a Silver level Beacon Award in 2014 and was redesigned in 2017 by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). This accomplishment represents one of many significant milestones on CVU’s journey to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care that could not be achieved without our exceptional RNs. McLaren Northern Michigan was also named a Top 50 Heart Hospital in the U.S. The leadership, medical staff, and colleagues together as a team demonstrate top performance in care, efficiency, and community value.


  • Assesses, monitors, detects, plans and takes appropriate action to prevent potential physiological complications and promotes optimal level of health.

  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team to develop, implement, and evaluate an individualized written plan of care based upon a physiological, psychosocial, spiritual assessment.

  • Seeks life-long learning through certification, advanced practice, higher education, and literature review.

  • Demonstrates leadership through sharing of knowledge, being a clinical resource, and professional role model.

  • Uses enhanced time management skills and ability to assist others in order to contribute to overall performance of the team.

  • Exercises strong critical thinking skills.

  • Embodies the Organization’s mission through genuine caring for patients and their families.

  • Performs other duties as directed.


  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

  • Associates Degree of Nursing.

  • As a Magnet organization, for those hired into an RN position after January 1, 2014, it is required to obtain a BSN within five years of your start date as an RN with McLaren Northern Michigan. Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate through the American Heart Association required.


  • Previous critical care nursing experience preferred.

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