Vascular and CV Surgery Nurse Clinician

Date Posted:  April 2024
Reports to:  Clinic & Nurse Manager
Job Status/Hours:  Full time, exempt

SUMMARY STATEMENT: This is an RN position that will be responsible for the day-to-day clinical efficiency and effectiveness of the CV Surgery and Vascular Program.

This is a hybrid role, where the Nurse Clinician will support both CV Surgery and our Vascular Program. This role will serve as a resource for patients, physicians and staff, performing in the role of educator, and quality improvement champion for individuals undergoing treatment, procedures and or surgeries. Duties include but are not limited to patient assessment, implementation, and evaluation related to discharge education and assistance in treatment planning for self-management as well as follow-up care to reinforce adherence with the treatment plan.


  1. Carry out delegated medical activity sanctioned by the Nurse Practice Act and supported by physician sponsors and protocols. (As deemed to be within scope per Risk Analysis Dept.).
  2. Accurately document providers verbal orders and implement plan.
  3. Assist staff with daily clinic visits, rooming patients, recording weight, height, current medications, allergies, vital signs, and stated reason for visit as needed.  Assess, evaluate, and document patient visit. Competent in performing all LPN/CMA job duties.
  4. Prepare, explain, and assist with instructing procedures, treatments or surgeries.
  5. Demonstrate ability to work with confidential and controlled information including patient records, physician DEA numbers and prescriptions.
  6. Provide detailed education and explanation of purpose and function, instructions and potential side effects of medications.  Utilize handout tools.
  7. Authorize prescription refills as directed by supervising physician.
  8. Review discharge orders with patient, ensuring patient understands instructions and all follow up.
  9. Coordinate with CMA/LPN to schedule ordered tests and procedures.
  10. RN is responsible for providing a detailed plan of care including explanations and educational resources regarding orders, medications, and tests/procedures/surgeries.
  11. Provide patients with test results, assess and evaluate patients understanding and refer to physician if necessary.
  12. Obtain patient information and necessary reports and tests related to patient visit per release.
  13. Write orders, return to work notes (per Dr. verbal orders).
  14. Telephone triage with strong critical thinking skills.
  15. Assist provider in organization and completion of in baskets.
  16. Assist in the clinic to maintain efficiency and flow.
  17. Screen test results for abnormalities and need for immediate intervention (access to Dr’s attention).
  18. Promote the team approach – lead by example.
  19. Respond to patient questions and health needs per Triage or return phone calls.  Gather information and symptomatology to establish an adequate assessment.  Forward information to Provider.
  20. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Five to seven years of RN experience.
  2. Previous experience in Cardiac ICU preferred.
  3. Advanced Medical and Cardiology Terminology.
  4. Strong clinical assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation skill set.
  5. Basic computer knowledge; EPIC experience a plus.

Note: Some requirements in this job description may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.  All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and experience required.  To perform this job successfully, the worker must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

If you are interested in this position, please email

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.