Medical Group - Heart and Vascular Outpatient Unit

"Nurses in HVOU experience a high level of job satisfaction due to the extraordinarily diverse patient population they care for on a daily basis."  - Brenda, Manager

"I enjoy the autonomy in HVOU, where I have the trust of the entire multidisciplinary team and can exercise my independent judgment as a nurse."  - Bill, RN

The nurses in the Heart & Vascular Outpatient Unit provide care for patients undergoing invasive cardiac procedures including the following:

 

  • Coronary angioplasty/stenting
  • Pacemaker/ICD Implantation/radiofrequency ablation
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Diagnosis of congenital anomalies
  • Repair of cardiac defects (ASD occlusion)
  • A variety of diagnostic coronary and electrophysiologic procedures
  • Endovenous laser therapy

 

Fifteen pre/post Cardiac Catheterization procedure beds.

Our nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:3-4.

A scheduling committee facilitates the self scheduling model. The unit’s of operation are Monday 0600 - Saturday 0700, thus they staff 24/5 coverage.

Orientation is four to six weeks with a consistent preceptor.

One to two years experience , with ICU/IMCU and/or cardiology experience preferred. Pediatric experience is a plus. ACLS certification will be expected within three months of employment and PALS certification within six months of employment.

To speak with a Nurse Recruiter, please call 717-531-5141 or email us at nurserecruitment@hmc.psu.edu.  We welcome the opportunity to personally discuss employment opportunities.