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RN - Inpatient - Heart and Vascular Progressive Care - 60%FTE, Day/Night

Registered Nurse
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The Heart and Vascular Progressive Care Unit ( D4/5) is a fast paced surgical unit that offers an opportunity to advance your nursing skills and become part of a wonderful team. 

We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join D4/5. This position offers the following:

  • The opportunity to work on a 15- bed unit with both general and intermediate level patients.
  • Challenging patient populations, including: abdominal and thoracic aneurysm repairs- both open and endovascular, carotid endarterectomies, limb saving lytic therapies, lower extremity bypasses and amputees.
  • Nurses who work as a team and help one another succeed. The team includes the physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, social workers, PT, OT, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nursing assistants, clinical nutrition, health psychologists, and spiritual care.
  • Nurses who participate in shared governance, with a unit based council to help support and drive quality improvement initiatives and lead practice change. 
  • Nurses who are highly engaged in acquiring new skills and integrating evidence based nursing practices into the unit culture
  • An environment that is patient and family focused including daily care team visits with the entire team but most important the patient as an active participant




Minimum – Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Preferred – Baccalaureate degree in nursing.


Work Experience:

Minimum – One (1) year relevant clinical experience.


Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum – Registration as a professional nurse in the State of Wisconsin, CPR certification

Preferred – ACLS (may complete within six months of hire).


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area.
  • Experience in teaching patients and families.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively delegate and supervise the work of other nursing team members.

Physical Requirements:

Medium:  Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


Work Schedule: 60%FTE, 24 hours. Day/Night shift between the hours of 0700-1930 and 1900-0730. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department. 


University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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