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RN - CVICU - Columbia St. Mary's

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
We Are Hiring:

Sign on Bonus: $10K


Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)- 24 bed unit


As the designated Tertiary Care Center for Ascension Wisconsin our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) patient population consists primarily of cardiac patients. We provide comprehensive care to patients both pre- and post-cardiovascular procedural interventions and cardiothoracic surgeries. We specialize in complex, high acuity patients that require knowledge

of CRRT, Intra-aortic balloon pumps, Impella assist devices, epicardial and trans-venous pacemakers, and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).


We pride ourselves on providing quality care with the highest reliability. Staff huddles at the beginning of each shift allow staff to better anticipate patient care needs and share any

important communications. Daily multidisciplinary patient rounds support the review of patient care goals in a collaborative and educational manner. We depend on our team to drive the

quality of care to the exceptional level our patients deserve.The multi-disciplinary team consists of our Intensivists, APNPs, RNs, Respiratory Therapists, Case Managers, Social Workers, OT,

PT, Speech Therapists, Pharmacists, CNS, Psychologist, and Chaplin services.


The CVICU at Columbia St. Mary's is part of a Catholic not for profit health system that is devoted to holistic patient care of the most vulnerable populations. We believe in healing a

patient physically, mentally and spiritually. We have a diverse staff that is team oriented in their patient centered approach and aims for excellence everyday. We are looking for enthusiastic,

positive thinking applicants who will grow and thrive in this tertiary care environment.

What You Will Do:

Provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

  • Implement and monitor patient care plans. Monitor, record and communicate patient condition as appropriate.
  • Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Note and carry out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assess and coordinate patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required. Licensure from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing OR current home state license if considered multi-state/Compact State.


  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

For over 170 years, Ascension Wisconsin has been providing rewarding career opportunities at 20 hospital campuses and more than 100 related healthcare facilities from Racine to Eagle River. Nearly 20,000 Ascension Wisconsin associates currently serve in four locations throughout Wisconsin - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Ministry Healthcare, Columbia St. Mary's, and Affinity Healthcare. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities, and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the EEO is the Law poster:


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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.


This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.

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  • Job Reference: 673868693-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Ascension
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent