HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse, RN – 10 Bed Cardiothoracic Step Down Unit in Richmond, Virginia

As one of the largest facilities in the nation’s largest hospital system (HCA), Chippenham Hospital provides the full scope of healthcare services. With 466 beds, we specialize in heart care at the Levinson Heart Hospital and emotional and mental health services through the Tucker Pavilion. Our ER is also a state-authorized Level II trauma center and we offer Central Virginia’s only Pediatric ER staffed 24/7 by pediatric-trained ER nurse and physician specialists.

Chippenham's Cardiac Step Down:

  • 10 Bed Unit

  • Patient Population: cardiac cases, LVAD (left ventricular assist device), TAVR (Transcatheter aortic valve replacement), lung cases, and vascular patients

  • Patient Average Length of Stay: 3 Days

    The Cardiac Step Down Registered Nurse (RN)….

  • Performs care under the direction of the unit Nursing Leadership Team and the Director.

  • The Step Down Registered Nurse provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of the patient, in support of HCA ethical principles and values.

  • The Cardiac RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting all aspects of patient care.

  • The Registered Nurse delegates appropriate tasks to unlicensed personnel and provides required supervision.

  • The RN works closely with all health care providers to facilitate and coordinate efficient, effective, and quality healthcare.

  • The Cardiac Vascular Registered Nurse communicates effectively and maintains therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians, and staff.

  • The RN evaluates patient’s signs and symptoms; and records and reports results.

  • The Registered Nurse sets priorities and modifies patient care in response to changing conditions by utilizing problem solving skills and exhibiting good judgment.

  • The RN collaborates with physicians regarding patient progress towards the outcome attainment.

  • The Step Down Registered Nurse assists physician during treatment/examination of patient and processes orders.


  • Diploma or Associates Degree from a professional nursing program (required)

  • BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program at an accredited school of Nursing (preferred)


  • Current Registered Nurse License in this state

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (required)

  • ACLS and PALS certification (preferred)

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse, RN – 10 Bed Cardiothoracic Step Down Unit

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Chippenham Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-37133