Careers are defined by moments. Moments you decide to pursue excellence. Moments when you grow personally and professionally. And the moment when you take the next step in your career.

This is your moment to be part of something greater as part of the Cardiovascular OR team at one of the nation’s premier academic health systems.

UVA Health is rapidly expanding its facilities and services. To keep up with this growth, we welcome RN candidates who want to embark on an exciting new career within one of Virginia’s most comprehensive cardiovascular OR departments.

Join our Magnet®-recognized nursing staff on this world-class surgical team within a level 1 trauma center. This high-volume cardiac surgery department conducts over 1,300 adult and pediatric procedures annually — the most in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern region of the United States. Our team provides a diverse array of surgical procedures ranging from complex heart and lung transplants and trauma cases to aortic valve stems and catheterization. With a collaborative team approach to medicine and an innovative spirit, we are continually expanding our capabilities with advancements in traditional open-heart procedures and new techniques for minimally invasive surgeries.

We were made to meet challenges.

When you join the CVOR RN team, we will provide you with advanced training so you can scrub and circulate for all CVOR procedures. As a critical unit, we work together and share on-call duties to provide 24/7 staffing in the OR. This is an opportunity to learn and grow in your profession as you work alongside an experienced team of advanced practitioners, surgeons and critical care physicians in a collaborative team providing lifesaving care.

Here, you will be part of a community of medical practitioners, faculty, students and other team members who learn and even live together to exercise ingenuity, develop self-governance tools and push the boundaries of knowledge in service to the common good.

If you're ready to be part of something greater, this is your moment.

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Join UVA and enjoy:
  • Competitive pay ($30.23-$58.45/hour) and paid time off
  • Specialty pay bonus of $1,500/quarter (following completed orientation period)
  • Generous wellness (Hoo’s Well) and health, dental and vision benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Superior retirement program
  • 403(b) and 457 savings program
  • 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts within specific units
  • Clinical ladder for nursing positions
  • Relocation assistance for moves over 50 miles
  • Dual career program to assist spouses/partners in identifying local employment opportunities
  • Continuing education assistance
  • In-house certification/recertification (CNOR, ACLS, PALS, TNSS and others)
  • Annual certification pay up to $300
  • Uteam recognition program
  • Caregiving assistance with back-up care available for infants through the elderly
  • And much more

Available RN job opportunities in the CVOR:

UVA Health is an Aortic Alert Center of Excellence, which recognizes the high quality of outcomes and low mortality for high-risk aortic and endovascular procedures.
UVA Health is one of only 30 hospitals in the world to receive the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization’s Platinum Level Center of Excellence Award for our ECMO program.
UVA has one of only six level 1 trauma centers in the state of Virginia.