Catawba Valley Medical Center



Since 1967, Catawba Valley Medical Center has built strong relationships with the people, businesses and communities throughout the Catawba Valley. As the region's largest not-for-profit community hospital, it is our mission to improve the health status of the Catawba Valley. We do this by providing high-quality health-care services, as well as by supporting organizations dedicated to improving our standard of living. We exist to heal and comfort patients, to promote and foster a healthier Catawba Valley, and to assure access to health care to all who need it — not to create profits and return dividends to shareholders. By continuing to work together, we can improve the overall health status of the Catawba Valley and make our community an even better place to call home.


Awards

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in April earned status as North Carolina’s first and only five-time recipient of Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognition is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in June 2019 received the Premier Excellence in Patient Safety Award, joining an elite group of just 22 hospitals nationally who earned the distinction. CVMC was one of only two in North Carolina to achieve the recognition.
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019.
  • Women’s Choice Award winner for America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience for six consecutive years
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Performs the primary function of an RN in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients in the Wound Healing Center. Provides patient care, handles intake and discharge processes for the Wound Healing Center patients. May also serve as a Case Manager to a group of assigned Wound Healing Center patients. Is responsible for meeting the established wound center standards of nursing practice in the management of all assigned patients. Assists physicians with the development and implementation of wound treatment plans and participates in performance improvement review activities. Acts within the guidelines of federal and state laws, Joint Commission standards and professional and ethical practice. Education and Credentials Required: • Graduate of accredited nursing program. • Current NC RN license or licensure from Nursing Compact State. • BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provides professional nursing care and makes nursing care decisions that are appropriate for the age and condition of the patient, using the nursing process. Collaborates with other health care professionals to meet the needs of the patient. Responsible for adhering to CVMC/ departmental policies, procedures and philosophy to deliver quality patient care, practicing within the guidelines of the North Carolina State Nurse Practice Act and abiding by the CVMC Nursing Bylaws. Education and Credentials Required: Graduate of accredited nursing program. Current NC RN license or licensure from Nursing Compact State. BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within three months of employment date. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements: Effective May 4, 2015 newly employed Registered Nurses and current employees promoted to Registered Nurse positions are required to possess a BSN or higher...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provides professional nursing care and makes nursing care decisions that are appropriate for the age and condition of the patient, using the nursing process. Collaborates with other health care professionals to meet the needs of the patient. Responsible for adhering to CVMC/ departmental policies, procedures and philosophy to deliver quality patient care, practicing within the guidelines of the North Carolina State Nurse Practice Act and abiding by the CVMC Nursing Bylaws. Education and Credentials Required: Graduate of accredited nursing program. Current NC RN license or licensure from Nursing Compact State. BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within three months of employment date. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements: Effective May 4, 2015 all newly employed Registered Nurses and all current employees promoted to Registered Nurse positions are required to obtain a BSN or...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provides care within scope of practice and medical center policies and procedures, appropriate to the age of the patients served, incorporating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life-span. Required to work and function competently and independently in both NA and Unit Secretary role in order to meet annual evaluation performance expectations. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Basic computer application skills. BCLS for healthcare provider certification. If the BCLS certification is not from American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is due within ninety days of employment date. •Nursing Assistant I: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services. •Nursing Assistant II: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services and the NC Board of Nursing. •Combination positions require NA I or II.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provides care within scope of practice and medical center policies and procedures, appropriate to the age of the patients served, incorporating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life-span. Required to work and function competently and independently in both NA and Unit Secretary role in order to meet annual evaluation performance expectations. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Basic computer application skills. BCLS for healthcare provider certification. If the BCLS certification is not from American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is due within ninety days of employment date. •Nursing Assistant I: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services. •Nursing Assistant II: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services and the NC Board of Nursing. •Combination positions require NA I or II.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provides care within scope of practice and medical center policies and procedures, appropriate to the age of the patients served, incorporating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life-span. Required to work and function competently and independently in both NA and Unit Secretary role in order to meet annual evaluation performance expectations. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Basic computer application skills. BCLS for healthcare provider certification. If the BCLS certification is not from American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is due within ninety days of employment date. •Nursing Assistant I: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services. •Nursing Assistant II: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services and the NC Board of Nursing. •Combination positions require NA I or II.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Decontaminates instruments and hospital equipment. Cleans, assembles packages & sterilizes instrumentation and supplies for age appropriate patient care. Assist with receiving of daily departmental supplies attention to inventory control as stated by Coordinator/Director. Will perform other duties as directed by Sterile Processing Director/Coordinator. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred: Certified Sterile Processing Technician. Knowledge of medical terminology. Work Experience: No previous experience required in sterile processing. Will train in basic job proficiencies.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Decontaminates instruments and hospital equipment. Cleans, assembles packages & sterilizes instrumentation and supplies for age appropriate patient care. Assist with receiving of daily departmental supplies attention to inventory control as stated by Coordinator/Director. Will perform other duties as directed by Sterile Processing Director/Coordinator. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred: Certified Sterile Processing Technician. Knowledge of medical terminology. Work Experience: No previous experience required in sterile processing. Will train in basic job proficiencies.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provide AT services to local high school and others, including prevention programs and coverage of athletic events, as indicated. Assist with Pre-participation Exams, as needed. Assist with Sports Performance Enhancement, as needed. May assist with coverage of fitness center, as needed. Teaches clients/members proper principles of exercise and proper use of exercise equipment. Education and Credentials Required: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Exercise Science, or Sports Medicine. BOC certified. Licensed by North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners within six months of employment date. Criminal record and background check must be completed prior to employment. The athletic trainer must have no record of felony conviction, registration as a sex offender, conviction of a non-driving misdemeanor within the last three years or have accumulated more than six points on his/her current driving record, as determined by the state issuing the points....
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Decontaminates instruments and hospital equipment. Cleans, assembles packages & sterilizes instrumentation and supplies for age appropriate patient care. Assist with receiving of daily departmental supplies attention to inventory control as stated by Coordinator/Director. Will perform other duties as directed by Sterile Processing Director/Coordinator. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred: Certified Sterile Processing Technician. Knowledge of medical terminology. Work Experience: No previous experience required in sterile processing. Will train in basic job proficiencies.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Evaluates patients in therapy and advises physicians on appropriate therapy modalities. Provides respiratory care to patients through administration of therapeutic gases and drugs, and by setting up and monitoring respirators and other devices. Patient population includes neo-nates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Education and Credentials Required: Must have a current NC RCP license. Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program, RRT required. BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within three months of employment date. ACLS, PALS, NRP certified within one year of employment. Complete annual department competency testing and classes. Complete annual department and medical center mandatory education requirements. Expected to teach and coordinate one in-service per year (subject to be approved by Clinical Director). Work independently in at least two of the...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provide AT services to local high school and others, including prevention programs and coverage of athletic events, as indicated. Assist with Pre-participation Exams, as needed. Assist with Sports Performance Enhancement, as needed. Teaches athletes proper principles of exercise and proper use of exercise equipment. Education and Credentials Required: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Exercise Science, or Sports Medicine. BOC certified. Licensed by North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners within six months of employment date. Criminal record and background check must be completed prior to employment. The athletic trainer must have no record of felony conviction, registration as a sex offender, conviction of a non-driving misdemeanor within the last three years or have accumulated more than six points on his/her current driving record, as determined by the state issuing the points. Upon employment and annually thereafter, the athletic trainer...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Evaluates patients in therapy and advises physicians on appropriate therapy modalities. Provides respiratory care to patients through administration of therapeutic gases and drugs, and by setting up and monitoring respirators and other devices. Patient population includes neo-nates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Education and Credentials Required: •Must have a current NC RCP license. •Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program, RRT required. •BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within three months of employment date. •ACLS, PALS, NRP certified within one year of employment. •Complete annual department competency testing and classes. Complete annual department and medical center mandatory education requirements. •Expected to teach and coordinate one in-service per year (subject to be approved by Clinical Director). Work independently in at least two of...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Evaluates patients in therapy and advises physicians on appropriate therapy modalities. Provides respiratory care to patients through administration of therapeutic gases and drugs, and by setting up and monitoring respirators and other devices. Patient population includes neo-nates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Education and Credentials Required: •Must have a current NC RCP license. •Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program, RRT required. •BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within three months of employment date. •ACLS, PALS, NRP certified within one year of employment. •Complete annual department competency testing and classes. Complete annual department and medical center mandatory education requirements. •Expected to teach and coordinate one in-service per year (subject to be approved by Clinical Director). Work independently in at least two of...
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
This position is responsible for all registration activities including gathering and processing patient demographic and financial information, identifying payment sources, computing and collecting patient responsibilities, completing required consent forms and any other required paperwork, and providing excellent customer service to all patients, peers, medical center staff, community providers, etc. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Work Experience Required: One year experience in customer service.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Performs a variety of imaging modalities under the clinical direction of a Radiologist or Surgeon. Education and Credentials Required: Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program. Current ARRT registration or, if new graduate of Radiography program, must acquire ARRT registration within three months of employment date. BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within one month of employment date. Work Experience No previous experience required.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
This position is responsible for all registration activities including gathering and processing patient demographic and financial information, identifying payment sources, computing and collecting patient responsibilities, completing required consent forms and any other required paperwork, and providing excellent customer service to all patients, peers, medical center staff, community providers, etc. Education and Credentials Required: High School diploma or equivalent. Work Experience Required: One year experience in customer service.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Performs a variety of imaging modalities under the clinical direction of a Radiologist or Surgeon. Education and credentials required: Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program. Current ARRT registration or, if new graduate of Radiography program, must acquire ARRT registration within three months of employment date. BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within one month of employment date. Work experience required: No previous experience required. Given training and on-the-job experience, incumbent should be proficient in the basic aspects of radiology within three months of employment date.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Performs a variety of imaging modalities under the clinical direction of a Radiologist or Surgeon. Education and credentials required: Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program. Current ARRT registration or, if new graduate of Radiography program, must acquire ARRT registration within three months of employment date. BCLS certification. If the BCLS certification is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), an AHA certification is required within one month of employment date. Work experience required: No previous experience required. Given training and on-the-job experience, incumbent should be proficient in the basic aspects of radiology within three months of employment date.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Aug 07, 2020
Provides safety and security appropriate to the age of the patients served, incorporating principles of therapeutic verbal and physical intervention. Able to develop constructive and cooperative relationships with others, and maintain them over time. Demonstrates ability to maintain composure and control of emotions, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in difficult and high stress situations. Education and Credentials: •High School diploma or equivalent. •BCLS certification from the American Heart Association required within three months of employment date. •Crisis Intervention Certification within one month of employment date and renewed at least bi-annually for the first year and annually thereafter. •Either NA1 or NA2 (if NA2 must maintain valid NA1 listing) Nurse Aide I: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services. Nurse Aide II: Listed with the Nurse Aide Registry at the NC Division of Facility Services and the NC Board of Nursing. Preferred:...