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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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 following clinical areas: ED, floor therapy, CCU, NICU. Preferred: Membership in AARC. Work Experience: No previous experience required. Preferred: One year experience.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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 following clinical areas: ED, floor therapy, CCU, NICU. Preferred: Membership in AARC. Work Experience: No previous experience required. Preferred: One year experience.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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 must complete a check on the N.C. Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Program, the N.C. Sexually Violent Predator Registration Program, and the National Sex Offender Registry with results reported to the Superintendent of the Catawba County Board of Education. BCLS for healthcare providers or completion of BCLS from the American Heart Association within one month of employment date. Preferred: Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from an accredited program. BCLS, FA, AED instructor certified. Work Experience: No experience required.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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. Upon employment and annually thereafter, the athletic trainer must complete a check on the N.C. Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Program, the N.C. Sexually Violent Predator Registration Program, and the National Sex Offender Registry with results reported to the Superintendent of the Catawba County Board of Education. BCLS for healthcare providers or completion of BCLS from the American Heart Association within one month of employment date. Work Experience Required: No experience required. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from an accredited program. BCLS, FA, AED instructor certified. One or more years experience as an AT, high school or college level.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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 nursing degree. The BSN or higher nursing degree must be completed within five years from the date of employment or placement into the RN position. Incumbents in CVMC RN positions on the effective date will not be required to satisfy the BSN degree requirement to maintain their current position, be promoted to a charge nurse or Operating Room specialty RN position, or apply for lateral RN positions in another CVMC department. Exception: RNs transferring to the IRT department are subject to the BSN requirement. RNs employed in positions at Catawba Valley Medical Group (CVMG), Fairgrove Primary Health and Catawba Valley Infectious Disease are exempt from this requirement. Work Experience Required: No previous experience required. Preferred Qualifications: BSN (BSN enrollment and completion requirements may apply), specialty course work and certification in area of practice.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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 nursing degree. The BSN or higher nursing degree must be completed within five years from the date of employment or placement into the RN position. Incumbents in CVMC RN positions on the effective date will not be required to satisfy the BSN degree requirement to maintain their current position, be promoted to a charge nurse or Operating Room specialty RN position, or apply for lateral RN positions in another CVMC department. Exception: RNs transferring to the IRT department are subject to the BSN requirement. RNs employed in positions at Catawba Valley Medical Group (CVMG), Fairgrove Primary Health and Catawba Valley Infectious Disease are exempt from this requirement. Work Experience Required: No previous experience required. Preferred Qualifications: BSN (BSN enrollment and completion requirements may apply), specialty course work and certification in area of practice.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 2020
Provides therapeutic services in an inpatient or outpatient setting for inebriated or substance dependent patients including but not limited to facilitating individual, family and group counseling, crisis intervention, patient education, treatment planning, and assessment. Responsible for contributing to patient treatment plans; cooperating with other disciplines in the development of individual, family and group therapy programs. Requires the ability to assess patient problems, to conceptualize patients in terms of accepted theoretical framework. Requires a knowledge of and commitment to professional ethics. Education and Credentials Required: •Bachelor’s degree in a related human service field accompanied by Certification or license from an approved credentialing organization as a provider of services to the target population within 18 months. Certified by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board as a counselor (CSAS), Licensed by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) or Licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. •BCLS for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association required within three months of employment date. •Crisis Intervention Certification within three months of employment and renewed at least bi-annually for the first year and annually thereafter. Preferred: Master’s degree in a related health service field. Work Experience: Two years professional experience working with the population served. Preferred: Experience in the acute care setting.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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. Competent in any three of the following modalities: Special Procedures, Cardiac Catheterization, Ultrasound, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Lithotripsy and Mammography. 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 special procedures within three months of employment date.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 2020
Provides nursing care appropriate to the age of the patients served, incorporating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Provides this care within scope of practice and CVMC policies and procedures. Education and Credentials Required: Graduate of accredited nursing program. Current NC RN license or licensure from a Compact State. BCLS for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association. 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 degree or are required to enroll in an approved accredited BSN degree program within two years of date of employment or placement into RN position. The BSN degree must be obtained within five years of date of employment or placement. •Incumbents in CVMC RN positions on the effective date will not be required to satisfy the BSN degree enrollment and completion requirements to maintain current position or apply for other CVMC RN positions.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 2020
Provides nursing care appropriate to the age of the patients served, incorporating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Provides this care within scope of practice and CVMC policies and procedures. Education and Credentials Required: Graduate of accredited nursing program. Current NC RN license or licensure from a Compact State. BCLS for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association. 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 degree or are required to enroll in an approved accredited BSN degree program within two years of date of employment or placement into RN position. The BSN degree must be obtained within five years of date of employment or placement. •Incumbents in CVMC RN positions on the effective date will not be required to satisfy the BSN degree enrollment and completion requirements to maintain current position or apply for other CVMC RN positions.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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 certification. If the BLS is not from the American Heart Association (AHA), then AHA certification is due within three months of employment date. •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. Additional Requirements: •ED: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification within six months of employment date •Psychiatry: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification within three months of employment date and renewed at least bi-annually for the first year and annually thereafter. Knowledge of medical terminology. Formal training in basic computer applications. Ability to type proficiently. Work Experience: No previous experience required.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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. •BCLS for healthcare providers or completion of BCLS from the American Heart Association within one month of employment date. •Competent in mammography and one of the following modalities: Special Procedures, Cardiac Catheterization, Ultrasound, Radiography, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI or Lithotripsy. •Valid NC Driver’s license. Driving record that meets both auto insurance carrier and medical center guidelines. Work Experience: No previous experience required. Preferred: Two years experience in mammography
Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC
Apr 01, 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. BCLS for healthcare providers or completion of BCLS from the American Heart Association within one month of employment date. Competent in mammography and one of the following modalities: Special Procedures, Cardiac Catheterization, Ultrasound, Radiography, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI or Lithotripsy. Valid NC Driver’s license. Driving record that meets both auto insurance carrier and medical center guidelines. Work experience Required: No previous experience required. Preferred Qualifications: Two years experience in mammography.