REGISTERED NURSE

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Apr 11, 2017
Closes
Apr 17, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Registered Nurse for the Medical Surgical - GI Unit to work Full Time Night Shift

This unit's patient population is comprised of Kidney Failure, Diabetes, Diagnostic Testing, GI Surgical, and also includes patients requiring chest tubes and trach care.


Sentara Leigh Hospital is a Magnet Status, 250 bed facility that has been newly renovated. Sentara Leigh Hospital is centrally located between Downtown Norfolk and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, just about 20 away from each area. Norfolk, VA is a waterfront city that offers a historic downtown area with shopping and excellent restaurants. You will find that the City of Norfolk offers festivals and music for weekend fun. Do you like baseball or hockey; we have minor league teams here in Norfolk. If you enjoy a cruise you can board the cruise ship right at our waterfront area. Cruises depart to Bermuda and the Islands of the Bahamas a number of times a year. If you love the shoreline you will find 14 miles of open public beaches with no fees and steps away from the calming waters of the bay. You will find myriad festivals, cultural events; live concerts on the sands, music on the boardwalk stages, magicians, and holiday light celebrations all at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front. Rent a beach cruiser on the board walk, tour the Cape Henry Lighthouse, and visit the Virginia Marine Science and Old Coast Guard Museum. Activities go through all seasons and most are free! Enjoy fresh seafood, pastas, steaks, and outdoor patio tap house restaurants and bars. Come explore Sentara and live, work and play in a great area!


If you are a new graduate you will be able to participate in our Nurse Residency Program. Sentara Healthcare Hospitals have joined the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ (NRP) which effectively supports new nurse graduates as they transition into their first professional roles. Built on evidence based curriculum developed by experts from academic medical centers and nursing schools across the country, the program focuses on these critical areas; leadership, patient outcomes and professional role. If you have less than 1 year of experience as a Registered Nurse, you will be automatically enrolled in this year long program. The residency curriculum is designed as monthly 4-hour seminar sessions and is considered paid work time supported by your education and leadership teams.

The Registered Nursing (RN) is responsible to perform a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The standards of practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, coordination of care- teaching and health promotion and evaluation) along with the standards of professional performance (ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence- based practice /nursing research, quality, evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health) encompass the actions and foundation of professional nursing. The RN possesses clinical knowledge and skills to meet standards as required by specific clinical areas.

Education Level
RN-Associate's Degree OR
RN-Bachelor's Level Degree OR
RN-Diploma (Non-degree) OR
RN-Doctorate Level Degree OR
RN-Master's Level Degree

Experience
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

License
Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

Skills
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
New Hire Education Requirement: All new RN's who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to enrollment in an accredited RN to BSN program within 24 months of hire and successfully obtaining their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred. Meets and maintains any requirements defined by specific specialty; Critical Care/IMCU ACLS within 1 year of hire; Emergency Care - ACLS & PALS or ENPC within 1 year of hire; Oncology Care ONS/ONCC or Sentara approved course Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider Card within 6 months of hire. Women's Care - Perinatal departments; NRP within 6 months of hire. Inpatient Pediatrics. PALS within 6 months of hire. All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.

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