REGISTERED NURSE - Progressive Ventilator Stepdown Unit

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Closes
Sep 28, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time ROTATING shift Registered Nurse for our Vascular Step-down Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

NEW GRADUATE RN'S ARE WELCOME TO APPLY!


Company Highlights:
  • Employee Satisfaction: Hampton Road's chosen Employer of Choice for over 10 years
  • Stability: 125 plus years of no company layoffs. Our nurse retention turnover rate under 5% - significantly lower than the national average of 14.6%.
  • Innovation: 525-bed Level 1 trauma center and tertiary care facility that is dedicated to improving safety, quality and health every day. We are the #2 hospital in the state of Virginia and #1 hospital in Hampton Roads. Our adult diabetes and endocrinology programs are nationally ranked at #43.
  • Market: Comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with more than 300 sites of care all throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
  • Nursing Excellence: First in the region to become a Magnet® recognized hospital.
  • Nurse Residency Program: All new graduate RN's with less than one year of experience will be placed into our Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program.
  • Location: We are located in the Hampton Roads area surrounded by beaches, historic landmarks dating as far back as the Revolutionary War of 1776, top rated school systems, and seven cities full of life, events, and celebration.
What you will do:
  • Eight-bed step-down unit that specializes in treatment of patients on mechanical ventilators.
  • Our unit is open 24/7 days a week. This position will work a rotating shift. Rotating holidays and weekends required.
  • PVSU focuses on maximizing the rehabilitation while continuing to treat the cause of the illness. This goal is accomplished through intense physical therapy, respiratory care and mental stimulation.
  • The core patient care team is comprised of a specially trained nurse and nursing care partner.
  • Most patients admitted to PVSU come from ICU. The goal in PVSU is to continue the progress that began in ICU and to help the patient achieve the best possible outcome.
  • PVSU has a nurse-patient ratio of 3:1 based upon nursing acuity.

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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