Chesapeake, VA:Norfolk, VA:Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 18, 2018
Mar 07, 2018
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for the Admission/Discharge Transition Team. Registered Nurse will work Full Time Day Shift

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

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Be a part of a transitional team, Unit is near the emergency department

Will be responsible for admission and discharge of patients while providing high quality care and safety

Build strong patient relationship while gathering patient's past medical history, symptoms, and medications to guide the formulation of care plan

Help patient understand what to expect between admission and discharge

Discuss care plan with bedside nurse, ensuring test/procedures are done timely

Educate patient and patient's family members with discharge instructions

Excellent communication skills, customer service, teamwork and collaboration with staff to improve patient outcome

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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