REGISTERED NURSE - Progressive Ventilator Stepdown Unit

Norfolk, VA
Feb 26, 2018
Mar 31, 2018
Healthcare, Other
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time DAY shift Registered Nurse for our Progressive Ventilator Stepdown Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.


Company Highlights:
  • Stability: 125 plus years of no company layoffs.
  • 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:
  • JOIN OUR EXPANDED UNIT! We will be going from a 8-bed unit to a 16-bed unit this Summer 2018.
  • 8-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.
  • Patients admitted to this unit are either on mechanical ventilator's or have some type of pulmonary or respiratory issues that require close monitoring.
  • We take patients from all of our specialty ICU's: Trauma, Neuro, Cardiac, Vascular, and Medicine.
  • The goal in PVSU is to continue the progress that began in ICU and to help the patient achieve the best possible outcome.
  • The core patient care team is comprised of a specially trained nurse and nursing care partner.
  • 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

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

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; All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.

Keyword: Pulmonary, Respiratory, PCU, Progressive Care Unit, Pulmonary Medical Unit.

Similar jobs

More searches like this