RN Intermediate Care / Stepdown
This unit will consider both experienced and new graduate RN's.
If you are a new graduate you will be able to participate in our Nurse Residency Program. Sentara Healthcare Hospitals have joined the Vizient/ACCN 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.
Welcome to Sentara CarePlex Hospital! About Sentara CarePlex Hospital:
Sentara CarePlex Hospital is a technologically advanced, acute care hospital, and Certified Primary Stroke Center located in Hampton, Va. Other features include specialized services in cardiac, vascular and urologic care, along with advanced diagnostic and surgical capabilities, a hospitalist program and one of the state's busiest emergency departments.
The 224-bed hospital offers an eICU® to monitor patients even more closely with state-of-the-art equipment and computer software. Sentara CarePlex Hospital provides care through advanced surgical programs, emergency cardiac intervention and fellowship-trained physicians. It is also home to the Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex Hospital, the area's first dedicated orthopedic hospital, taking specialized orthopedic care to a new level.
About this Unit:
The Intermediate Care Unit-Medicine Unit 3 (PCU Vent) has 24 private rooms where we provide services for patients with the following health concerns: Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, R/O and Stable Myocardial Infarctions, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Permanent Pacemakers, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Diabetes (DKA), Acute Stroke/TIA, DVT, Pulmonary Emboli, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stable patient with tracheostomy requiring either chronic ventilator management or weaning off, patients requiring Bipap and/or High-flo oxygen for acute management of respiratory distress, Chest Pain/Chest Pain observation. Secondarily, we care for any other patient population deemed stable that requires bedside monitoring.
We are a knowledgeable group of approximately 60 staff. The Intermediate Care Units are designed to provide moderate to high intensity nursing care and/or a high level of surveillance, monitoring, and assessment that is excessive for a general medical surgical unit and less intense with less sophisticated technology than a critical care unit. We offer a 4-5:1 nurse to patient ratio and our Team Motto is “We Help Put the Pieces Back Together”.
Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. Our success is supported by a family-friendly culture that encourages community involvement and creates unlimited opportunities for development and growth. Sentara recognizes our employees by offering:
- Competitive pay plans
- Comprehensive health care plans
- Generous paid annual leave
- Fully funded retirement plan and 403b plan
- Long and short term disability
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Flex spending and life insurance
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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.
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; 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.