Registered Nurse (RN) - Progressive Ventilator Stepdown Unit

Location
Norfolk, VA:Virginia Beach, VA
Posted
Apr 13, 2018
Closes
May 03, 2018
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is currently hiring a Registered Nurse for our Progressive Ventilator Stepdown Unit!

Full Time, Day shift

Unit Description
  • This unit is expanding! We will be going from an 8-bed unit to a 16-bed unit Summer 2018.
  • 8-bed step-down unit that specializes in treatment of patients on mechanical ventilators.
  • 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

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

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