Registered Nurse (RN), Medicine-Stepdown Unit
Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Registered Nurse for the Medicine -Step-down Unit, 4 East!
This position is Full Time Rotating Shift.
New grads are welcome to apply!
This 24 bed medicine unit is blended with 12 step-down beds for patients who are too ill for a general medical unit, but do not need an intensive level of care for the ICU. 12 beds in this unit are for Med/Surg patients to include some cardiac patients.
Sentara Leigh Hospital is a Magnet Status, 250-bed facility featuring all patient-friendly private rooms and specializing in orthopedic, gynecological and urological services. Sentara Leigh offers a contemporary care environment for general medical/surgical and ambulatory services and is home to the orthopedic hospital, which has 48 beds dedicated to specialized orthopedic care. The hospital offers a full-service Emergency Room with a dedicated observation unit, Critical Care, GI, and Oncology services. It also encompasses a Family Maternity Center.
Market: Sentara is a Virginia and North Carolina based large healthcare provider that has been in business for over 125 years.
Award winning: Sentara has eleven Acute Care Facilities across the state of Virginia and one in Northeastern North Carolina; the people of the communities that we serve have nominated Sentara “Employer of Choice” for over 10 years. U.S. News and Report recognize Sentara as having the Best Hospitals for 15+ years.
Professional development: If you are a new graduate, you will be able to participate in our Nurse Residency Program. Sentara Healthcare in collaboration with Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) launched the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™. Cohort meets monthly for 4 hours. The seminar structure is collaborative with interactive learning. The program included Tales from the Bedside/Clinical Reflections, leadership, patient outcomes, case studies, and an evidence based project. This is a one-year residency and Nurses will be awarded a certificate at the end of the program.
Career growth: Become certified in your specialty. This indicated that you practice at a higher level, and that you are committed to deliver high-quality care to patients and the quality of your unit. Career advancement with Sentara can range from being a Charge Nurse, a Preceptor, a Certified Registered Nurse, a Unit Coordinator, Patient Care Supervisor, Integrated Care Manager, Staff Educator, Patient Navigator, Manager of Education Services, Clinical Manager, a Director or a Vice President of Nursing.
Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We are setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE! Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates!
Location: Centrally located between Downtown Norfolk and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, just about 20 minutes away from each area.
If you would like to chat on line and just ask questions, please feel free to log into our Nurse Chat Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST.
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Keyword: stepdown, medical, surgical
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 Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred.
Meets and maintains any requirements defined by specific specialty; Critical Care/IMCU/EP/Advanced Heart Failure Center/SMG Cardiology Practices- ACLS within 1 year of hire
All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.