Registered Nurse: New-to-Practice - December 2019 Graduates

Medstar National Rehabilitation Network
Washington, DC
Sep 15, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time
Job Description: Now reviewing applications from December 2019 New Graduate RNs! As a Nurse Resident, you'll enjoy: * Year-long Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program beginning in March 2020 * Generous benefits package with educational assistance * Competitive salary and shift differentials * Nurse residency positions in all specialty areas, based upon availability Start your amazing career as part of a Nursing Team that has a greater impact and enjoys stronger relationships with our patients. General Summary of Position MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is currently seeking a highly motivated Graduate Nurse Resident who is accountable to provide compassionate nursing care to a selected group of patients. The New To Practice (NTP) Nurse Residency Program is part of the Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is a 12-month program that provides a series of structured learning and practice experiences designed to assist you in your transition from a new to practice, to a professional nurse and clinical leader at the bedside. This includes: * Core content on critical topics, aimed to develop your confidence and build competence in your nursing practice. * Facilitated reflective practice discussions. * Access to a one-on-one preceptor, coach, and/or mentor who supports you in your transition to professional practice. * Participation in a dedicated cohort of NTP Nurse Residents which provides you with peer support. * Mentoring on your evidence-based practice project, career planning, and development of a rewarding professional nursing identity. * Access to ongoing professional development activities, individualized learning, coaching, and peer support. Qualifications EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate or entry level master's degree in nursing program. Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0; preference is 3.5. EXPERIENCE: Successfully passed the NCLEX prior to starting your employment at MedStar Health; must be willing to be a full-time associate at MedStar Health. LICENSE/CERT/REG: District of Columbia (DC) license to practice as a registered nurse; current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. SKILLS: Professional competency as a general practitioner in nursing. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. * Under the guidance of a preceptor, delivers competent and compassionate nursing care to assigned patients. Systematically assesses and identifies current patient care problems of a specific patient population and seeks resources in planning and delivering care appropriately. Assesses patient care needs, establishes priorities and delegates tasks to ancillary support staff as appropriate to unit requirements. * Provides nursing care in accordance with established standards of care policies and procedures. Documents patient information and assessments in a timely manner according to charting guidelines. Effectively uses provided technology for patient care delivery and documentation. * Serves as a patient advocate by communicating clinical concerns in a timely manner to other members of the health care team, seeking assistance as needed. Collaborates with other team members to plan and attain patient goals. * Attends all classes scheduled for the Graduate RN's over the first year. Participates in unit-based in-services as appropriate. Successfully completes unit orientation. * Provides appropriate patient education. * Provides evaluation of orientation and preceptor. * Seeks appropriate resources for problem-solving as needed. Assumes responsibility for own learning outcomes. * Initiates, evaluates, and documents interdisciplinary plans of care specific to each patient by creating short and long term goals with the patient. Initiates appropriate interventions and engages patient feedback and progress on goals. Communicates patient goals to other members of the healthcare team and reinforces interdisciplinary goals with the patient. * Participates in data collection for ongoing research. Applies research findings to clinical practice. * Participates in multidisciplinary, quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate. * Performs other duties as assigned. NURSING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - INTERVIEW DAY MedStar Health can offer you a lifetime of opportunity as you move through your nursing career, no matter the path you may take. MedStar's Hospital Chief Nursing Officers will be in attendance and available to you - presenting a MedStar Health Nursing overview and conducting onsite interviews. When: September 18, 2019 Time: 7:30am - 5:00pm (candidates

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