Clinical Nurse - PACU (Falls Church,VA)

VCU Health System
Falls Church, VA
Oct 19, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY The chief objective of this position: Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. Recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families. Provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state. Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent. Experience REQUIRED: >= 12 to 24 months RN experience. Education/training REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program. Experience PREFERRED: Academic Health Care Experience; Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice. Education/training PREFERRED: Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program. For 175 years, VCU Health System (VCUHS) has made everlasting impressions on the health of those we care for, educate and employ. And through world-class research, we are touching multitudes more who we will never know. Achievements, accolades, breakthroughs and discoveries aside, making an impression often only requires a smile, a pat on the back, a comforting word, a shoulder to lean on or even a borrowed ear. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Richmonders, Virginians and beyond seek our help. And we give it, one patient, one kind word, one hand held at a time. VCUHS proudly employs nearly 9,000 dedicated professionals. We comprise a 600-strong physician practice, numerous outpatient clinics and our hospital, which has 865 licensed beds. We are a regional referral center for the state and the region s only Level I Trauma Center. VCUHS offers nearly 200 specialty areas, many of national and international acclaim. VCUHS also includes Children s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), the region s only full service children s hospital. In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery and transplantation, we offer virtually every form of contemporary medical care. In particular, the medical center has received international recognition for early diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and strokes, organ transplant, head and spinal cord trauma research, burn and wound healing, neonatal intensive care and genetic research, as well as cancer research, treatment and rehabilitation. VCUHS vital statistics Licensed Beds - 865 Inpatient Discharges - 33,389 Adjusted Discharges - 56,116 Emergency Department Visits - 85,700 Outpatient Clinic Visits - 558,429 Total Surgeries - 20,506

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