ORCIP is a 16-week paid internship which includes integrated clinical, theory, and laboratory orientation to the role of the many roles of the perioperative nurse in the acute and ambulatory surgical setting. These include roles as the circulating nurse in the operating room as well as pre & post-surgery and the post anesthesia recovery unit. Participants are supervised by experienced and skilled nurses and educators. Access to and facilitation of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) – Periop 101® online modular course is provided with completion required within a specified course schedule. Library, laboratory and clinical learning experiences will be conducted on the campus of The Riverside Education & Workforce Development Campus (316 Main Street-Newport News) and within the operating rooms of Riverside Regional Medical Center and affiliated Riverside facilities as designated. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion and 40 CEUs from the AORN and be eligible to apply for open Perioperative nursing positions within Riverside Health System and its affiliates.
Works under the supervision of the Nurse manager and the Director and is responsible for the assessment, planning,implementing, and evaluating the total nursing care of assigned patients. The RN may work in a variety of settings in the Perioperative Services Complex and roles within Riverside Health System. The RN utilizes communication critical thinking problem solving and decision making to create a care plan for each patient based on physiological psychosocial and cultural diversity. Responsible for supervising and delegating non-professional personnel working directly with him/her to ensure optimum patient care. Must demonstrate competence in dealing with age related needs of the specific patient populations served in the Perioperative Services units/departments. Works under the direction of leadership and a multi-disciplinary team to provide a comprehensive range of services or clinical care associated with and in accordance with standards of excellence established by Riverside Health system and facility goals and strategic plans.
Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.
Qualifications: Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with a valid, unrestricted license either in the State of VA or a compact state. Board eligible graduates of Riverside College of Professional Nursing will also be considered.
References: Applicants must submit at least one professional reference from an educational or employment source related to the applicant's performance potential in a surgical environment.
Education: Graduate of a programmatically accredited (NLN, ACEN or CCNE) nursing program.
Shadowing: Applicants without previous experience in a surgical setting will be required to perform 4 hours of shadowing at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Select applicants will be contacted to schedule appointments and pre-shadowing education requirements.
Interview: Select applicants may be subject to group interviews with various Surgical Services managers and members from the Talent Recruitment Center, Human Resources and Riverside College of Health Careers.
Required of Those Selected For Internship: Employee Health Post Offer Assessment to include current immunizations, current CPR certification.
Work Commitment: Selected applicants must sign a two (2) year work agreement for a full-time position or three (3) year work agreement for a part-time position within Riverside Health System. Applicants selected for positions within targeted facilities (i.e. Tappahannock Hospital) will sign their agreement with the specific facility. Pay rate during the internship and terms of hire will be discussed with applicants on an individual basis by the Talent Recruitment Center.
Application Deadline: TBD
Program Dates: Spring 2020-TBD