Sep 15, 2020

Clinical Nurse - Neurosurgery

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

VCU Health System's Neurosurgery Unit is seeking a Hourly Clinical Nurse. Neurosurgery is a 34 bed unit with 6 progressive care beds and telemetry capabilities. We are a dynamic, fast paced floor that utilizes team work and collegial interdisciplinary relationships to service our patients. Our patient population is comprehensive in neuroscience and includes but is not limited to surgery, strokes, seizures, neuromuscular disorders, and head/back/neck trauma and elective surgeries. We are seeking team oriented new graduate nurses, as well as experienced nurses, who are energetic, compassionate, hardworking, dedicated, and eager to learn. We are committed to empowering and supporting our staff with education and resources to best ensure growth while in the inpatient setting.

Responsibilities

Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family.

Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.

Provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills 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.

*Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program within 5 years of hire, if not currently BSN-prepared or higher, will be a requirement for continued employment.

*Completion of our accredited Nurse Residency Program will be a requirement for all new graduate nurse hires. This program provides transitional support during the first year of practice by fostering comprehensive, individualized preceptorships and guiding all new graduates along the journey towards successful promotion to Clinical Nurse II within the Professional Advancement Program (PAP) at VCU Health.

Qualifications

Required

Graduate of, or pending graduation from, an accredited RN nursing program.

Current RN licensure in Virginia or compact state, or eligible for licensure. All selected new graduate applicants must take and pass NCLEX within 90 days of graduation date.

Preferred

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited RN nursing program.

Academic Medical Center experience as a registered nurse.

Registered nurse experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of desired practice.

AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent.

Selected applicants will be slotted into appropriate levels for this position based on their experience and qualifications.