Oct 20, 2020

Clinical Nurse WIP II

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

VCU Health System's Security Care Unit is seeking a Full Time Clinical Nurse to work the weekend incentive program. The Security Care Unit is a 16 bed Medical-Surgical Unit with 6 progressive care beds, dedicated in providing patient-centered care for the incarcerated patient population. We provide care including but not limited to Surgery, Cardiology, Medicine, Oncology, & Neurology. Our unit is the first of its kind to receive the highest recognition in nursing excellence by receiving the AACN Beacon Gold award in 2018. We take pride in our teamwork and encourage professional growth and development. The Security Care Unit is dedicated to provide Medical/Surgical Progressive care for the incarcerated patient population. The staff provides non-judgmental holistic care to the incarcerated patient population, while attending to their special needs as individuals.


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.



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.


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.