Jan 16, 2021

Clinical Nurse II

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

VCU Health System's Comprehensive Medicine Unit is seeking an hourly Clinical Nurse. The Comprehensive Medicine Unit is a 32-bed Internal Medicine and telemetry unit, with 10 progressive carebeds. North 5 is an AACN Beacon Silver Award recipient that provides patient-centered care by a multidisciplinary team coupled with collaborativenurse/physician interactions. The leadership team takes a visionary and relationship-based care approach to orienting the new graduate nurse, allowing them to experience a healthy work environment throughout their learning.

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.

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