Jan 22, 2021

Clinical Nurse - ICU Burn Center

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

VCU Health System's ICU - Evans-Haynes Burn Center is seeking a part time Clinical Nurse. As the only American Burn Association verified Burn Center in the state of Virginia, the Evans-Haynes Burn Center is a major referral facility for burn patients. As part of the Trauma Program, the Burn Center is a 16-bed facility located on the 8th floor of the Critical Care Tower. It is equipped to provide acute, progressive, and intensive levels of care for patients with acute burns resulting from flame, chemical, scald, and electrical sources. The Center also specializes in the treatment of inhalation injury and plastic reconstructive surgery for burn survivors. The Burn Center provides care for patients across the continuum ranging from pediatrics to adults.

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.