Nov 19, 2021

Registered Nurse

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

The Clinical Nurse I is responsible for the following:
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.

The Clinical Nurse II is responsible for the following:
Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. Recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families. Provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities 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.

The Clinical Nurse III is responsible for the following:
Demonstrates clinical knowledge at the unit level and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. Anticipates changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately. Provides direction, education, and serves as a role model in a clinical setting. 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.

The Clinical Nurse IV is responsible for the following:
Demonstrates a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems. Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. Provides direction, education, and leadership. 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.

The Clinical Nurse V is responsible for the following:
Demonstrates mastery and high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems. Mentors other members of the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. Provides direction, education, and leadership. Mentors and directs others to deliver 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.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED:
Clin I: N/A Clin II: 12 to 24 months RN experience
Clin III: 3 years of clinical experience
Clin IV: 5 years of clinical experience
Clin V: 5 years of clinical experience

Experience PREFERRED:
Clin I: Experience as a LPN, nursing assistant or care partner in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Academic Health Care Experience; Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
Clin I, Clin II: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program
Clin III: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program
Clin IV: Minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program (unless grandfathered under previous requirements); Certification in specialty area
Clin V: Completion of MSN, MN, MS (Nursing) Degree from an accredited program; Certification in specialty area

Education/training PREFERRED:
Clin I, Clin II: Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Clin III: Certification in specialty area; completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Clin IV: Completion of a Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program
Clin V: Completion of a Doctoral Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards.
All practice is guided by and follows the VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Organizes work and delegates and supervises others (RN's, LPN's, Care Partners, Unit Secretaries, etc.) in carrying out assignments.

Additional position requirements:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: Clinician’s work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Other: Describe exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment

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