The Clinical Nurse LTA job demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately.
The Clinical Nurse mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families. This role provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level.
The Clincal Nurse 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. This role safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent
12 to 24 months RN experience
Academic Health Care Experience; Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice
Diploma or Associates Degree from a professional nursing program recognized and/orapproved by the corresponding state’s Board of Nursing.
All registerednurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required toenroll in an approved RN to BSN program within two years of their start dateand to complete the program within five years of their start date unlessgrandfathered under previous requirements.
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) 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):
Organizes work and delegates and supervises others (RN's, LPN's, Care Partners, Unit Secretaries, etc) in carrying out assignments.
Additional position requirements:
Clinicians 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: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
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
Long Term Assignment-12 week placement. 36 hours/week
Workday Day (United States of America)
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