May 05, 2022

OR RN Intern - Perioperative Education

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
General Nursing Operating Room

Job Description

The OR RN Intern starts integrating technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. The position assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness and provision of comfort. The role also provides direction, education and begins to assume 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.

The OR RN Intern safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or RN Applicant designation.
RN Applicant position may be occupied only by an eligible candidate who has filed an application for licensure in Virginia or compact state as an RN and may practice nursing in Virginia for a period not to exceed 90 days between completion of the nursing education program and the receipt of the results of the candidate`s first licensing examination.
R.N. Applicant designation must be used when signing official record (Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing Statues and Regulations, VAC 90-20-190 Licensure by examination).

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: N/A

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED
Experience as a LPN, nursing assistant or care partner experience in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program; and Enrollment in an accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program within 24 months of date of hire; and Successful completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing no later than 5 years (or 60 months) from date of hire

Education/training PREFERRED:
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

Independent action(s) required:
Functions under direction of RN in providing patient care, emotional support, nursing in-services, patient conferences, rounding with physicians and problem solving; all in accordance with hospital, nursing and unit policy/procedure.
Requires prior approval or guidance from supervisor: time/schedule changes, legal issues, directed care which deviates from standard, identify educational resources to meet developmental needs.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
RN Intern 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 50-100 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: Steady pace, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

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