The Clinical Nurse II 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.
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/SensoryStrong recall Reasoning Problem solving Hearing Speak clearly Write legibly Reading Logical thinking EmotionalFast pace environment Steady pace Able to handle multiple priorities Frequent and intensecustomer interactions Noisy environment
Varies by Need (United States of America)
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