VCU Health System Clinical Nurse in Richmond, Virginia
1200 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Job Details:VCU Health System's ICU - Medical Respiratory is seeking a Hourly Clinical Nurse. The Medical Respiratory ICU (MRICU) is an adult ICU, caring for complex medical and pulmonary patients and their families. This AACN Beacon Award recipient unit's nursing staff is comprised of Registered Nurses, Care Partners and Unit Secretaries who collaborate with numerous interprofessional disciplines to promote optimal outcomes for our patients. Through Shared Leadership, the MRICU Team promotes autonomy and effective decision-making practices to foster our health work environment. Click here to learn more about our Medicine Division. 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 within 90 days of 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. **If new grad prefer students that have completed a clinical rotation in ICU** AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent. Selected applicants will be slotted into appropriate levels for this position based on their experience and qualifications.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.
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