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New Graduate Nurse Residency, Intermediate Care Unit

Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

New Graduate RN Residency - Intermediate Care Unit

2021 Summer Cohort begins on July 26, August 9, and September 20, 2021
Applications available: December 28, 2020
Virtual Interview event on January 27, 2021
Final Candidate Peer Interview/Tour Event (onsite) on February 6, 2021
License needed before July 16 for July and August Start Dates, and before September 10th for September Start Date

Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its nurses and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.

At Virginia Hospital Center, our nursing staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the nursing profession. Nurses at Virginia Hospital Center are recognized for excellence in patient care by patients and by national and regional organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is among the 7% of hospital staffs nationwide that achieve the Magnet-- designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, signifying the highest level of recognition in nursing excellence.

Virginia Hospital Center Nurse Residency Program is based on the Vizient and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Vizient/AACN) Nurse Residency Program---. The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program (NRP) is designed to effectively support new nurse graduates as they transition into their first professional roles. Built on an evidence-based curriculum developed by experts from academic medical centers and nursing schools across the country, the program focuses on three critical areas: leadership, patient outcomes, and professional role.
The 21 bed intermediate care unit is a high energy, fast paced unit. The IMC provides comprehensive care to patients with acute needs for continuous cardiac monitoring, pulse oximetry monitoring, or ventilator assistance. The close monitoring allows for detection of any changes, enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Patients receive a significant amount of complex medications, sometimes requiring adjustment or titration.
Responsibilities:

Goals:
One of the primary goals of the program is to improve the residents' critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills and ability to understand and use outcomes data to promote patient safety.

  • Further develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
  • Provide clinical nursing leadership at the point of care
  • Strengthen his or her commitment to the profession of nursing
  • Evolve in the formation of an individual professional development plan
  • Incorporate research-based evidence linked to practice outcomes into the care he or she provides
    Structure of the residency program
    • Full-time Employment; schedules vary by department

    • At least 6-8 weeks of unit-specific orientation and preceptorship will be integrated into program (new graduate RN will work the same schedule as preceptor)

    • Program lasts about 1 year and Residents will meet regularly as a cohort once a month for four hours with access to preceptors and expert resident facilitators

    • Completion of an evidence-based project
    • Mentoring on a professional development plan
    • Nurse and program evaluation, including completion of the required Vizient/AACN and institutional surveys
      Qualifications:

      Program Requirements
      • Graduation from an accredited nursing program with Associate's Degree or higher

      • You must have a current and active Virginia or Multi-State Compact Registered Nurse license before the licensing due date for each cohort.
      • Current and active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare provider from the American Heart Association

      • Less than 6 months of acute care hospital-based experience as a licensed RN prior to the start of the program.

      • Commit to the 1-year Residency Program and to Full-time Employment
        *In order to be considered, the electronic talent assessment must be completed. Applications with incomplete assessments will not be considered.*

Keywords: Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington , New Graduate Nurse Residency, Intermediate Care Unit, Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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