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Spring 2023 New Graduate Nurse Residency, Neuro/Trauma/General Surgical

Company: VHC Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

-Spring 2023 New Graduate Nurse Residency, Neuro/Trauma/General-Surgical -VHC Health 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 VHC Health, our nursing staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the nursing profession. Nurses at VHC Health are recognized for excellence in patient care by patients and by national and regional organizations. VHC Health 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. - -VHC Health 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. -This 23- private bed adult unit cares for post-surgical patients across multiple specialties. -Capability for 12 soft telemetry beds; 12 nurse-driven Prefense-monitored beds. -Our patients undergo various procedures to include; orthopedic, neuro, abdominal, breast, gastrointestinal, and general. During your fellowship on this unit you will also gain experience on our sister unit, 5A/Total Joint Replacement. This will help to build your foundation in becoming an expert surgical nurse. You will never have the same day twice! Working closely with multiple disciplines (physicians, physical therapy, nutrition services) our nurses provide medical/surgical care to ready patients for discharge or to transfer to a lower level of care. -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
  • Candidates who completed internship in Emergency Department/Trauma or Critical Care strongly encouraged to apply
  • Basic cardiac rhythm interpretation and neuro assessment skills preferred*In order to be considered, the electronic talent assessment must be completed. Applications with incomplete assessments will not be considered.*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 providesStructure 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
  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Benefits
  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
  • VHC Retirement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free onsite parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Career Coaching
  • Family Leave
  • 401(k) + Match
  • and much more!

Keywords: VHC Health, Arlington , Spring 2023 New Graduate Nurse Residency, Neuro/Trauma/General Surgical, Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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