VCU Health System Clinical Nurse in Richmond, Virginia
Medicine Specialty Unit
1250 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219
New Grads encouraged to apply!
VCU Health System's Medicine Specialty Unit is seeking a FT Clinical Nurse. Medicine Specialty is 28 bed unit, all telemetry capable with 6 progressive care beds, focused on caring for the adult medical patient population. The unit's mission is to foster collegial relationships between the entire inter-professional team to create a nurturing, caring, positive environment for our patients, families and team members. We are looking for team members who are highly adaptable, flexible and committed to providing excellent nursing care to Adult patients with acute on chronic disease processes. Medicine Specialty Unit prides itself in our commitment to caring for self and our team members, embracing Jean Watson caring theory, by providing a space for our team members to have a moment of silence and relaxation during stressful shifts. We are committed to providing our patients with the education, resources and tools to best manage their care as they transition through the continuum of care in an inpatient hospital setting.
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.
Graduate of, or pending 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.
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.
AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent.
Selected candidates 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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