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Clinical Nurse 8/30/2016

VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia) Richmond, VA

Company
VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
101410117856
AJE Ref #
576022294
Location
Richmond, VA
Job Type
Temporary

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Company: VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
Facility: VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals at Richmond
Department: Transitional Cardiology Unit



VCU Health Systems Transitional Cardiology Unit is seeking a Full Time - Clinical Nurse. The VCU Health Clinical Nurse practices within the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Virginia regulations governing nursing. Practice is also guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards, as well as all VCU Health policies and procedures.

The Transitional Cardiology Unit is an 8 bed highly specialized unit caring for patients recovering from Angioplasty, ICD and pacemaker implants, Electrophysiological ablations and specialized medication administration. Our specialty unit also cares for patients with advanced heart failure, coronary artery disease and dysrhythmias. Nurses with excellent assessment and intervention skills will love this fast-paced, action-orientated unit where patients have a quick recovery. Consider joining our team in an exciting new unit within the VCU Pauley Heart Center.
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.

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