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Registered Nurse Fellow - Ortho/Spine

Alexandria Hospital 615778 Full Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US

Job Description

Inova Alexandria Hospital is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse Fellow for our Ortho/Spine Unit. Shift: Day 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


*This position is eligible for a Sign-On and Relocation bonus for qualified candidates.*

Inova Alexandria Hospital has been ranked as the #6 best hospital in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15. The hospital was recognized for high performance nationally in six specialties and was ranked 8th best hospital in the state of Virginia

Collaborative, diverse, and positive are how you would describe our Unit 26 team. We work together to take care of our post-surgical patients and ensure that the patients and their families are ready to be discharged safe and sound. The Unit 26 team was recently awarded the love ball, which is an initiative started by our patient experience team, that shows love and gratitude toward the staff for their hard work and participation in improving patient experience The TWIG Surgical Center | Unit 26 is a 24 bed adult medical surgical unit, providing 24-hour nursing care, seven days a week, to adult and geriatric patient populations with a variety of diagnoses.  The Joint Commission certifies as a Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, specializing in knees, hips and shoulder replacement and repair. Both Day Shift and Night Shift available

Patients may be admitted or transferred to the orthopedic surgery unit – Unit 26 – following a surgical procedure, acute illness or injury or if recovering from diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.  Patients admitted to the unit include but are not limited to:


  • Major Joint Replacement – Lower Extremity
  • Major Joint Replacement – Upper Extremity
  • Hip/Femur Fracture
  • Major Small/Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Uterine Procedures

All beds have the capacity for remote telemetry service for stable cardiac patients and all rooms are private with sleep chairs to provide families and significant others the opportunity to spend the night, participate in the patient’s plan of care and provide social support.  All rooms have glass doors for easy visualization of the patient, but also have cubicle curtains providing patient privacy.  All rooms have a patient lift available for patient and staff safety.

Shift: Day 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

As a Registered Nurse (RN) Fellow, you will communicate effectively with patients, families, team members and medical providers. To help achieve our mission, you will create a collaborative team working environment while displaying respect for and an understanding of various clinical disciplines.Using a focused and integrated approach toward improving desired patient outcomes and patient experience of care delivery is of vital importance.Your participation in learning new knowledge, developing new skills and meeting program objectives to be able to practice in assigned patient care delivery settings while utilizing and applying new knowledge is essential. Demonstrating s willingness to learn under the direct supervision of an experienced RN and through various other training formats is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicates with other healthcare team members and participates in multidisciplinary rounds and meetings as an active member of the healthcare team.
  • Showcases openness to feedback, mentoring and suggestions from colleagues to implement change and enhance care.
  • Identifies and seeks out members of the healthcare team as a resource to increase practice/knowledge while seeking validation of clinical decisions from unit resources.
  • Successfully integrates novice nursing abilities with new knowledge and the capacity to incorporate and transfer these skills into the delivery of safe/high quality patient care.
  • Identifies unit goals and supports the culture of Inova Health System.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to give 100 percent and voluntarily assists others when needs arise.
  • Works efficiently within the healthcare team to achieve maximum productivity and identified outcomes.
  • Attends and participates in all learning sessions assigned for successful completion of the Registered Nurse (RN) Fellowship. Completes all assignments (e.g. classroom work, computer based learning modules, laboratory simulations and assigned readings on time and is able to recall, comprehend and apply them in the classroom and clinical settings).
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new skills, verbalize reasoning and demonstrate use of equipment and supplies involved in providing safe/high quality and effective patient care.
  • Performs patient assessments to collect basic data. Follows written plans of care, standards and practice guidelines while utilizing pathways under the supervision of an experienced RN.
  • Utilizes assessment data and patient preferences to identify patient care needs.
  • Organizes, prioritizes and delivers patient care to assigned patients by utilizing Inova's Nursing Professional Practice Model and Care Delivery Model (i.e. procedures, therapies, tests and patient education) to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Provides compassionate and empathetic hands on care while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • States rationale for clinical decisions based on educational knowledge, principles and evidence based practices.
  • Monitors patients' progress toward expected outcomes and adjusts plans of care accordingly.
  • Accurately documents all patient care activities, as per documentation standards, and seeks assistance from others to further develop documentation skills.


Experience: A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting

  • BSN or Associate’s Degree Nursing
    • If RN has an AD, within 6 months of start date the RN must meet with their nurse leader and:
    •  Identify which Accredited School the employee
      plans to attend
    •  Submit a review of transcript from the school
      indicating the required pre-requisites and
      timeline for taking the courses
    •  Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN
      completion date.
    •  Complete BSN within 24 months of start date
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider certification requirement
  • ACLS
  • RN Licensed or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia


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