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Registered Nurse Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

Fairfax Medical Campus 617303 Part Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Magnet® designation, the most prestigious accolade for nursing excellence, to our hospital in December 2020. Currently, only 8.5% of hospitals in the nation hold Magnet® designation and Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to be part of this select group. The new Magnet designation is in addition to several other prestigious recognitions which include: a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), being named by IBM Watson Health as one the nation's highest performing hospitals, and among the top 10 Major Teaching Hospitals, an A for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, the #1 hospital in the DC metro area by U.S. News & World Reports, and being nationally ranked in gynecologic care.

The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is an 18-bed adult unit. It is the only dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit in the Northern Virginia region. Our patient population includes Neurosurgery, Ischemic stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, and other critical care patients based on bed availability. We are actively engaged in clinical research to treat the patient with CVA to include Interventional Radiology procedures. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus has received certification to be a primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and is currently a level 4 Epilepsy Center designated. Average length of stay for the NSICU is 4.3 days. Our nurse/patient ratio is 1:2.

Care needs of our patients may include, but is not limited to patients requiring:

  • Invasive hemodynamic and/or cardiac monitoring
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Intubation and mechanical ventilation
  • Intravenous administration of vasoactive medications
  • Conduction of medical and nursing research studies
  • Post-operative recovery for extensive surgical procedures
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)

Schedule:  Part-time, Day/Night shift



- At least 6 months of RN clinical experience. Critical Care RN experience required.

-Education - BSN or AD

  • 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 required and ACLS

-RN licensed, or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a RN

-Proficient in English, strong verbal and written communication skills

-Exceptional interpersonal skill and the ability to display a caring demeanor towards others

-Proficient computer skills required