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Registered Nurse(RN)-Trauma Acute Care Surgery

Fairfax Medical Campus 619094 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

Inova Fairfax

The TACSU is the first of its kind at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus; a hybrid designed six bed Trauma Intermediate Care area and a combined 18-bed Trauma Telemetry & Trauma Medical/Surgical unit.

The unit is equipped and capable to adapt to the volume and acuity of 3500 annual trauma patients received at the Inova Trauma Center; adjusting the appropriate level of care needs within the TACSU.

Patient populations will include but are not limited to: General trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic trauma and acute care surgery cases.

The average nurse: patient ratio for the Trauma Step-down is 1:3 and 1:5 for the Trauma Telemetry & Med Surgical patient population.

The Trauma Step-down clinicians will work very closely with its sister unit, the Trauma Intensive Care Unit to facilitate a smooth transition from the highest acuity to the next level of care and to ensure a comprehensive continuum of care to our trauma patients and their families.

Both the Trauma ICU and Trauma/ACSU are parallel in location located on the third floor of the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

 The Inova Trauma Center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and designated as a trauma center for more than 30 years by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The designation of “ Level 1, “ the highest level that can be assigned to a trauma center, is given only to centers that can provide the highest level of specialty expertise, as well as meet or exceed national standards as described by the American College of Surgeons.

The Inova Trauma Center is Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and one of only 73 Level 1 trauma centers recognized across the U.S by the ACS.

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We are looking for a full-time Registered Nurse for our TACSU at Inova Fairfax Hospital to perform comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data, formulates an individualized plan of care for patients based on assessment findings, advocates patients’ rights from the patient/family perspective, coordinates health care and alternate services for patient/family.

We will consider an experienced RN new to the specialty or a Grad Fellow.

Schedule: Full time (36 hr/week) 3- 12 hour shifts-days

Candidates are eligible to receive up to $20,000 as a competitive sign on bonus. Those relocating from more than 50 miles away will also receive relocation assistance. 

A minimum of 6 months Registered Nurse clinical experience. 1 year of RN experience in the acute care setting preferred

-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 strongly preferred (must obtain within first 3 months)

-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