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Registered Nurse -Stepdown Unit

Alexandria Hospital 619257 Full Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US
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Job Description

Inova Alexandria Hospital is a 318-bed community hospital that offers a full range of healthcare services and has received national recognition for healthcare excellence. From babies to seniors, Inova Alexandria Hospital Provides World-Class Medical Care. We are dedicated to continually expanding our programs and services to help ensure we meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve today and, in the future.

Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) is an exciting and fast-paced environment with dynamic team that focuses on excellence in patient care, exceptional teamwork, and outstanding culture of respect for all team members. Our nurses are driven and provide knowledgeable and caring patient care while maintaining a positive and supportive work environment and practicing the most effective and safest care possible.

The IMCU is a 20 bed acute care unit with the goal to provide transition level care to patients who while stable, still require a high degree of support and monitoring. The IMCU patient population consists of patients with a wide range of medical conditions, including but not limited to respiratory disorders, wide variety of medical disorders, and Ventilator/Tracheostomy  management, chronic and advanced heart failure, acute heart failure exacerbation requiring Bipap/highflow/high level diuresis, advanced pulmonary hypertension, sepsis,  and other diseases/health conditions. 

Key characteristics of our unit include: entirely private patient care rooms. 1:3/4 nurse to patient ratios for both day and night shift. Assignments are based on patient acuity and staff skill level, Team approach with management team consisting of clinical director, unit supervisors, and clinical educators and mentors providing consistent training and education and ensuring robust support.

Our organization provides the opportunities for advancement through the Inova ADVANCE RN Clinical Ladder. Our culture fosters a spirit of growth, collaboration, critical thinking, and accountability.

Shift: nights from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am

Sign-On/Relocation Bonus Information: This position is eligible for a competitive Sign-On Bonus up to $20,000. Candidates who are relocating 50 miles or further are also eligible for relocation assistance.  

The Inova Registered Nurse:

•Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education.
•Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
•Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
•Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving. 
 
Requirements

Experience: A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting. Telemetry and Ventilator experience preferred.

Education:

  • 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