Registered Nurse Pediatric Specialty Care Unit/ Peds Step Down Unit
nova 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.
Inova L. J. Murphy Children's Hospital is an award-winning, full-service children’s hospital that offers the highest level of dedicated pediatric care in Northern Virginia.
Department Information: The 22-bed Pediatric Specialty Care Unit/ Peds Step Down Unit (formely known as PIMC unit) takes intermediate level patients as well as cardiac and renal diagnoses. Nurses also care for pediatric patients with all diagnoses requiring step-down care. Nurse ratios are 3:1 for IMC status patients and 4-5 :1 for floor status patients.
Schedule: FT nights
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.
The Inova 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
(For internal purpose: IND1; LI-CR2)
At least 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting. Highly preferred Pediatric RNs with two years of experience.
If Associates Degree RN - Within 6 months of start date, meet with nurse leader:
• 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.
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.
#LI-VD1 (for internal use only)