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Inova Health Systems REGISTERED NURSE in FALLS CHURCH, Virginia

Job Description

Registered Nurses with at least two years of Critical Care RN experience are eligible to receive a $20,000 or $15,000 sign on bonus. Those relocating from more than 50 miles away will also receive up to $20,000 or $15,000 in reimbursable relocation expenses. Your Critical Care RN experience must be within the same specialty area you are hired into. Those entering fellowship programs are not eligible. Accepting the bonus requires a commitment of three or two years.

We are seeking a RN for the Trauma Acute Care Surgical Unit. 3 x 12 hour shifts-Day / Night Shift rotations

The Trauma Acute Care Surgery Unit (TACSU) at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, a 24- bed high acuity, technologically advanced, highly specialized Trauma unit. 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.

The Inova RN:

  • 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. EEO: M/F/Vets/Disabled

  • 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.

Requirements
  • A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting

  • Education: BSN or MSN or 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

Work Site Location: INOVA FAIRFAX MEDICAL CAMPUS

Work Site Address: 3300 GALLOWS ROAD

Schedule: Days Vary

Work Site City/State: FALLS CHURCH, VA

Shift: 12 hour Day/Night

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