REGISTERED NURSE - Vascular Transplant Stepdown Unit

Optima Health Norfolk, VA
Job Description

The Registered Nursing (RN) is responsible to perform a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The standards of practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, coordination of care- teaching and health promotion and evaluation) along with the standards of professional performance (ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence- based practice /nursing research, quality, evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health) encompass the actions and foundation of professional nursing. The RN possesses clinical knowledge and skills to meet standards as required by specific clinical areas.

Required Education

RN-Associate's Degree OR

RN-Bachelor's Level Degree OR

RN-Diploma (Non-degree) OR

RN-Doctorate Level Degree OR

RN-Master's Level Degree

Job Posting

We are seeking a full-time DAY and NIGHT shift Registered Nurse for our Vascular Step-down Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Position Highlights:

* Stability: 125 plus years of no company layoffs.

* Career Growth: Position is open due to an internal promotion. Our unit offers up to four clinical pathways into transplant, vascular, ENT, and head & neck cancer.

* Innovation: 525-bed Level 1 trauma center and tertiary care facility that is dedicated to improving safety, quality and health every day. We are the #2 hospital in the state of Virginia and #1 hospital in Hampton Roads. Our adult diabetes and endocrinology programs are nationally ranked at #43.

* Market: Comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with more than 300 sites of care all throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

* Nursing Excellence: First in the region to become a Magnet® recognized hospital.

* Nurse Residency Program: All new graduate RN's with less than one year of experience will be placed into our Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program.

* Location: We are located in the Hampton Roads area surrounded by beaches, historic landmarks dating as far back as the Revolutionary War of 1776, top rated school systems, and seven cities full of life, events, and celebration.

What you will do:

* Our 27-bed unit is open 24/7 days a week. Must have availability to work 12 hours shifts. Rotating holidays and weekends with other RN staff.

* Provides care to patients with end stage renal disease, vascular disorders, abdominal aortic aneurysm, kidney & pancreas transplants, and an Ear, Nose, & Throat population specific to head and neck cancers.

* Dedicated to high quality care, patient outcomes, safety, and teamwork is a standard of the staff.

* Nurses handle 3-5 patients on this unit based on acuity level.