Registered Nurse (RN), Surgical Services
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region's largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
An OR Registered Nurse is the nurse advocate for patients undergoing surgery. Responsibilities including assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, evaluation, documentation and time management.
* Assists in positioning, responding to comfort/safety of patient during all phases of surgery.
* Provides for accurate care and handling of specimens.
* Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis.
* Responsible to demonstrate ongoing competency in the use of surgical equipment, including but not limited to surgical beds, electrocautery generators, suction devices, video equipment, point-of-care testing, positioning devices, and other specialized equipment.
* Observes, checks, and monitors all pieces of equipment used during surgery to confirm they are running smoothly.
* Completes patient documentation in electronic medical record.
* Inventories all countable items both pre- and post-surgery to ensure none remain in the patient post-operatively.
Scrub Nurse role adds the following additional duties:
* Maintains the integrity of the sterile field; selects and handles instruments and supplies used for the operation, passing them to surgeon and assistant as needed.
This job description is also applicable to RN in OR Perioperative Program.
A Registered Nurse is responsible for the care of the population they are assigned. A RN is required to complete yearly mandatory competencies, any unit specific competencies that are identified by the Director/Designee as it relates to the patient population of their unit as well as completion of the Professional Practice Ladder requirements which include: Assuming responsibility as Charge Nurse, PI Activity and department initiatives, communicates and shares information to Director/Designee and co-workers from unit or hospital committee, a Valley Health paid Education/Seminar/Conference, workshop or Nursing Article. Portfolio is current and submitted to Director/Designee annually by March 1st. Routinely solicits and validates patient/family satisfaction, participates in peer review for unit and develops bulletin board or poster that provides educational information to staff/patients/family members.
What You Will Bring:
QUALIFICATIONS for RN I:
* Education: Associates in Nursing (RN Diploma, ASN or AND) required (NOTE: Refer to Education Progression Nursing Policy: HR408 for future education requirements. As of 2/11/2015, newly hired registered nurses holding a nursing diploma, ASN or ADN (associate's degree in nursing) will sign an agreement to enroll in a BSN (bachelor's degree in nursing) program within TWO (2) years of the employment start date and complete the BSN within FIVE (5) years of their employment start date.) Bachelors in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
* Based on primary state of residency and in accordance with current Virginia Board of Nursing Regulations, must be licensed or eligible to practice pending licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia with either a: Multi-state license, under the Nurse Licensure Compact OR Single-state license, valid in Virginia only
* BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart 'Healthcare Provider' (HCP) - AHA approved required (New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.)
* Competent in providing care based on the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological stages of human growth and development
* Competent to provide care to patients utilizing the nursing process
* Must have a reliable means of phone communication with hospital
QUALIFICATIONS FOR RN II:
* Meets all requirements of a RN I and
* Advancement to this level requires a minimum of 1872 hours of RN experience and completion of annual performance evaluation
* Full time RNs with a BSN or MSN are eligible to apply to this level with 936 hours of RN experience and a completed interim performance evaluation
QUALIFICATIONS FOR RN III:
* Meets all requirements of a RN II
* Bachelors Nursing (BSN) required
Masters Nursing (MSN) preferred
* Advancement to this level requires a minimum of 5616 hours of RN experience.
Criminal Background checks required for all levels and include:
VA State police
3rd Party Background Check
FBI Fingerprinting for Behavioral Health and Float Pool
Central Registry for Behavioral Health, Healthy Families, Float Pool and Maternal/Child and /or Family Birthing staff
WV State Police fingerprinting for NWV Home Health and HMH Staff
What You Will Get:
* Competitive salary
* Flexible scheduling
* Health Insurance
* Paid Time Off
* Wellness Program
* Tuition Assistance
* Retirement Plan
* Life Insurance
* some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
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