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VCU Health System Clinical Nurse I in Richmond, Virginia

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • The chief objective of this position:

  • Clinical Nurse I

  • Integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family.

  • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.

  • Provides direction, education, and begins to acquire leadership skills at the unit level.

  • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.

  • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.

  • Clinical Nurse II

  • Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population.

  • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.

  • Recognizes changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately.

  • Mobilizes resources to meet the individualized needs of patient/families.

  • Provides direction, education, and assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level.

  • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.

  • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.

  • Clinical Nurse III

  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge at the unit level and begins to apply this knowledge to a specific patient population.

  • Assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort.

  • Anticipates changes in patient situations and intervenes appropriately.

  • Provides direction, education, and serves as a role model in a clinical setting.

  • Delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.

  • Safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions.

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

  • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

  • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Current RN licensure in Virginia, AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent

  • Experience REQUIRED:

  • Clin I: N/A

  • Clin II: >= 12 to 24 months RN experience

  • Clin III: >= 3 years of clinical experience

  • Experience PREFERRED

  • Clin I: Experience as an LPN, nursing assistant or care partner in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

  • Clin II, Clin III: Academic Health Care Experience; Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

  • Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)

  • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Diploma or Associates Degree from a professional nursing program recognized and/or approved by the corresponding state’s Board of Nursing. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an approved RN to BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date unless grandfathered under previous requirements.

  • Education/training PREFERRED:

  • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (or higher) from an accredited program

  • Clin III: Certification in specialty area

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