Clinical Nurse - Palliative Care Unit

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

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Posted Date 9/23/2020
Description
  • 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.

      • Clinical Nurse IV

        • Demonstrates a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems.

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

        • Provides direction, education, and leadership.

        • 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 V

        • Demonstrates mastery and high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex patients and their responses to actual or potential health problems.

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

        • Provides direction, education, and leadership.

        • Mentors and directs others to deliver 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, Clin IV, Clin V: Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state

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

      • Clin I, Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: 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

      • Clin IV: >= 5 years of clinical experience

      • Clin V: > 5 years of clinical experience

    • Experience PREFERRED

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

      • Clin II, Clin III, Clin IV, Clin V: 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:

      • Clin I, Clin II: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program

      • Clin III: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program

      • Clin IV: Minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program (unless grandfathered under previous requirements); Certification in specialty area

      • Clin V: Completion of MSN, MN, MS (Nursing) Degree from an accredited program; Certification in specialty area

    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • Clin I, Clin II: Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

      • Clin III: Certification in specialty area; completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

      • Clin IV: Completion of a Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

      • Clin V: Completion of a Doctoral Degree in Nursing from an accredited program

Category
Healthcare & Public Health | Nursing

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