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Registered Nurse Fellow Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Job_Description Inova s mission is to provide world-class healthcare every time, eve touch to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova is the only health system in the country where all 5 hospitals received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists, who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. We are looking for an experienced RN to work on the day/night shift. This position is ideal for an experienced RN looking to change specialties, needing a fellowship!! The Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is a high acuity, 18-bed unit designated for the most seriously ill or injured trauma patients. The Inova Trauma Center specialists provide rapid response to surrounding counties and states within a 200-mile radius from the hospital. The Trauma ICU is committed to facilitating a comprehensive continuum of care for our patients beginning with the Golden Hour of trauma resuscitation extending beyond their discharge. Trauma ICU nurses act as designated trauma bay responders to work in tandem with Trauma Surgeons and Emergency Department staff to respond to critically ill trauma patients the moment they enter the ED/ Trauma Bay. This integrated trauma team approach facilitates excellence in teamwork and enhances the ability of the Trauma ICU nurse to understand all phases of trauma recovery process. The Inova Trauma Center serves a population of more than 3,500 trauma patients annually in addition to surgical patients experiencing hemorrhagic shock and/or post-operative patients under the consultation of a Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon. The Trauma Intensive Care Unit is a fast-paced, high acuity environment. The average nurse: patient ratio is 1:2 and often 1:1 to accommodate a high acuity patient and advanced technologies. Over 65% of the Trauma ICU nursing staff have Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) certifications and 55% of eligible nurses hold advanced certifications in critical care nursing (CCRN) and or (CEN). The TICU is a two-time Gold National Beacon Award winner for Critical Care Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award recognizes the nation's top critical (intensive) care units. 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 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. Care_Needs_For_Our_Patients_May_Include,_But_Are_Not_Limited_To_Patients Requiring 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. * Invasive hemodynamic and/or cardiac monitoring * Massive Transfusion Protocol * Intracranial pressure monitoring * Intubation and mechanical ventilation with or without advanced modalities * Intravenous administration of vasoactive medications * Post-operative recovery for extensive surgical procedures * Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) o Conduction of medical and nursing research studies Inova hospitals were once again awarded A grades for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Our commitment to keeping patients safe, means there s no safer place for you to work. Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE Strict PPE requirements for all staff and visitors All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings, and offered free to visitors New safety wayfinding and social distancing signage is installed everywhere Waiting rooms and registration areas are arranged for social distancing We deep-clean our facilities nightly; we wipe surfaces and sanitize throughout the day Hand sanitizer is available everywhere at all times All team members are required to practice frequent hand washing Patients with symptoms are immediately directed to separate exam rooms Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas Inova operates drive-through Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities Requirements * Minimum six months of RN experience. 1 Year RN experience strongly preferred. Some type of Critical Care or Stepdown experience preferred. * Education - BSN or AD If RN has an AD, within 6 months of start date the RN must meet with their nurse leader and: o Identify which Accredited School the employee plans to attend. o Submit a review of transcript from the school indicating the required pre-requisites and timeline for taking the courses. o Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN completion date. o Complete BSN within 24 months of start date. * BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification required and ACLS strongly preferred (must obtain within first 3 months). * RN licensed in VA, 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. #Inova Work Site Location INOVA FAIRFAX MEDICAL CAMPUS Work Site Address 3300 GALLOWS ROAD Work Site City/State FALLS CHURCH, VA Schedule Days Vary Shift 12 hour Day/Night EEO Tagline M/F/Vets/Disabled Show moreShow less

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