Jul 18, 2024

RN-New Graduate Nurse - Med/Surg/Telemetry/Progressive Care/Acuity Adaptable Unit

  • Eskenazi Health
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA

Job Description

Division:Eskenazi Health

Sub-Division: Hospital

Req ID: 18287

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Nights

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

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Overview Of Acuity Adaptable Progressive Care Unit

The Acuity Adaptable Progressive Care Unit New Graduate and Registered Nurse provides clinical care and coordination skills to every patient served in the unit using the Eskenazi Health model of care, Synergy. The Acuity Adaptable Progressive Care Unit Registered Nurse coordinates with the patient, family/loved ones and other healthcare disciplines to ensure care is appropriate to patient care needs.

At Eskenazi Health, new acute care nurses are welcomed to the organization through the Linda Hojnacki, RN, Nurse Residency Program. Designed for acute care nurses with less than one year experience and graduate nurses, the residency program supports the transition to practice and prepares nurses to care for complex patients and increasing acuity needs common in hospital settings. Eskenazi Health nurses are surrounded by a strong network of accomplished individuals who value nurses and are invested in their success for not only their development but also improved patient safety and quality of care.

Acuity Adaptable Care at Eskenazi Health represents a broad spectrum of inpatient services across 3 floors of our acute care hospital. Patients admitted to an acuity adaptable unit at Eskenazi Health receive services from a wide variety of clinical specialties including: orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, palliative care, neurology, trauma, medicine, renal, urology, pulmonology, infectious disease, and more. Acuity Adaptable offers all private rooms as well as telemetry monitoring capability.

What Schedule Can I Expect?

The Acuity Adaptable Progressive Care Unit team does take advantage of 6-week self-scheduling where team members request the days they work. We do offer a full time schedule which consists of three 12-hour shifts on either day shift (6:30AM - 7PM) or night shift (7PM - 6:30AM). There are no on-call requirements and team members rotate holidays.

What Are Nurse To Patient Ratios?

The department follows a primary care nursing model and typically utilizes a 1:4 nurse-to-patient ratio. Patients vary in acuity and complexity, ranging from Med/Surg to high acuity Progressive Care status. All nurses are supported by 24/7 onsite Manager and Educator support.

What Does Training Look Like?

Eskenazi Health has a dedicated clinical education team that works with new hires the first week on board. The orientation period is typically 12-weeks and during this timeframe new members will be paired with a preceptor. Continued support is provided by managers, clinical educators, and seasoned staff. One aspect that sets Eskenazi Health apart is there is a clinical educator and manager on every shift, even on weekends!

At Eskenazi Health, new acute care nurses are welcomed to the organization through the Linda Hojnacki, RN, Nurse Residency Program. The nurse residency program follows Patricia Benner's Novice to Expert Theory, providing a multi-modal learning format and resources specifically targeting the needs of the novice nurse to foster growth and development. The six-month program hosts four cohorts clustered by hire date. The average size of each cohort is 24 people and provides:

• Orientation to the Eskenazi Health culture and introduction to key members of the Senior Leadership Team and Nursing Leadership

• Guided leadership, support and facilitation from a dedicated nurse residency coordinator

• Monthly educational sessions that address clinical care, communication, patient outcomes, professionalism and resiliency/wellness

• Didactic lectures, simulation lab and interactive activities provided by experts at Eskenazi Health

• Support for the development of decision making, assessment, communication and patient advocacy skills

Where Do I Fit In?

Are you a new graduate RN? Do you want to work in a supportive environment with evidence based nurse/patient ratios? Are you looking for an organization that is inclusive and supportive of everyone? Do you want to be a part of an organization that will take care of you while you care for patients? Then Eskenazi Health is the perfect fit for you!

I'm Interested! What Is My Next Step?

We are so excited you are interested in being a part of our phenomenal culture. Your next step is to submit your application by following the "apply" link below. A Talent Acquisition Specialist will be in touch with you shortly! We look forward to working with you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Nurse Recruiter, Amy Robertson, at amanda.robertson@eskenazihealth.edu.


Associates Degree in Nursing from accredited college/university required, Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college/university preferred. Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse or eligibility for license.
  • BLS certification required (Can be obtained during onboarding training).
  • ACLS Certification required (Can be obtained during onboarding training).
  • NIH Certification required (Can be obtained during onboarding training).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Effectively utilize the nursing process to perform all nursing functions in an efficient timely manner, in accordance with policies, procedures, Indiana State Practice Act, and Eskenazi Health Model of Care-the Synergy Model.
  • Utilizes and documents the nursing process thru appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, & evaluation of patient care as evidenced by client/staff observation; care acknowledges physiological, psychological, spiritual, diversity & cultural needs.
  • Engages patients & loved ones with appropriate health information and education in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, calm, and professional manner.
  • Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriate assistance and educational offerings.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and participates in shared governance at the unit and hospital and organization-wide level.
  • Demonstrate understanding of customer service concepts and apply to practice.
  • Provides personal and individualized patient care to ensure comfort and wellbeing.
  • Utilizes effective and efficient interdisciplinary communication.
  • Maintains safe patient care and & advocates for patient safety.
  • Participates in clinical and operational performance improvement using evidence-based practice.
  • Collaborates with leadership regarding staffing to help ensure adequate & appropriate staffing reflective of census & patient care needs.
  • Maintains a positive & calming presence to ensure a positive working relationship and environment for all.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates the following skills and abilities:
    • operates specialized equipment
    • competence/accountability in preparing and administering medications and treatments according to policy and procedures
    • effective communication skills incorporating listening, effective interviewing techniques with patients and staff appropriate to age of the patient
    • knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
    • knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
    • uses age-appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job- specific/age-specific competencies
    • fundamental nursing theories, current clinical concepts, diseases/symptoms, trauma, treatments/medications, triage, appropriate diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and interventions
    • functions as a member of a health care team, delegate responsibilities/duties appropriately
    • follows oral/written instructions, records/interprets information accurately
    • competency in assessing, responding to patient status or needs, and interpreting results
    • recognizes and reacts to changes in patient status, documents and reports changes
  • Performs CPR and other technical skills
  • Positions patients
  • Must be able to wash hands thoroughly and frequently
  • Must be able to help evacuate patients via stairwells
  • Critical thinking skills are essential

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.