Jun 27, 2022

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU- Pediatric RN

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

***Are you an experienced Nurse, OR a New Graduate Nurse, looking for a new OR first place to call home?! We would love for you to join the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health Pediatric Team!

The Acute Care Pediatric (ACP) Unit at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is a 42-bed unit that provides expert nursing care for all pediatric acute and progressive care patients with diverse medical, surgical and oncologic diagnosis not requiring the specialty care offered in the burn center or bone-marrow transplant units. To practice effectively in this setting, nurses must not only possess a wide range of clinical competencies but also exquisite emotional intelligence and psychosocial skills, as nurses are called on each day to support children at varying developmental levels and their caregivers through the hospitalization. Aiding these children and their families through the unnatural experience of a childhood inpatient admission requires novice nurses to be strong communicators, holistic in their approach and consistently empathetic and nonjudgmental in their care; skills that require self-efficacy.

The Pediatric ICU Unit (PICU) at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides the only full-service children's care in central Virginia including a Level 1 pediatric Trauma Center. The 21-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a vital part of the pediatric programming caring for the most critically ill infants, children, adolescents and their families, who have a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. Exquisite emotional acumen and psychosocial skills are paramount to effectively deliver nursing care to children and their caregivers as they progress through the unnatural experience of having an infant, toddler or adolescent with an acute, life threatening illness.

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides lifesaving treatment in its Baby-Friendly, 40-bed Level IV NICU, the only Level IV NICU in Central Virginia, to the smallest and one of the Medical Center’s most fragile patient populations. Infants cared for in VCU Medical Center’s NICU have a wide range of diagnoses, with prematurity with and without complications and respiratory distress syndrome as several of the most common reasons for admission. The NICU cares for over 500 infants per year that are either born at VCU or transported in by our dedicated NICU Ground and Flight Transport Program. Recognized as the First Beacon Unit in the State of Virginia receiving the highest level of distinction, Gold, this unit welcomes both new grads and experienced nurses.

Virginia Treatment Center for Children at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health is a Pediatric Mental Health inpatient facility and is the only of its kind on the east coast. We have transformed the mental health care environment from an institutional style building to an inspirational, light-filled, nature-themed building designed to turn heartbreak into hope.
Our Virginia Treatment Center for Children inpatient facilities include:
32 inpatient rooms with private baths and accommodations for parents to stay with children
Therapy mall for occupational, recreational, art, music and play therapy
Inpatient K-12 school programs
Dining hall for families and team members
Half-court gym
Outdoor playgrounds and recreation spaces
Internal gardens
On-site Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center


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:
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

Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards.
All practice is guided by and follows the VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Organizes work and delegates and supervises others (RN's, LPN's, Care Partners, Unit Secretaries, etc) in carrying out assignments.

Additional position requirements:
Clin I, Clin II, Clin III: Clinicians work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment

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