Registered Nurse, Short Stay Unit - DOU - Direct Observation Unit - Now Hiring
| Estimated Pay ||$50 per hour|
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Registered Nurse, Short Stay Unit
Overview Registered Nurse - Short Stay Observation Unit The Short Stay Observation Unit became a true observation unit in 2020 with strict admission criteria including ambulatory, walking, talking and self-feeding. This unit is a 16 bed, level 1 and 2 cardiac telemetry unit. Admitted patients stay within 48 hours however, if further care is required, the team may transfer the patient to IP with MD approval. This unit collaborates with physicians, treats the adult population and works closely with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. A Case Manager helps the team with the coordination of care and discharge planning. In the Short Stay unit, you can expect to see IP admissions occasionally, pre/postsurgical patients, medical patients and a variety of patient conditions and acuity. In this unit, they treat chest pain, transient ischaemic attacks, asthma, syncope, mild congestive heart failure, and GI issues. This unit is unique because they are a group of compassionate, diverse nurses and technicians, with exceptional teamwork, patient safety and superior excellence in care. Join our team and unlock your potential! VHC Health is a 453-bed not-for-profit nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 10th year in a row and has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC Health, we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients. Qualifications * RN Licensure with Reciprocity in the state of Virginia * BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR & ACLS required * Previous medical/surgical experience preferred Responsibilities * Actively participates in working towards the organizational and departmental goals for providing exceptional patient experiences * Collaborates with patient and healthcare team to assess, plan, implement, and/or evaluate patient's plan of care. * Assures quality of care by adhering to industry standards and measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and benchmarks. * Consistently assesses, identifies and addresses patient's educational needs and barriers to learning. * Maintains safe working environment and patient safety by complying with hospital policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. * Demonstrates knowledge and technical skills to perform all duties required to care for patients. Benefits * Paid Major Holidays * Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation * Sick Time * Health Insurance * Dental Insurance * Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment * Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) * Health Savings Account (HSA) * Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts * Employee Wellness Benefits * Hospital Discount for Employees and Family * VHC Retirement Program * Tuition Reimbursement * Free onsite parking * Commuter Benefits * Career Coaching * Family Leave * 401(k) + Match * and much more!