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New Graduate RN - Cardiac/Tele Stepdown - Fulltime - Days - SMC

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Petersburg
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The New-to-Practice Stepdown Registered Nurse (RN) provides, coordinates, plans, and evaluates nursing care within established nursing procedures, professional standards, and organizational policies/philosophies under the guidance of a competent experienced RN. The New-to-Practice RN demonstrates the ability to care for a group of patients in a fast-paced, high-intensity setting as part of an Interprofessional team focused on achieving the best individual patient and population outcomes. The New-to-Practice RN is responsible for demonstrating core cultural and safety behaviors to eliminate preventable harm, ensure worker safety and a safe, high quality experience of care.

Essential Job Functions

  • In collaboration with an experienced Stepdown RN and other members of interdisciplinary teams, safely demonstrates basic knowledge of contemporary nursing practice.
  • Applies nursing process with patients in a variety of illness or injury in all ages and populations.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a plan of care, implements treatment, and evaluates treatment effectiveness.
  • Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and procedures.
  • Serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination throughout hospital departments.
  • Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department and collaborates with spiritual care, palliative, and ethics when needed
  • Serves as a point person for care coordination for family members or caregivers.
  • Clinically manages patients with multi-system organ failure and/or multisystem trauma.
  • Using the AACN Synergy Model, restores, supports, promotes, rehabilitates, or palliates to maintain the physiologic, psychologic and psychosocial stability of patients across the lifespan.
  • Synthesizes and prioritizes information in order to take immediate and decisive evidence-based, patient focused action using clinical judgement and clinical inquiry.
  • Anticipates and responds with confidence and adapts to rapidly changing patient conditions.
  • Responds to the unique needs of the patients and families coping with unanticipated illness or injury and treatment and advocate for their choices in quality of life.
  • BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.
    This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

    Current RN license in state they are working or covered by compact or RN applicant (required)
    BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)
    ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (preferred)

    Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)

    Work Experience
    Previous experience as an LPN or Patient Care Tech/CNA (preferred)

    EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)
    Completion of RN Residency Program within 18 months of hire (required)

    • Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
    • Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.
    • Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.
    • Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
    • Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
    • Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
    • Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.
    • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    • Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.
    • Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.
    • Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.
    • Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.
    • Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.
    • Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.
    • Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
    • Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.
    • Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.
    • Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
    • Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
    • Manages care of patients with chest tubes.
    • Assesses patients through hemodynamic monitoring.
    • Inserts and monitors transvenous pacing/temporary pacing.
    • Administers means for conscious sedation.
    • Knowledge of advanced respiratory modalities.
      Working Conditions
      Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
      May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
      May be required to use physical restraints
      May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
      May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
      May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
      May have periods of constant interruptions
      • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
        Physical Requirements
        Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
        Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
        Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
        Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
        Stoop/Kneel 1-33%
        Crawling 1-33%
        Climbing 1-33%
        Balance 1-33%
        Bending 34-66%
        Sitting 34-66%
        Walking 34-66%
        Standing 34-66%

        Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
        Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
        Perform shift work
        Maneuver weight of patients
        Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
        Reach above shoulder
        Repetitive arm/hand movements
        Finger Dexterity
        Color Vision
        Acuity - far
        Acuity - near
        Depth perception
        Use of latex products
        Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
        Exposure to moving mechanical parts
        Exposure to dust/fumes
        Exposure to potential electrical shock
        Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
        Exposure to high pitched noises
        Gaseous risk exposure

        Patient Population
        Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
        Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
        Adults (18-64 years)
        Geriatrics (65 years and older)Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

        Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
        Prescription drug coverage
        Flexible spending accounts
        Life insurance w/AD&D
        Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
        Paid time off
        Educational Assistance
        And much more

        • Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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