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The Level I Novice Registered Nurse is an entry-level nurse who has graduated from an accredited nursing program and does not have clinical experience as a Registered Nurse. The Level I MWHC nurse is responsible for mastering the knowledge and skills necessary for competent Level II nursing practice within one year of beginning employment at Mary Washington Healthcare.
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General Surgery General Surgery (5 South) consists of a cohesive unit of nurses who strive for excellent patient outcomes through teamwork and evidenced based care. We provide treatment to an extensive population including post-surgical patients, traumas, and medical patients.
Orthopedic Orthopedic (5 West) is a 30-bed Orthopedic Unit which consists of, but is certainly not limited to, the musculoskeletal system. We assist patients who have acute or chronic medical problems related to bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and/or ligaments. We work closely with our Orthopedic Providers and Physical Therapy Team to ensure we provide the best care to our patients, families, and community.
Practice Standards for a Level I Registered Nurse:
In the MWHC Practice Standards, a Level I Registered Nurse is outlined in the following areas of:
Exemplary Professional Practice Standards
Structural Empowerment Practice Standards
Transformational Leadership Practice Standards
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvement Practice Standards
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Direct and coordinate nursing care, including oversight of licensed and unlicensed personnel in any assigned or delegated tasks using the nursing process and interdisciplinary teamwork to achieve desired patient outcomes.
Coordinate involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care, including patient/family teaching and discharge planning.
Communicate and coordinate the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from other health care team members.
Assist Leadership to define standards of excellence for patient care; participate in improvement of patient care services.
Participate in, contribute to and integrate performance improvement into care delivery and participate in quality improvement activities.
Participate in daily operational activities necessary for safe patient/staff environment.
Provide input to the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs.
Participate in unit, departmental and hospital committees for formulation of nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned
Graduate of an accredited nursing program and has no experience as a Registered Nurse.
Valid RN License from Virginia or reciprocal compact state.
BSN is preferred; all Registered Nurses with an Associate's Degree in Nursing will be required to obtain their BSN within five years of hire (Effective March 2014).
AHA BLS Provider CPR required at hire.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.
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