The Level II Competent Registered Nurse is clinically able to care for patients. The Level II MWHC nurse demonstrates the ability to collaborate with the healthcare team to improve the quality of care in the designated clinical area by incorporating research and implementing evidenced-based knowledge into practice.
The Level II Competent Registered Nurse assumes the accountability and responsibility as a professional nurse for providing total, comprehensive, continuous, and patient-centered care for an assigned group of patients. The RN is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
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.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Practice Standards for a Level II Registered Nurse:
In the MWHC Practice Standards (attached) a Level II 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
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 orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.
Act as point of contact on hospital and departmental policies and procedures to nurses and other health team members.
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 experience as a Registered Nurse.
NOTE: PRN position must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse licensed or eligible to practice in Virginia.
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)
CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider) required.
Additional qualifications based on department outlined in the addendum
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Mary Washington Hospital Revised July 2016
a. Minimum 1 year Cardiac Critical Care experience required.
b. Ability to complete physical assessments; identify potential clinical issue and emergent situations. Must be detail oriented.