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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.
Interested in beginning your nursing practice in our Critical Care Center or ICU at Mary Washington Hospital? Apply here!!
Surgical Intermediate Care
Surgical Intermediate (2 South) is a 32- Bed Telemetry Monitored Surgical Stepdown Unit, designed for patients that require close monitoring for a variety of reasons. Our patient population consists of surgical patients (neuro, extensive abdomen surgeries, Whipples, ect.), trauma, stroke, chronic mechanical ventilation, DKA patients requiring insulin infusions, MSET responses (requiring a higher level of care from medical), high oxygen support needs, COVID and the stepdown population (complex medical patients, sepsis, and respiratory failure). Our team focuses on providing high-quality, excellent patient care while partnering with the multi-disciplinary care team.
Cardiac Progressive Care
Cardiac Progressive (2 North) specializes in the care of cardiac stepdown and complex medical stepdown patients. Our patient population consists of respiratory failure, sepsis, highly acute congestive heart failure, titratable drips requiring additional monitoring from the nurse, thoracic surgeries, and post open heart surgery patients to name a few. Our dynamic team members collaborate to ensure we provide our patients and their families with an excellent experience while they are in our care.
Cardiac Care (3 North) is a 32-Bed Telemetry Monitored Cardiac Care Unit. Our unit is designed for patients who require close cardiac telemetry monitoring. We care for patients with the following diagnoses but not limited to: post cardiac procedures (cardiac catheterization, pacemaker placement/upgrade, AICD placement, ablations, and Watchman procedure), Acute or Chronic Heart Failure, and Cardiac Arrythmias. On this unit you can experience a variety of patient acuity from specialized cardiac drips to bedside cardioversions. Our fast-paced unit takes pride in providing excellent patient care through the collaboration with the multi-disciplinary care team and unit comradery!
Intensive Care Unit (Medical & Surgical)
Mary Washington Hospital's ICU is 38 beds, separated into a Medical ICU (MICU) and a Surgical ICU (SICU). The MICU's typical patient population can include diagnosis such as respiratory failure, DKA, renal failure and more. The SICU's population is more specialized, with trauma patients, CV surgery patients (such as TAVRs and CABGs directly from the OR), neurosurgery patients, and other complicated surgical patients. Specialized equipment seen in our ICUs includes (but is not limited to) ventilators, CRRT, Intraaortic balloon pumps, Impella, EKOS, and therapeutic temperature management. We are a fast-paced, hardworking, interdisciplinary ICU team with the benefit of 24/7 in-house intensivist coverage and eICU services.
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.
- AHA ACLS Provider required within 1 year.
- NIHSS (Bluecloud) required within 90 days
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.