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Registered Nurse Postpartum Family Centered Care

Employer
Inova Health System
Location
Falls Church City, Virginia
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Mother and Baby/Postpartum
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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The Family Centered Care (FCC) Unit at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is seeking an experienced Postpartum RN to join our team!

Shift: Full-time, nights - 3 x 12 hour shifts per week, 7:00pm to 7:00am

Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Magnet® designation, the most prestigious accolade for nursing excellence, to our hospital in December 2020. Currently, only 8.5% of hospitals in the nation hold Magnet® designation and Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to be part of this select group. The new Magnet designation is in addition to several other prestigious recognitions which include: a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), being named by IBM Watson Health as one the nation's highest performing hospitals, and among the top 10 Major Teaching Hospitals, an A for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, the #1 hospital in the DC metro area by U.S. News & World Reports, and being nationally ranked in gynecologic care.

A postpartum nurse assumes care for the mother/baby couplet shortly following delivery. The nurse monitors the mother frequently during her recovery period and the body's transition back to normalcy. The nurse monitors the baby's transitional period from intrauterine into the world. Supporting breastfeeding is a key component in the postpartum period for the couplet dyad. Maintaining pain control, educating on self-care and newborn care along with handling deviations from current plan of care are top priorities for the RN.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Competitive paid time off (PTO) accruals that increases with tenure
Seven annual holidays in addition to your PTO
Competitive 401k match
Educational assistance
Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates
Free parking for all Inova team members at all Inova locations

The Inova Registered Nurse:

Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration. Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.

Job Responsibilities
  • Clinical Practice & Care Coordination-
    • The Inova Registered Nurse provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse and healthcare delivery team.
    • Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care.
    • All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education.
    • Performs a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data and synthesizing the interrelationships of the data.
    • Formulates an individualized plan of care based on assessment findings, interpreting trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
    • Supports and empowers patient/family as they progress through the healthcare continuum from health promotion to end of life decisions.
    • Advocates patient rights from the patient/ family perspective; provides counsels and acts as a resource to resolve issues.
    • Anticipates ethical/ spiritual/ cultural needs and intervenes to maximize patient outcomes. Coordinates health care and alternate services for patient/ family transition planning.
    • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data, and intuition; promotes the development of clinical decision making of all team members.
    • Documents all patient care activities as per documentation standards and assists healthcare team members with documentation.
    • Evaluates the outcomes of documentation and contributes to performance improvement initiatives related to documentation.
    • Provides validation of clinical decisions for other staff members; seeks validation from others for complex patients or unfamiliar situations.
    • Collaborates with the health care team and leads other disciplines to meet desired outcomes. Mentors staff in understanding and advocating for the importance of utilizing
  • Relationship-
    • Based Care initiatives in nursing practice.
    • Evaluates the process to achieve outcomes; anticipates patient variances and makes revisions to the plan of care.
    • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others.
    • Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
    • Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among health care team members, patients, and families.
    • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team and incorporates the expertise of the team to achieve patient outcomes.
    • Keeps informed of unit initiatives. Incorporates the outcomes of the team or committee work into practice.
    • Delegates patient care activities and coordinates unit activities.
    • Assists staff to assess the patient's learning needs and outcomes measurement of patient education.
    • Accesses resources from all disciplines to achieve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates willingness to give 100% and assists others voluntarily.
  • Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
  • Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice.
  • Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrates role model and leadership behaviors consistently.
  • Acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to health care team members.
  • Identifies own learning needs and develops professional goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
  • Reviews self-development plan and professional goals.
  • Seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
  • Demonstrates evidence of self-development by obtaining a minimum of six formal contact hours.
  • Maintains own Employee Continuing Education Record.
  • Professional Development-
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
  • Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor.
  • Leadership skills demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.
  • Consistently demonstrates role model & leadership behaviors; acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to health care team members.
  • Identifies own learning needs and develops professional goals; seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
  • Reviews self-development plan and professional goals; seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
  • Demonstrates evidence of self-development by obtaining a minimum of 6 formal contact hours.
  • Maintains own Employee Continuing Education Record.
  • Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team.
  • Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care.
  • Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education.
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data, and synthesizing the interrelationships of the data.
  • Formulates an individualized plan of care based on assessment findings. Interprets trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
  • Supports and empowers the patient and family as they progress through the healthcare continuum from health promotion to end-of-life decisions.
  • Advocates patient rights from the patient and family perspective.
  • Counsels and acts as a resource to resolve issues.
  • Anticipates ethical, spiritual, and cultural needs, intervening to maximize patient outcomes.
  • Coordinates health care and alternate services for patient and family transition planning.
  • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data, and intuition.
  • Promotes clinical decision making development in all team members.
  • Documents all patient care activities as per documentation standards and assists healthcare team members with documentation.
  • Evaluates the outcomes of documentation and contributes to performance improvement initiatives related to documentation.
  • Provides validation of clinical decisions for other staff members. Seeks validation from others for complex patients or unfamiliar situations.
  • Collaborates with the health care team and leads other disciplines to meet desired outcomes. Mentors staff in understanding and advocating for the importance of utilizing
  • Quality/Best Practice-
  • Nursing serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment as well as successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality through relationships and access based knowledge.
  • Utilizing standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • The process for delivery of care is synthesized from direct patient/family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Incorporates research findings into nursing practice.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Incorporates research findings into nursing practice.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • Teamwork-
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others.
  • Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
  • Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among health care team members, patients, and families.
  • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team and incorporates the expertise of the multi-disciplinary team to achieve patient outcomes.
  • Keeps informed of unit initiatives, and incorporates the outcomes of the team/committee work into practice.
  • Delegates patient care activities and coordinates unit activities.
  • Assists staff to assess the patients learning needs and outcomes measurement of patient education; accesses resources from all disciplines to achieve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates willingness to give 100% and voluntarily assists others.
  • Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.


Additional Requirements
A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting

Education: BSN or MSN or
If Associates Degree RN-Within 6 months of start date, meet with nurse leader:

Identify which Accredited School the employee plans to attend
Submit a review of transcript from the school indicating the required pre-requisites and timeline for taking the courses
Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN completion date.
Complete BSN within 24 months of start date

BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification from the American Heart Association required
RN licensed, or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a RN
Proficient in English, strong verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skill and the ability to display a caring demeanor towards others. Proficient computer skills required.
For internal use only: IND1 #LI-CR1

The Family Centered Care (FCC) Unit at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is seeking an experienced Postpartum RN to join our team!

Shift: Full-time, nights - 3 x 12 hour shifts per week, 7:00pm to 7:00am

Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Magnet® designation, the most prestigious accolade for nursing excellence, to our hospital in December 2020. Currently, only 8.5% of hospitals in the nation hold Magnet® designation and Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to be part of this select group. The new Magnet designation is in addition to several other prestigious recognitions which include: a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), being named by IBM Watson Health as one the nation's highest performing hospitals, and among the top 10 Major Teaching Hospitals, an A for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, the #1 hospital in the DC metro area by U.S. News & World Reports, and being nationally ranked in gynecologic care.

A postpartum nurse assumes care for the mother/baby couplet shortly following delivery. The nurse monitors the mother frequently during her recovery period and the body's transition back to normalcy. The nurse monitors the baby's transitional period from intrauterine into the world. Supporting breastfeeding is a key component in the postpartum period for the couplet dyad. Maintaining pain control, educating on self-care and newborn care along with handling deviations from current plan of care are top priorities for the RN.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Competitive paid time off (PTO) accruals that increases with tenure
Seven annual holidays in addition to your PTO
Competitive 401k match
Educational assistance
Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates
Free parking for all Inova team members at all Inova locations

The Inova Registered Nurse:

Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration. Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.

Job Responsibilities
  • Clinical Practice & Care Coordination-
    • The Inova Registered Nurse provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse and healthcare delivery team.
    • Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care.
    • All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education.
    • Performs a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data and synthesizing the interrelationships of the data.
    • Formulates an individualized plan of care based on assessment findings, interpreting trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
    • Supports and empowers patient/family as they progress through the healthcare continuum from health promotion to end of life decisions.
    • Advocates patient rights from the patient/ family perspective; provides counsels and acts as a resource to resolve issues.
    • Anticipates ethical/ spiritual/ cultural needs and intervenes to maximize patient outcomes. Coordinates health care and alternate services for patient/ family transition planning.
    • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data, and intuition; promotes the development of clinical decision making of all team members.
    • Documents all patient care activities as per documentation standards and assists healthcare team members with documentation.
    • Evaluates the outcomes of documentation and contributes to performance improvement initiatives related to documentation.
    • Provides validation of clinical decisions for other staff members; seeks validation from others for complex patients or unfamiliar situations.
    • Collaborates with the health care team and leads other disciplines to meet desired outcomes. Mentors staff in understanding and advocating for the importance of utilizing
  • Relationship-
    • Based Care initiatives in nursing practice.
    • Evaluates the process to achieve outcomes; anticipates patient variances and makes revisions to the plan of care.
    • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others.
    • Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
    • Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among health care team members, patients, and families.
    • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team and incorporates the expertise of the team to achieve patient outcomes.
    • Keeps informed of unit initiatives. Incorporates the outcomes of the team or committee work into practice.
    • Delegates patient care activities and coordinates unit activities.
    • Assists staff to assess the patient's learning needs and outcomes measurement of patient education.
    • Accesses resources from all disciplines to achieve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates willingness to give 100% and assists others voluntarily.
  • Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
  • Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice.
  • Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrates role model and leadership behaviors consistently.
  • Acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to health care team members.
  • Identifies own learning needs and develops professional goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
  • Reviews self-development plan and professional goals.
  • Seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
  • Demonstrates evidence of self-development by obtaining a minimum of six formal contact hours.
  • Maintains own Employee Continuing Education Record.
  • Professional Development-
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.
  • Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor.
  • Leadership skills demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.
  • Consistently demonstrates role model & leadership behaviors; acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to health care team members.
  • Identifies own learning needs and develops professional goals; seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice.
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
  • Reviews self-development plan and professional goals; seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
  • Demonstrates evidence of self-development by obtaining a minimum of 6 formal contact hours.
  • Maintains own Employee Continuing Education Record.
  • Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team.
  • Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care.
  • Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education.
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data, and synthesizing the interrelationships of the data.
  • Formulates an individualized plan of care based on assessment findings. Interprets trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
  • Supports and empowers the patient and family as they progress through the healthcare continuum from health promotion to end-of-life decisions.
  • Advocates patient rights from the patient and family perspective.
  • Counsels and acts as a resource to resolve issues.
  • Anticipates ethical, spiritual, and cultural needs, intervening to maximize patient outcomes.
  • Coordinates health care and alternate services for patient and family transition planning.
  • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data, and intuition.
  • Promotes clinical decision making development in all team members.
  • Documents all patient care activities as per documentation standards and assists healthcare team members with documentation.
  • Evaluates the outcomes of documentation and contributes to performance improvement initiatives related to documentation.
  • Provides validation of clinical decisions for other staff members. Seeks validation from others for complex patients or unfamiliar situations.
  • Collaborates with the health care team and leads other disciplines to meet desired outcomes. Mentors staff in understanding and advocating for the importance of utilizing
  • Quality/Best Practice-
  • Nursing serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment as well as successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality through relationships and access based knowledge.
  • Utilizing standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • The process for delivery of care is synthesized from direct patient/family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Incorporates research findings into nursing practice.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Incorporates research findings into nursing practice.
  • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
  • Teamwork-
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others.
  • Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
  • Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among health care team members, patients, and families.
  • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team and incorporates the expertise of the multi-disciplinary team to achieve patient outcomes.
  • Keeps informed of unit initiatives, and incorporates the outcomes of the team/committee work into practice.
  • Delegates patient care activities and coordinates unit activities.
  • Assists staff to assess the patients learning needs and outcomes measurement of patient education; accesses resources from all disciplines to achieve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates willingness to give 100% and voluntarily assists others.
  • Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.


Additional Requirements
A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting

Education: BSN or MSN or
If Associates Degree RN-Within 6 months of start date, meet with nurse leader:

Identify which Accredited School the employee plans to attend
Submit a review of transcript from the school indicating the required pre-requisites and timeline for taking the courses
Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN completion date.
Complete BSN within 24 months of start date

BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification from the American Heart Association required
RN licensed, or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a RN
Proficient in English, strong verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skill and the ability to display a caring demeanor towards others. Proficient computer skills required.
For internal use only: IND1 #LI-CR1
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