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Summer 2024 New Graduate Nurse Residency, 5A/Total Joint
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington, VA

Summer 2024 New Graduate Nurse Residency, 5A/Total Joint

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA
  • Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
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Summer 2024 New Graduate Nurse Residency, 5A/Total Joint

The Total Joint unit, also known as 5a, is a 21 bed unit that provides preoperative and postoperative care to patients age 15 and up. Our population consist of Total Joint patients who have had their hip or knee replaced, orthopedics patients, which includes those with traumatic injuries, general surgery patients such a laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, etc.), and a variety of medical patients. We also provide care to patients who are considered class 2 telemetry patients. Our unit is unique, as we work very closely with physical therapy in the care of our joint patients, to ensure early mobilization of patients, which leads to our patients experiencing a sooner recovery and discharge to home. We also have a very collaborative relationship with the physicians, which enhances the patient's experience. Most of our patients utilize our outpatient pharmacy, and have their medication delivered to the bedside, and education provided for by a pharmacist. This process aids in patient being compliant in getting their prescribed medications, and potentially being more compliant in using them, due to the ease in getting them delivered during discharge.
Job Description

Purpose & Scope:

Across all levels, the registered professional nurse is responsible for the direct and indirect total nursing care of their assigned patients. The RN is also responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel. The position requires knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures relevant to the delivery of nursing care. Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultative associations, along with management and supervisory skills are inherent in the position. The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory or visual fashion is essential. The primary method to express or exchange ideas is through the spoken word. Written, telephone, and manual dexterity skills are required for this position.


Associate's in Nursing Required or,

Bachelor's in Nursing Required


New Graduate: under six months of Nursing/Patient Care in an acute care setting


Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Virginia Department of Health Professions required or,

Compact State Licensure in Nursing required

BLS certification required

VHC Health is a 453-bed not-for-profit nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC Health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Recent accomplishments include the brand new opening of our massive Outpatient Pavilion and that VHC is now the Washington Commanders Football provider for women's health as of 2023We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC Health we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.


Team members are eligible to receive benefits on the first day of the month following the date of hire, with 30 days to apply for benefits of choice.

  • Free NCLEX Review
  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation / Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Overtime Pay, Call Pay, Preceptor, Charge and Call Back Pay Eligible
  • Career Counseling, Leadership Development and Training
  • Clinical and Research Pathways Eligible
  • Annual Merit Review and Merit Increases
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Benefits
  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
  • VHC Health Outpatient Pharmacy
  • VHC Retirement Program
  • Workforce Enhancement Program
  • Work/Life Discounts Program
  • Free onsite parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Family Leave
  • 401(k) + Match
  • and much more!

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Virginia Hospital Center job posting for a Summer 2024 New Graduate Nurse Residency, 5A/Total Joint in Arlington, VA with a salary of $47 to $72 Hourly with a map of Arlington location.