Inova's mission is to provide world-class healthcare - every time, every touch - to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.
Inova is the only health system in the country where all 5 hospitals received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists, who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness.
We are looking for an experienced RN to work on the day/night shift.
** This position is ideal for an experienced RN looking to change specialties, needing a fellowship!!**
The Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is a high acuity, 18-bed unit designated for the most seriously ill or injured trauma patients. The Inova Trauma Center specialists provide rapid response to surrounding counties and states within a 200-mile radius from the hospital. The Trauma ICU is committed to facilitating a comprehensive continuum of care for our patients beginning with the "Golden Hour" of trauma resuscitation and extending beyond their discharge. Trauma ICU nurses act as designated trauma bay responders to work in tandem with Trauma Surgeons and Emergency Department staff to respond to critically ill trauma patients the moment they enter the ED/ Trauma Bay.
This integrated trauma team approach facilitates excellence in teamwork and enhances the ability of the Trauma ICU nurse to understand all phases of trauma recovery process. The Inova Trauma Center serves a population of more than 3,500 trauma patients annually in addition to surgical patients experiencing hemorrhagic shock and/or post-operative patients under the consultation of a Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon.
The Trauma Intensive Care Unit is a fast-paced, high acuity environment. The average nurse: patient ratio is 1:2 and often 1:1 to accommodate a high acuity patient and advanced technologies. Over 65% of the Trauma ICU nursing staff have Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) certifications and 55% of eligible nurses hold advanced certifications in critical care nursing (CCRN) and or (CEN). The TICU is a two-time Gold National Beacon Award winner for Critical Care Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award recognizes the nation's top critical (intensive) care units. The Inova Trauma Center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and designated as a trauma center for more than 30 years by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The designation of " Level 1, " the highest level that can be assigned to a trauma center, is given only to centers that can provide the highest level of specialty expertise, as well as meet or exceed national standards as described by the American College of Surgeons.
The Inova Trauma Center is Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and one of only 73 Level 1 trauma centers recognized across the U.S by the ACS. Care needs for our patients may include, but are not limited to patients requiring:
Invasive hemodynamic and/or cardiac monitoring
Massive Transfusion Protocol
Intracranial pressure monitoring
Intubation and mechanical ventilation with or without advanced modalities
Intravenous administration of vasoactive medications
Post-operative recovery for extensive surgical procedures
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) o Conduction of medical and nursing research studies
Inova hospitals were once again awarded 'A' grades for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Our commitment to keeping patients safe, means there's no safer place for you to work.
* Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE
* Strict PPE requirements for all staff and visitors
* All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines
* Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings, and offered free to visitors
* New safety wayfinding and social distancing signage is installed everywhere
* Waiting rooms and registration areas are arranged for social distancing
* We deep-clean our facilities nightly; we wipe surfaces and sanitize throughout the day
* Hand sanitizer is available everywhere at all times
* All team members are required to practice frequent hand washing
* Patients with symptoms are immediately directed to separate exam rooms
* Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas
* Inova operates drive-through Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities
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About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.