Inova Fairfax Hospital PEC Support is currently Hiring Registered Nurses.
PEC Support is part of the Pre-Procedural Evaluation Clinic (PEC), a department which seeks to prepare patients for elective procedures under anesthesia on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Nurses conduct telephone interviews, provide patient education and instructions, assess completeness of patient chart, escalate abnormal results and strive to ensure patient readiness on the day of surgery. Patients range from infants through geriatrics and cover a wide range of comorbidities (ASA1 through ASA4). Procedural areas include the Main/Tower OR, CVOR, PSB Surgery Center, Woodburn Surgery Center, Pulmonary Lab, ISCI, Gastroenterology Lab, MRI, CT and the Women's OR. Evidence based guidelines, standards and pathways are utilized to guide our processes, along with collaboration with our clinic-based Anesthesiologist, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses.
Nurses in PEC Support function as Interview RN, with opportunities to cross-train to an OR-specific Navigator role as their professional practice evolves. Our unit-based scheduling committee utilizes a 6-week scheduling pattern with rotating holidays and opportunities for telework.
Necessary skills include critical thinking along with the ability to prioritize and excellent pharmacology knowledge and communication skills. Our ideal candidate is able to quickly develop a rapport with patients over the phone, is flexible, self-motivated, has a positive 'can do' attitude and a true team player.
Hours of Operation: PEC Support is located on the campus of Inova's Center for Personalized Health, at 8095 Innovation Park Drive in Falls Church, directly across the street from the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Open Monday - Friday (no weekends or holidays), our hours are: 0700-1530. Unit orientation will be conducted 3 days a week for 12h. Inova Fairfax Hospital is proud to announce that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded Magnet (r) 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 (r) 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.
Internal Number: 61177BR
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.