Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
RN - NEW GRAD - N - (Job Number: 1200001470)
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Job Description

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals invites recent nursing graduates to join our RN Residency Program, which begins July 23, 2012. This 18-week Versant Program is designed to help Graduate Nurses transition from students to professional nurses while enhancing clinical competence. Participants in this program develop clinical proficiency through evidence-based practices and supervised clinical experience, with an emphasis on clinical application within the hospital setting. The program is designed around the goal of providing a nurturing, enriching environment where the new RNs can safely, effectively care for patients independently.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals New Graduate Requirements:
Hired candidates will be part of an 18-week RN Residency Program consisting of classroom and preceptor hours. Candidates must be able to work full time consistently throughout the 18-week program. Candidates are required to sign a two-year Promissory Note. The receipt of benefits is contingent upon the employee?s continued active employment as full time (or benefitted part time if applicable) in good standing in the department that paid for the course, and compliance with the terms of the policy.

Job Description
New Graduate Registered Nurses will provide patient care under the direction of a preceptor. Upon successful completion of New Graduate Registered Nurse orientation, the New Graduate Registered Nurse will practice under the job description for the clinical area in which they successfully completed orientation.

The registered nurse employs critical thinking to integrate objective data with knowledge gained from an assessment of the subjective experiences of patients. Registered nurses use this critical thinking process to apply the best available evidence and research data to the processes of diagnosis and treatment. Nurses continually evaluate quality and effectiveness of nursing practices and seek to optimize outcomes. Medical/clinical knowledge, technical and clinical skills, clinical judgment, interpersonal skills and communication, as indicated in the current Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, are essential components of the nursing practice.

Union Representation: This position is represented by CNA/NNOC and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum ? None

Minimum ? Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
Preferred ? Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Assaultive Behavior Course within 30 days of hire.

Required: RN = Registered Nurse license from the State of NV Nursing Board.
CT CPRBLS = Basic Life Support CPR.

" Recipients are considered on a competitive basis. Criteria include, but are not limited to, intellectual capacity, performance, maturity, and clarity of goals. An individual or group interview may be requested or required.
" Essay ? Evaluated on the basis of composition, clarity of thought and responses to the requested content.

To apply for a position in the RN Residency Program, you must complete the following steps:
A. You must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing after
June 1, 2011.
B. You must not have worked under your RN license since graduation.
C. You must have successfully passed the NCLEX exam between the dates of June 1, 2011 and April 22, 2012.
D. You must have downloaded transcripts verifying you have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or above (unofficial transcripts are accepted at this time)
E. You must have downloaded your most current resume.
F. You must have downloaded two (2) Letters of Recommendation: (1) Personal and (1) Academic reference from a preceptor or senior nursing instructor who will describe your strengths and weaknesses.
G. You must complete a written essay, no more than two double-spaced pages in APA format:
1. On the title page, clearly state your graduation date, the date that you successfully completed the NCLEX, your cumulative GPA and your unit(s) of interest.
2. Discuss why you have chosen to pursue a career in nursing.
3. Choose one or two unit(s) from the list below and discuss why you would like to work in that department. Positions are not campus specific. We will be placing graduates at all three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals upon department needs and manager/director approval. All positions are varied shifts until the 18 week program has been completed successfully. Once the program is complete, you will be instructed to apply to an available position depending on department needs and unit seniority per the collective bargaining agreement.
The available units are:
" Emergency Department
" Intermediate Care
" Medical/Surgical

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Castagna by email at Casey.Castagna@DiginityHealth.org or by phone at 702-616-4618.

Interview Process
" April 16: New graduates are invited to complete the online application
" April 22: Last day to apply and submit all required documents online.
" April 23 to May 21: Managers will review applicants. Selected applicants will be contacted directly to successfully pass the Math and Behavior Assessments. Selected applicants will then be contacted directly to schedule an interview for June.
" June 7: Interviews will be held.
" June 8 to June 22: Offers will be made to the selected graduates.
" July 23: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals orientation begins.
" July 30: RN Residency Program begins.

Work Locations: St Rose Dominican - Siena , Henderson
Shift: Varied
Work Schedule: 12HOUR

About St Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus

A Healthy Community Located in Henderson, Nevada, St. Rose Dominican Hospital is part of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the largest Catholic healthcare system based in the western United States with 42 hospitals and two medical practice groups in California, Arizona and Nevada. As southern Nevada's only not-for-profit, non-tax supported, mission driven hospital, we are guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and CHW. As southern Nevada grows, our mission is to serve all people in need. St. Rose Dominican Hospital is continually expanding the breadth and scope of our medical services, as well as our mission outreach programs, which are aimed at educating and assisting populations ranging from underserved children and seniors to young families. The hospital also offers a full range of community classes on health and wellness topics. Our Mission Under the sponsorship of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and in response to the changing needs of the people in southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican Hospital offers quality, compassionate care. We promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit in the Dominican tradition of working with others to improve the health status of the community in a shared pursuit for justice and truth with a commitment to those with special needs. Our Core Values

    Dignity. Respecting the inherent value and worth each person possesses as a member of the human family. Collaboration. Working together with people who support common values and vision to achieve shared goals. Justice. Advocating for change of social structures that undermine human dignity, demonstrating special concern for the poor. Stewardship. Cultivating the resources entrusted to us to promote healing and wholeness. Excellence. Exceeding expectations through teamwork and innovation.
Catholic Healthcare West is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.