Hospital For Special Surgery New York , NY 10007
PACU/SDU New Grad Nurse Residency Program
Anticipated Program Start Date: April 2019
Applications Open: October 1st
Applications Close: November 1st, 12:00p.m. EST
PLEASE BE ADVISED: The review of resumes will not take place until after the application closes on November 1st.
Applicants can check the status of their application via the HSS Careers Website at any point in time by logging onto www.hss.edu/careers
Selected candidates will participate in a series of interviews with Human Resources and Patient Care Directors
throughout the Recruitment Process.
The PACU/SDU Acute Care Residency program is for new graduate nurses transitioning from student to novice. The HSS Department of Nursing is committed to supporting new nurses with rich and rewarding educational and patient care experiences.
The PACU/SDU residency program is exclusive to new graduates from an accredited BSN program. The residency program runs for one year from date of hire.
New graduate RNs are hired into one cohort. The cohort meets as a group throughout the orientation process, which is about 24 weeks in length, until the one year anniversary that includes the mentorship portion of the program. The clinical orientation time-frame averages about 16 weeks and is individualized for the learner as needed; the goal is to ensure all clinical competencies are met.
The program is divided into three time frames: 1) general orientation, 2) clinical orientation, and 3) mentoring. The general orientation process is comprised of classroom/didactic learning.
This will take about 5 weeks in total; classes are scheduled together with clinical experiences. The clinical orientation phase allows new graduates to shadow nurses and others during their practice in different settings. During this time, the new graduate nurse also spends time shadowing members of the interdisciplinary team.
Shadowing helps the new graduate nurse to become familiar with relevant care team roles and learn how to interact with colleagues in everyday practice. This experience helps the new graduate nurse become familiar with resources in the practice environment and observe the experiences of their patients in different clinical areas.
The Clinical orientation process is then closely followed by a Clinical Education Specialist and is very focused with weekly objectives and skills. Weekly individual meetings with the new graduate, preceptor, clinical education specialists and patient care directors serve to evaluate effective transition and progress throughout the program.
The mentoring phase begins during the second month of the orientation. Each cohort meets on a monthly basis for the first 6 months, then every other month until the year anniversary.
Monthly meetings have three components: 1) knowledge building educational component, 2) "shared experience" component and 3) mentorship component. Regularly scheduled meetings provide a supportive environment, which allows new graduate RNs to gain confidence in their abilities to cope with the day-to-day challenges of nursing practice.
Training for PALS and, ACLS certification as well as, Critical Care and Dysrhythmia education is provided during the PACU/SDU residency program. Residents complete the Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) program, which is a computer based learning program. They also attend a full day pediatric assessment review course.
All New Grad Nurses graduate from a BSN accredited academic nursing program. Those who have graduated more than one year do not qualify for this opportunity.Only graduates from the classes of May 2018 thru January 2019 will be considered.
Must have New York RN Licensure by program start date, along with BLS certification
Please submit resume to include clinical rotations/hours in addition to a cover letter indicating why you wish to be considered for the PACU/SDU Residency.
Commit to the one-year Residency Program
Must be first paid position as RN
Excellent organization and communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment will be essential to your success at HSS.