RN Residency Program- RN Resident
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Gainesville, Georgia

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Our RN Residency helps new graduates transition into their nursing practice by emphasizing orientation, education, and evidence-based practice. The program allows Residents to explore multiple units within their clinical track and engage in didactic learning, state-of-the-art simulations, and training with a dedicated preceptor. Step into your career at NGHS.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

About the Role:

This is a general application for the RN Residency Program. All candidates will apply to our general posting for consideration for any of the cohorts/start dates listed below.

RN Residency Program Summary:

The RN Residency Program is a structured & comprehensive 12-month Program for licensed Registered Nurses with less than 1 year of experience as an RN.

We are proud to be one of only four ANCC accredited Practice Transition Programs in the state!

The Program supports your transition into professional Nursing Practice through:

  • 14-24 weeks of orientation with a dedicated Preceptor
  • Dedicated Mentors, Nurse Manager & Nurse Coordinators
  • Use of our state-of-the-art Simulation Labs
  • Quarterly Seminars
  • Didactic Learning

Summer 2023 Cohort Start Dates:
  • Monday, July 3, 2023
  • Monday, July 17, 2023
  • Monday, July 31, 2023

**Your hire date will depend on the department that you are working in**

Fall 2023 Cohort Start Date:
  • Monday, October 9, 2023

Winter 2024 Cohort Start Dates:
  • Monday, February 26, 2024
  • Monday, March 11, 2024

**Your hire date will depend on the department that you are working in**

Summer 2024 Cohort Start Dates:
  • Monday, July 1, 2024
  • Monday, July 15, 2024
  • Monday, July 29, 2024

**Your hire date will depend on the department that you are working in**

Fall 2024 Cohort Start Dates:
  • Monday, October 7, 2024

Available Departments:
  • Medical
  • Surgical (Acute care/post surgical)
  • Cardiology
  • Observation (Medical, Emergency, Cardiac)
  • Emergency Department
  • Intermediate Care
  • Critical Care
  • Peri-op (OR)
  • Women & Children's Services
  • Resource Pool

  • NGMC Gainesville
  • NGMC Braselton
  • NGMC Lumpkin
  • NGMC Barrow

  • Starting rate is $32.16 plus shift and weekend differentials
  • We are currently offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for our Medical/Surgical positions.

Minimum Job Qualifications
  • Licensure or other certifications: Licensed to practice as an RN in Georgia before the start of the program. Please see start dates listed above.
  • Educational Requirements: Associates Degree

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Delivery of safe, effective, efficient care that meets population specific guidelines
  • Actively works to make own and related teams successful, effectively communicates with patients, families and colleagues at all levels, shows consideration and respect or others and fosters customer service
  • Effectively prioritizes, recognizes problems, and utilizes evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates personal mastery, leadership of self and others, as appropriate, delegates appropriately, and supports NGHS shared governance model
  • Basic computer skills necessary to operate computer systems used on unit

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Clinical Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrates basic assessment skills. Demonstrates the 5 rights of medication administration. Manages care for basic patient assignment and progresses to care for increasingly complex patients. Accurately documents all aspects of the nursing process using the electronic medical record as applicable. Understands and complies with all DNV standards. Accesses and follows polices. Evaluates patient response to interventions and adjusts plan of care appropriately. Consistently coordinates interdisciplinary care. Uses resources effectively to reduce waste. Participates in PI processes. Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure compliance with DNV regulations. Coordinates discharge planning. Actively contributes to a culture of safety within the organization.
  • Interpersonal Skills and Relationships: Includes the patient and family in patient care. Provides effective education appropriate for the learning needs of patient/ family. Demonstrates appropriate customer service behaviors. Participates in organizational and unit based customer service initiatives.
  • Critical Thinking Skills and Innovation: Plans patient care based on assessment. Displays basic prioritization and time management skills. Evaluates patient's response to interventions and seeks support to adjust the plan of care. Utilizes resources on the unit to increase understanding of the care of unfamiliar patient populations. Recognizes signs of deteriorating patient and accesses appropriate resources. Reads nursing research/EBP articles. Participates in discharge planning with increasing responsibility and coordination. Demonstrates the ability to rapidly recognize and anticipate changes in patient status and takes appropriate action while maintaining professional composure. Recognizes existence of nursing practice trends and questions care as it relates to evidence based practice. Consistently and independently prioritizes patient care.
  • Leadership and Professional Development: Supports unit goals. Demonstrates support of shared governance through awareness of initiatives. Completes a professional development plan and shows progress on personal learning goals. Supervises and ensures completion of task assigned to ancillary/support staff. Participates in the enhancement of the nursing profession and supporting the community. Appropriately delegates tasks. Seeks resources by actively consulting with the interdisciplinary team. Demonstrates support of shared governance through awareness of initiatives and by providing input. Serves in a unit leadership role(s). Serves as the Nurse in Charge as necessary fulfilling the following responsibilities: a. patient flow, b. matches given resources to patients for shift, c. escalates concerns using the chain of command.

Physical Demands
  • Weight Lifted: Up to 100 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Vision: Moderate, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
  • Standing/Walking: Frequently 31-65%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Fingering

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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