Riverside Health System

Registered Nurse (RN)-ED Observation Unit

Location Name Riverside Regional Medical Center
Department ED Observation Unit
Job ID


We are seeking Registered Nurses for our ED Observation Unit.  This unit is a fast-paced, 10 bed unit that cares for short-stay patients requiring testing or monitoring prior to discharge from the hospital. The Observation department provides outstanding care to patients with excellent patient quality of care outcomes. The selected registered nurse will be a part of a tight knit team that strives on good communication and teamwork. Our goal is to deliver competent, compassionate care to all patients and their families.v

There are many opportunities for growth for a Riverside Nurse with a Clinical Ladder that was developed collaboratively with both staff and leadership, Shared Governance, membership on facility as well as system wide committees where your voice can make a difference.

Across our Health System, the Riverside Nurse provides competent clinical practice and care coordination through her/his understanding of patient, family and the healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. She/he will integrate knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Nursing serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment as well as successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality through relationships and access based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice; serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Leadership skills demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.

Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.


MSN, BSN, ADN, or nursing diploma required. Specialty certification in field highly encouraged.Degree/Diploma: Associates DegreeProgram of Study: NursingDegree/Diploma: Bachelors DegreeProgram of Study: NursingDegree/Diploma: Masters DegreeProgram of Study: Nursing

Experience preferred in an acute care setting but not required. Some specialty areas may require previous nursing experience.Years of Service: 0-2Type of Experience: Healthcare/Medical - Nurse: Registered NurseRequired/Preferred: preferred

Licensed RN or board eligible by the State of Virginia or compact state. CPR required. ACLS and PALS preferred within six months for ED and Observation Unit; TNCC, ENPC preferred within first twelve months for ED and Observation Unit.Certification: CPR/BLSState/Province: VARequired/Preferred: RequiredCertification: CRT-BASIC LIFE SUPPORTState/Province: VARequired/Preferred: Required


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