RN, Clinical Ladder - Outpatient Surgery Center

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

Relocation assistance available per UVA Medical Center policy. Please contact Nancy DeBusk at 434-243-8092 or n.debusk@virginia.edu for additional information.

This position qualifies for the UVA Medical Center Clinical Ladder. The salary range reflected in this job posting is for an RN Clinician 2. See below for additional information.

Capable clinician, focused on expanding knowledge and skills. Consistently provides effective direct care, as part of the interdisciplinary team, to a variety of complex patients. Seeks as well as provides feedback for improved clinical practice. Assumes a beginning leadership role but seeks mentoring in this process.

Relationship Based Care reflects the influence of the nurses relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
Relationship with Self and Colleagues
Self: Demonstrates care of self through practices that support personal well-being, personal safety and injury prevention. Colleague: Supports healthy work environment by demonstrating respectful verbal and non-verbal communication with all team members (Do not gossip or engage in gossip. Share criticism constructively and privately. Resolve differences 1:1.). Seeks assistance for help with challenging communication.
Relationship Based Care: reflects the influence of the nurses relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
Relationship with Patients and Families
Delivers culturally sensitive care using resources to meet unique needs of the patient and family. Recognizes situations in which personal bias may influence action. Includes the patient/family in the goal setting/planning/implementation and delivery of care. Assesses impact of family dynamics. Provides education based on unique learning needs assessment (values, beliefs, barriers, readiness). Uses teach-back to determine effectiveness and modifies strategies as needed.
Expert Caring encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating and implementation of care.
Uses evidenced based clinical assessment techniques, instruments, tools, available data, information and knowledge relevant to the situation to identify patterns and trends, which influence practice responses. Identifies ethical situations and seeks assistance. Recognizes situations in which personal bias may influence action. Plans, coordinates and prioritizes patient care activities considering patients' unique needs in collaboration with inter-professional team, including consult recommendations. Practices according to skill level and work complexity, with accuracy and confidence. Demonstrates time management skills. Delegates appropriately (insert link to ANA language for delegation) and respectfully, seeking guidance as needed. Maintains safety and continuity of care using methods such as documentation, hand-off tools/processes, etc.
Empowered Leaders demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance. Actively participates (attends meetings, reviews minutes and provides constructive feedback, helps with pre-work or follow up work) in shared governance at the local and/or regional level.
Lifelong Learners encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, internal and external learning opportunities and recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable. Demonstrates commitment to culture of lifelong learning: Can identify local and organizational professional development goals for BSN and professional certification Can identify professional certification relevant to practice/patient population and steps to become certified. Identify resources for professional organization membership that pertain to nursing discipline and practice area/specialty. Seeks internal and external experiences, opportunities, and/or mentorship to develop skills & advance knowledge, abilities, in clinical practice or performance improvement. Precepts (as applicable) nurses and team members. Promotes welcoming environment and supports assimilation. Identifies learning needs in collaboration with orientee. Develops, implements, and evaluates teaching plan. Communicates with manager and documents validated skills and developmental goals.
Quality Achievement includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities and commitment to standard work. Adheres to nursing documentation guidelines. Assesses, identifies and reports patient safety concerns using appropriate resources. Addresses immediate safety concerns. Identifies area and organization quality metrics/outcomes and improvement activities. Actively engages in discussion, activities related to area goals and identifies personal role in achieving outcomes. Incorporates evidence-based standard work into practice, participates in validating adherence to standard work and Provides feedback.
Innovation is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research. Demonstrates competent use of technology in the delivery of patient care. Uses technology for patient-care related use only Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-based clinical resources. Supports nursing research at UVA (as applicable). Demonstrates openness to change by actively seeking knowledge and information needed to adopt change.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Position Compensation Range: $26.22 - $43.40 Hourly


Education: Graduate of accredited nursing program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing required within 5 years of hire.

Experience: 1 year of relevant experience.

Licensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.


Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 50 - 100lbs. May be exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

This position qualifies for the UVA Medical Center Clinical Ladder. The salary range reflected in this job posting is for an RN Clinician 2. Additional compensation is available if you are hired into a higher level on the Clinical Ladder. Those hired as either a Clinician 3 or Clinician 4 must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and possess a specialty certification from a national certifying organization and meet applicable Career Ladder Behaviors. Placement on the clinical ladder will be discussed during the recruitment process. Current team members already working as RN Clinician 3 or 4 who wish to transfer to another department will have their level on the clinical ladder reviewed by the hiring manager and the PNSO if applicable.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Full time