Nurse Residency (RN) / StaRN Program (STAR)

Location
Pensacola, Florida
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 14, 2017
Closes
Dec 17, 2017
Ref
00060-18Q1STAR
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Come and join our StaRN Residency Program
! We invite new graduate RN's to apply for this unique opportunity.  The next program is anticipated to begin on March 5, 2018, and is comprised of didactic training, high definition simulation and a clinical preceptorship. Note: Part 1 of this residency program may require travel to an offsite training location in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area. S
pecialty Training A
pprenticeship for Registered N
ursesThe StaRN program is a 10-23 week (depending on specialty), PAID Nurse Residency program.  It allows new graduate nurses to obtain acute care nursing experience through an intensive internship program.  Open positions will vary throughout the year, and positions will be offered based on needs of the hospital, but units that typically hire StaRN residents include:
  • Medical Surgical
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Critical Care / ICU
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Float Pool
  • Emergency Department
Part 1:  StaRN Training - First 6 to 11 Weeks (depending on specialty):
  • Instructor-led classroom training
  • Paid training - all nurses will be paid at the new graduate RN hourly rates
  • State-of-the-art simulation including comprehensive debriefs
  • Self-directed / on-line learning
  • BLS/ACLS Certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification
  • CPI Certification
  • PALS, ENPC & TNCC Certifications (ED residents only)
  • Meditech Training and Validation
  • The schedule is typically Monday-Friday, with 40 hour work weeks (8 hour days)
Part 2:  StaRN Clinical Preceptorship - Next 4 to 12 Weeks 

(depending on specialty):

  • Conducted at the hospital
  • Paid training - all nurses will be paid at the new graduate RN hourly rates during preceptorship
  • You will be assigned a preceptor specifically for you; to train you and get you acclimated to your role
  • Regular development meetings between the resident, their preceptor and their Director
  • Customized Coaching/Onboarding report for clinical preceptorship    
  • The schedule is typically three (3) 12 hour shifts at the hospital
Part 3:  HCA Residency Program - Remainder of your 1st year
  • Upon successful completion of the StaRN Program, residents will transition to their full-time roles at the hospital
  • All residents pay rates will increase to the 1 year RN hourly rates (possibly higher if resident has prior clinical work experience, such as CNA, LPN, Paramedic etc)
  • Nurse Residents continue professional development through routine interactions with a mentor (meet at least once a month)
  • Attend a monthly residency seminar
  • Complete an evidence-based capstone project
  • Attend graduation
Requirements:
  • Current Florida RN licensure
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, within past 1 year is preferred
  • Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full-time commitment to the hospital.  If a nurse chooses to leave the facility before the 2 year commitment is fulfilled, they may be required to meet a monetary responsibility.
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required
  • Attendance is imperative throughout the StaRN Training program


West Florida Healthcare 
is proud to be the only hospital in the area to offer all private rooms as well as the areas only Accredited Chest Pain Center. The facility is also an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and is the areas only accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The West Florida Healthcare campus includes the all private room acute care hospital, the areas only comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital, and a mental health facility.  Affiliated with HCA, the nations leading provider of healthcare, West Florida Healthcare offers major services in cardiology/cardiovascular surgery, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, emergency care, behavioral health, obstetrics, rehabilitative medicine and many other medical specialties. HCA North Florida has partnered with HealthTrust Workforce Solutions (formerly Parallon), a subsidiary of the parent company, HCA - Hospital Corporation of America, offering a range of business and operational solutions, to offer StaRN: Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses —  a unique educational opportunity to meet a critical need for nurses in Florida and put new graduate RNs to work! An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D.  

 

Keywords:  new grad, residency, registered nurse, graduate nurse, RN, PCU, ICU, Float Pool, Med/Surg, Ortho, Oncology, Emergency Department

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