Nurse Residency (RN) / StaRN Program (STAR)

Location
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 14, 2017
Closes
Dec 17, 2017
Ref
01307-18Q1STAR
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.  

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
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Progressive / Transitional Care
  • 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


Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
 is one of the nation's top performers on quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital has the tri-county's only comprehensive cardiovascular program. It is also the only acute care hospital in the area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, a Chest Pain Center and a Cancer Care Center that is affiliated with UAB and accredited by the Commission on Cancer.  The Emerald Coast features world famous vacation destinations of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 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, Med/Surg, TCU, PCU, Post-Surgical, Oncology, Emergency Department

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