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Operating Room Clinical Internship Program, RN

Riverside Healthcare

Norfolk, VA
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RN OR CIP PROGRAM at Riverside

Operating Room Clinical Internship Program, RN


500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.


Full Time

Licensed in Virginia or compact State required or eligible

We are looking for dynamic Registered Nurses to join our Surgical Services team via the Operating Room Clinical Internship Program (ORCIP).

ORCIP is a 16-week paid internship which includes integrated clinical, theory, and laboratory orientation to the role of the many roles of the perioperative nurse in the acute and ambulatory surgical setting.  These include roles as the circulating nurse in the operating room as well as pre & post surgery and the post anesthesia recovery unit.  Participants are supervised by experienced and skilled nurses and educators. Access to and facilitation of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) – Periop 101® online modular course is provided with completion required within a specified course schedule. Library, laboratory and clinical learning experiences will be conducted on the campus of The Riverside Education & Workforce Development Campus (316 Main Street-Newport News) and within the operating rooms of Riverside Regional Medical Center and affiliated Riverside facilities as designated. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion and 40 CEUs from the AORN and be eligible to apply for open Perioperative nursing positions to include Labor and Delivery within Riverside Health System and its affiliates.    

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with a valid, unrestricted license either in the State of VA or a compact state. Board eligible graduates of Riverside College of Professional Nursing will also be considered.

REFERENCES: Applicants must submit at least one professional reference from an educational or employment source related to the applicant's performance potential in a surgical environment.

EDUCATION: BSN is required or must be obtained within 5 years of the start date in the position.  Graduate of a programmatically accredited (NLN, ACEN or CCNE) nursing program.

SHADOWING: Applicants without previous experience in a surgical setting will be required to perform 4 hours of shadowing at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Select applicants will be contacted to schedule appointments and pre-shadowing education requirements.

INTERVIEW: Select applicants may be subject to group interviews with various Surgical Services managers and members from the Talent Recruitment Center, Human Resources and Riverside College of Health Careers.

REQUIRED OF THOSE SELECTED FOR INTERNSHIP: Employee Health Post Offer Assessment to include current immunizations, current CPR certification.

WORK COMMITMENT: Selected applicants must sign a two (2) year work agreement for a full-time position or three (3) year work agreement for a part-time position within Riverside Health System. Applicants selected for positions within targeted facilities (i.e. Tappahannock Hospital) will sign their agreement with the specific facility. Pay rate during the internship and terms of hire will be discussed with applicants on an individual basis by the Talent Recruitment Center.

PROGRAM DATES:  September 5, 2017 - December 22, 2017



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