LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (LGHP) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia . Pulaski is considered a neighbor to the Virginia Tech Hokie community and is a short 45 minute drive from Roanoke, VA. The HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) hospital is a 147 bed acute care facility with more than 350 employees and has been recognized by Joint Commission as a Top Performer. The medical staff includes a wide range of primary care and specialty care physicians, including Cardiology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology and Oncology as well as Hospitalists.
Pathway of Excellence:
Med/Surg was recognized as a Unit of Distinction for 2016
Designated as a pathway facility only HCA facility in VA with this designation.
Additional Information about our Emergency Department:
12 Bed Emergency Department
Nurse to patient ratio based on acuity
Chest Pain Cycle 4 Accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Part of Shared Governance councils
A supportive environment focused on fostering educational opportunities and specialty certification
Leaders on this unit have a passion for supporting nurses in reaching their professional goals
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (summary)*
Under the direction of a Nursing Department Director:
1. Demonstrates clinical competence within the specialty Scope of Practice.
2. Under the direction of Department Director, assists clinical coaches and assures that orientation for employees is completed and in accordance with policy.
3. Pursues own professional growth and development through obtaining/maintaining specialty certification, and seeks opportunities for growth.
4. Possesses strong knowledge base of regulatory standards. Under the direction of Department Director, maintains a state of readiness in accordance with regulations and standards; takes appropriate action to identify and correct gaps.
5. Demonstrates teamwork, flexibility and creative problem solving skills when dealing with others including those culturally diverse, departmental staff, physicians, patients, or families.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
1. Registered Nurse License issued by the Department of Health Professions, Commonwealth of Virginia
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