Purpose and Scope:
8B is a 24-bed Medical/Stroke/Telemetry unit specializing in care of the neuroscience patients. All patient rooms are private. This team-oriented unit handles a wide variety of medical and neurological disorders including CVA, TIA, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, seizures, cerebral aneurysms, Parkinson's disease and subdural/intracerebral hemorrhages.
VHC is certified as a Primary Stroke Center through the Joint Commission, with 8B being the designated Stroke Unit.
All nurses are required to attain/maintain their NIH stroke certification with the opportunity to become part of the Code Stroke Team after a minimum of 1 year experience on the unit.
- RN Licensure with Reciprocity in the state of Virginia
- BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR
- Med/Surg experience with emphasis on care of the patient with CVA and alteration in neurological function preferred, training offered for motivated New Graduate Nurses
- NIHSS certification within 90 days of hire