Registered Nurse - Arlington Pediatric Center

Arlington Pediatric Center

Full Time


Title: Registered Nurse, Arlington Pediatric Center

Schedule: Full-time

Location: Arlington, VA

Compensation: Competitive base salary

Parking: Registered Nurses are entitled to free onsite parking.

Virginia Hospital Center is an independent and progressive, 394-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital in Arlington, VA. Part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, our progressive acute care facility has achieved Magnet ® Recognition.

Purpose and Scope:

The Nurse (RN) works closely with nurses, providers and support staff to provide patient care functions which may include but are not limited to: initial medical assessment of patients presenting at APC in person and via telephone during office hours; treatment; immunizations; discharge instructions; patient/parent education; and telephone follow-up. The Nurse may also participate in community education programs.

The Nurse provides leadership, positive role modeling and critical thinking skills and helps bridge all disciplines through effective communication, education and problem solving. The Nurse proactively supports quality and continuity of services for all patients.

The Nurse is guided by APC policies and procedures. The incumbent's actions are controlled to a great degree by the needs of the patients, families, co-workers, and providers. The Nurse attends staff meetings as required and participates in Quality Improvement meetings. The Nurse is an enthusiastic representative of APC in the community.

Position Requirements:

A. Education:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing required
  • Current RN license to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

B. Experience:

  • Pediatric experience strongly preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred

C. Technical Skills:

  • Manual dexterity and physical agility to operate all equipment and perform all procedures.
  • Utilizes safe body mechanics to ensure patient and caregiver safety.

 Awards and Recognition

  • Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is a nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering the highest quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 70 years.
  • Earning the 2016 Top Hospital award from the Leapfrog Group for excellence in hospital safety and quality for the second year in a row, VHC consistently achieves the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
  • Located in Arlington, VA, VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations).
  • VHC is the largest Hospital in the region that was named a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Four-Star Hospital, and is also designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • In 2016, VHC earned the Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGrades.
  • VHC is a 394-bed, all-private room Hospital.