Registered Nurse Residency Program Med Surg February 2019

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Job Description

Accepting Applications for our RN Residency Program in Med/Surg Units beginning in February 2019.

This comprehensive 14-week Nurse Residency Program is designed to assist new RNs with making a smooth transition into acute nursing practice. The purpose is to provide an ongoing supply of new nurse professionals with the skills to deliver and maintain the high-quality of patient care required for employment at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

Candidates selected for the Program will be hired full-time with benefits. Upon completion of the 14-week program, all Residents with satisfactory performance will assume a full-time staff position on a Med/Surg unit. (6 month commitment to med/surg after program is required.)

Program Qualifications include:
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, preferably a BSN program.

Candidates must be eligible for, and/or passed, the NCLEX to obtain permanent R.N. licensure prior to beginning the program.

Current BLS from the American Heart Association.

Have no more than 6 months of experience in an acute hospital setting as a Registered Nurse.

Must commit to full-time employment during the entire 14-weeks of the program schedule.

Residents will be assigned to a designated Preceptor to shadow during the program and therefore, will be expected to work 12-hour shifts rotating nights, days, weekends, and/or holidays.

Physical Demands:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.

Physical Effort required: Constant (67%-100%) - seeing

Frequently (34%-66%) - lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling/feeling, talking, hearing

Occasionally (1%-33%) - climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), stooping, crouching

Employment Type



7:00a-7:00p or 7:00p-7:00a + weekends & holidays