Job Description

The Surgical Orthopedic Unit at Inova Fair Oaks is seeking an energetic, team-oriented, patient-centric, RN; preferably with recent Acute Care experience. This unit is known for quickly and safely recovering primarily, well-patients with few chronic conditions. This exciting, fast-paced unit cares for a variety of post-surgical patients We proudly hold designations as Centers of Excellence for Total Knee Replacements, Total Hip Replacements, Spinal Surgeries and Bariatric Surgeries.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a Magnet Hospital; a top-ranked 182-bed acute care community hospital serving the rapidly growing suburbs of Northern Virginia. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is committed to providing safe care, excellent service and is continuously striving to improve each patient's unique experience. That's why every patient we serve is a VIP – a Very Important Patient. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been ranked #14 in the Washington, DC, metro area, #16 in Virginia and recognized as one of the best in Northern Virginia.

The Inova RN provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Nursing serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment as well as successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality through relationships and access based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. The process for delivery of care is synthesized from direct patient/family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration. Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice; serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Leadership skills demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.


Must have a minimum of 6 months experience-prefer min of 1 year. BSN*. RN licensed, or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an RN.

*An exception may be granted for RNs who do not have a BSN, provided: Within 6 months of start date meet with nurse leader and

  • Identify which Accredited School the employee plans to attend

  • Submit a review of transcript from the school indicating the required pre-requisites and timeline for taking the courses

  • Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN completion date. Complete BSN within 24 months of start date

Proficient in English. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to display a caring demeanor toward others. Proficient computer skills required. RN licensed; eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an RN. AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider certification required.


Facility Location: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital


Work Site Address: 3600 JOSEPH SIEWICK DRIVE

Work Site City/State: FAIRFAX, VA

Department: ORTHOPEDIC

Schedule Type: full time

Schedule: Days Vary

Shift: 12 hour Day

Job ID: 26714BR