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* RN Graduate Nurse- Residency Program


CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana


Nursing & Nursing Support


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CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital-10100


524 Dr Michael DeBakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA  70601


Full Time

Apply Now * RN Graduate Nurse- Residency Program Job in Lake Charles

Next Cohort Residency Start Date January 2019**

At CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, we understand that our nurse graduates are the future of health care and because of this we provide a rewarding career opportunity to those interested in joining our mission. CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital provides a developmental and onboarding Residency Program to help newly licensed Registered Nurses obtain the skills and confidence necessary for providing high quality patient care through evidence-based training and critical thinking alongside our recognized professionals.


  • Provides support for the Med/Surg RN and Critical Care RN in the following departments:
    • Med Surg
    • Renal Telemetry
    • Emergency Department
    • Cardiac Inpatient
    • ICU
  • Utilizes a critical thinking model to enhance the experience of nursing while promoting competency and professionalism in an ongoing positive environment
  • Involves approximately 4-6 months of Residency Cohort Sessions, 8-12 hours of didactic and skills lab instruction every other week and 60 hours of clinical practice of clinical practice every two weeks
  • Pairs each participant with selected Residency Coaches with a variety of medical/surgical and Critical Care experiences
  • Includes weekly feedback sessions and evaluations to assess progress and arrange for additional assistance as needed to ensure that participants will be able to demonstrate competence in basic medical/surgical and critical care skills upon completion of this program


  • Well-rounded skill set, including Telemetry and other specialty nursing disciplines
  • General in-service in different equipment and demonstrations
  • ACLS, PALS, and CPI training
  • Surgical procedure observation for participants, especially open heart surgery

*Competitive wages and full time benefits are offered upon hire, NO CONTRACTS required

Job Description: Responsible and accountable for quality nursing care and for a designated group of patients by demonstrating ability to problem solve utilizing the nursing process. Supervises licensed vocational nurses, and nursing assistant, and technicians who are assigned care to a group of patients.

Nursing Residency Requirements

  • 90% attendance, all classes and assessment evaluations required to maintain residency
  • Must have a current RN license prior to orientation start
  • Must be a recent new graduate from an accredited nursing school with little or no experience
  • CPR certified American Heart Association
  • Ability to accept scheduling/placement designations on Nursing unites determined prior to hire
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