West Hills Hospital - New Graduate RN - StaRN Program

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the Western San Fernando Valley. The 225-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. West Hills Hospital is also among the Top 100 Hospitals nationwide for Gastrointestinal and General Surgery. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.
Mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Vision: To be the hospital of choice in our community.
Learn about HCA at www.hcahealthcare.com
This cohort will start February 18, 2019
Job Summary
Accelerate your nursing career by joining our Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN) program! We invite new graduate registered nurses to apply for a unique opportunity to be given didactic and clinical training in a variety of units at West Hills Hospital depending on facility need.
In our StaRN program, you will receive the education and support necessary to develop the judgment, skill and knowledge you will need to become the highest caliber nurse. During the StaRN program, you will work with instructors to complete class assignments, skills training, exercises and relevant testing. Then, you will work with your preceptor during the preceptorship that follows and have the opportunity to be receive mentoring by the best, most highly educated and trained nurses within our facilities.
Program Schedule:
First 5 - 9 weeks: Monday-Friday, Days, with intermittent home study days.
Didactic and Simulation training provided to build a solid clinical foundation as you enter an acute facility.
Remainder of the program: Preceptorship will be 6 to 8 weeks working 3 x 12 hours shifts, Rotating Shifts
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Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred.
This is for graduates within the previous 12 months who do not have any acute care experience.
  • Independently maintains license
  • Acquires required contact hours to maintain license
  • Applicants may apply for the program prior to passing the NCLEX exam
  • Training will include BLS/ACLS certification
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required
Acceptance into the program requires a two-year commitment to West Hills Hospital.

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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