VHC Health

ID 2022-8700
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Assistant Patient Care Director, NICU



Step into your new leadership role at VHC Health! As our hospital continues to grow, we are looking to add a Assistant Patient Care Director (APCD) to our team. Our Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for neonates from 23 weeks through full term in our 28 patient rooms, with a variety of disease processes. The NICU can accommodate as many as 44 patients with an average daily census of 17 patients.


Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career!


VHC Health is a 453-bed not-for-profit nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and has ranked Number 2 in “Best Hospitals” in the Washington, DC area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC Health, we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Virginia Department of Health Professions Required
  • Compact State Licensure in Nursing Required
  • Certification in Area of Clinical Specialty Preferred
  • BLS & NRP certifications required


  • Maintain and promote affiliation with professional and schools of nursing by providing preceptors, education, participating in educational conferences, and mentoring. 
  • Collaborates to conduct in-services.
  • Develops, monitors, evaluates, and documents Continuous Quality Improvement activities in accordance with hospital, state, and The Joint Commission standards. Implements change according to results in coordination with appropriate leadership. 
  • Identifies potential process improvement deficiencies and actively participates in resolution through communication and education of staff. 
  • Assures quality of care and services by adhering to industry standards and measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and benchmarks established by the organization. 
  • Consistently reviews patient survey results to identify feedback, sustain a high performance environment, and lead targeted improvements to deliver exceptional patient experiences. 


  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Benefits
  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
  • VHC Retirement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free onsite parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Career Coaching
  • Family Leave
  • 401(k) + Match
  • and much more!

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