VHC Health

ID 2022-8970
Category Nursing Leadership
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Assistant Patient Care Director, Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)

The Assistant Patient Care Director is responsible for direction of the nursing unit (s) in coordination with the patient care director in concert with the goals of that unit according to the philosophy of the Division of Patient care Services. The responsibility includes unit administration, direct nursing care and coordinating activities with ancillary departments. The assistant patient care director reports to the patient care director. An advanced competency level, knowledge of the nursing process, and consistently meeting or exceeding all criteria of the staff nurse performance appraisal tool is expected of assistant patient care directors. 


The Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) is a 24 bed cardio-pulmonary/trauma stepdown unit. The patient population includes adult to geriatric patients needing a heighten level of assessment or lifesaving intervention to treat their disease process. Skills utilized include: Care of ventilated patients, high risk cardiac drips, telemetry, and critical thinking skills in the acute care setting.


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.


  • RN Licensure with Reciprocity in the state of Virginia or Compact State 
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR 
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing is strongly preferred
  • At least one year relevant Healthcare/Medical -Nursing/Patient Care experience and demonstrated leadership ability 
  • Certification in the clinical specialty areas is preferred


  •  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. 
  • 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.
  • Interview and hire staff according to department standards and hospital policy.
  • Identifies areas for cost improvement and makes recommendation for service program or departmental initiatives.
  • Coaches and mentors staff with the goal of problem identification and resolution with proper documentation after review with staff and appropriate leadership.


  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 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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