Catholic Health Initiatives RN 3B Med Surg/Tele Virtual Unit in Lexington, Kentucky

June 10, 2024

Job Description


Up to $25,000 Sign On Bonus AND up to $24,000 Student Loan Pay Back for eligible hires.

The 3B Medical Surgical Unit is now part of the Virtually Integrated Care model. Benefits of Virtually Integrated Care (VIC) for Clinical Staff Members are outlined below:

Saint Joseph Hospital has introduced a new way of providing care. The “Game Changers” on 3B are working with the team at CommonSpirit Health to bring Virtually Integrated Care to Saint


  • The new model consists of a team with a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and an advanced patient care technician as well as a virtual RN.

  • With this new model, nursing managers and clinical caregivers will have additional support 24/7 with the leadership of the Virtually Integrated Care RN.

  • The VIC RN can intervene in situations to avoid the need for service recovery, decreasing the need for nurse managers to be pulled into a situation.

  • The VIC RN also can listen to the patient and/or family to address any concerns when it does become a service recovery issue.

  • Nursing managers who have been involved in similar virtual care programs have reported increased job satisfaction.

  • The increase in patient/family satisfaction has cut the amount of time nursing managers have had to devote to interacting with upset patients and family members.

  • The virtual RN also can assist nursing managers when IRIS reports are being reviewed, and also to follow up for failed plan of care achievement and other situations.

  • Virtual RNs can also function as a peer evaluation for new nurses freshly off orientation, allowing them to share with leaders and educators what the novice nurse is doing well and also where they could use support.

  • The virtual RN serves as the immediate bedside leader and support for the team; the nursing manager and director team retains decision-making and overall leadership of the unit.

  • This new nursing model will elevate the nursing manager role by directly leading a skilled team focused on patient and peer satisfaction, quality, safety and continual problem-solving when barriers arise.

Read about our new Virtual Integrated Care Model!

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CHI Saint Joseph Health provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Wellness Program

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

  • Employee Referral Bonuses up to $7,500 (for eligible referrals)

  • Sign-on Bonuses up to $25,000 (for eligible positions)

  • Education Assistance (loan payoff) up to $24,000 (for eligible positions)

Whether you are an experienced RN ‘who’s seen it all’ or a nurse working toward that, we invite you to join CHI Saint Joseph Health today and experience nursing with us!

CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees, 8 hospitals, specialty clinics, and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY.

Learn more about CHI Saint Joseph Health’s Awards and Recognitions here:



Provides nursing care according to the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating. Implements appropriate nursing care interventions. Administers medications and treatments in accordance with physician orders and established nursing policies and procedures. Care provided is based on defined standards of patient care and nursing evidence-based practice.


  • Assumes responsibility for acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for patient care in the identified practice setting.

  • Performs assessment and analyzes patient problems and conditions using critical decisioning to determine need for standard, urgent or emergent interventions.

  • Implements and/or modifies plan of care using assessment data, standards of care and evidence based practice inclusive of nursing care coordination, appropriate patient and family education, and discharge planning. Facilitates interdisciplinary partnership in patient care.

  • Integrates ethical provisions in nursing practice and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.

  • Administers medications, IV therapy, and treatments in compliance with policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited program

  • Active Registered Nurse Licensure in Kentucky (KY) or eNLC licensure with multistate privileges in good standing

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Previous nursing experience in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Cardiac, Emergency, or Critical Care service lines


Pay Range

$30.00 – $43.50 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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