Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Health System

ID 2020-4306
Category Nursing Leadership
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Assistant Patient Care Director, Medical Stroke


Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its nurses and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.

At Virginia Hospital Center, our nursing staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the nursing profession. Nurses at Virginia Hospital Center are recognized for excellence in patient care by patients and by national and regional organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is among the 7% of hospital staffs nationwide that achieve the Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, signifying the highest level of recognition in nursing excellence.   


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.


Pay & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, the benefit package includes paid major holidays, vacation/sick time, health & dental insurance, and 401(k). Registered Nurses are entitled to free onsite parking.


  • 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. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is preferred 
  • At least one of relevant nursing experience and demonstrated leadership ability
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Virginia Department of Health Professions or Compact State Licensure in Nursing required
  • Certification in area of Clinical Specialty preferred
  • American Heart Assoication BLS CPR Certification required



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