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New Grad Nurse RN Residency Program February 2020

HCA Healthcare
Orange Park, FL 32073
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SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Are you a new graduate nurse looking for your first opportunity?  Are you looking for a nurse residency program that invests in YOU, your career, and your future? Do you want to be a part of family and not just another employee? Then look no further then HCA!

Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) is a full service, Level-II Trauma Center with 317 inpatient beds located in the heart of Orange Park, FL - providing top notch medical care to Clay County and surrounding communities. As part of the HCA family, the largest healthcare provider in the world, Orange Park Medical Center provides the opportunity to develop your career along side more than 1,500 team members and 750 physicians on staff. Specializing in advanced robotics, open heart, maternity/delivery, pediatric and adult services and a dozen other major service lines, OPMC is the provider of choice in northeast Florida for patients, staff and physicians alike.

As Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) employees, we take seriously our responsibility to provide friendly, compassionate, quality care for every one, every time.  When you choose to work at OPMC, you are choosing to embrace the P.R.I.D.E. standards of People, Respect, Integrity, Devotion and Excellence.  You choose to promote the mission and vision of Orange Park Medical Center and demonstrate our values.  Above all, you choose to exceed the expectations of customers, patients, physicians and co-workers by consistently doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason, for every one, every time! 

We invite new nursing school graduates to apply for our StarRN New Graduate Program!

Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses = STARN  


This is a 10-14 week PAID program starting Monday: February 17, 2020 featuring didactic and clinical training, as well as a 1:1 Preceptorship.  It allows new graduates to obtain acute care nursing experience through an intensive internship program, then transition to staff roles within Orange Park Medical Center. During the program you will be considered a HCA employee under HealthTrust, the company that puts the program on.  At completion of the program you will transfer to Orange Park Medical Center as their employee and your time in the StarRN Program will count towards your eligibility period for benefits when transitioning to Full Time status.
StaRN Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full-time commitment to the hospital that goes into effect after the successful completion of the initial program.  If a nurse chooses to leave the facility before the 2 year commitment is fulfilled, they may be required to meet a monetary responsibility.

Part 1:  StaRN Training – First 6 to 7 Weeks:

  • Instructor-led classroom training
  • Paid training – all externally hired nurses will be paid at the new graduate RN hourly rates (union facilities may differ)
  • State-of-the-art simulation including comprehensive debriefs
  • Self-directed / on-line learning
  • BLS/ACLS Certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification
  • CPI Certification
  • Meditech Training and Validation
The schedule is typically Monday-Friday, with 40 hour work weeks (8 hour days) - a Saturday may occasionally be a work day but notice will be given 

Part 2:  StaRN Clinical Preceptorship – Next 4 to 7Weeks  

  • Conducted at the hospital
  • Paid training – all externally hired nurses will be paid at the new graduate RN hourly rates during preceptorship (union facilities may differ)
  • You will be assigned a preceptor specifically for you; to train you and get you acclimated to your role
  • Regular development meetings between the resident, their preceptor and their Director
  • Customized Coaching/Onboarding report for clinical preceptorship    
The schedule is typically three (3) 12 hour shifts at the hospital on the unit that selected you

Part 3:  HCA Residency Program – Remainder of your 1styear

  • Upon successful completion of the StaRN Program, residents will transition to their full-time roles at the hospital
  • Nurse Residents continue professional development through routine interactions with a mentor (meet at least once a month)
  • Attend a monthly residency seminar
  • Complete an evidence-based capstone project
  • Attend 1 year graduation

Key values to the candidates:
  • Access to Mosby Elsevier Core Curriculum for Med/Surg/Tele Learners and AACN Essentials of Critical Care Core Curriculum for ICU Learners
  • Free Access to Lippincott Nursing Procedures and Skills during and         after program completion
  • BLS & ACLS Certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification
  • CPI Certification
  • Meditech Training and Validation
  • Customized Coaching/Onboarding report for clinical preceptorship
  • Over 60 hours of high-fidelity simulation
  • Benefit eligible after successful completion of the program - No additional waiting period!
Units that could possibly hire StaRN residents include, but are not limited to and based on current needs:

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Telemetry
  • Step-Down
  • Critical Care Units (MSICU/ICU/CVICU)
  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  • Behavioral Health


  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing School - within past 1 year is strongly preferred; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred
  • Must have an active State of Florida Registered Nurse (RN) license to start the program
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required
  • No current or prior experience working as an acute care hospital RN
  • Flexibility to work day or night shift (unit needs vary)
  • Attendance is imperative and 100% mandatory throughout the initial StaRN Training Program - no time may be granted


  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Medical Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer Stock Options
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We are so excited to speak with you about this phenomenal opportunity. Apply to hear more.

Keywords:  new grad, residency, registered nurse, graduate nurse, GN, RN, Med/Surg, PCU, ICU



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Posted: 2019-12-03 Expires: 2020-01-02

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