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Rock Solid Clinical Nursing Residency Program


Supporting Patients Together

Mercy Medical Center Redding – Dignity Health is a 266-licensed bed, progressive Level II Trauma Center, located in Redding, California

Spring 2019 program will start on March 25, 2019

This 12-16 week transition-to-practice program is for the new graduate registered nurse (RN).  Since its inception in 2011, the goal of this program has been to help the new graduate RN move from the role of student to practitioner by implementing progressive independence in the clinical area.

Application will open on Monday, January 14 and will close Thursday, January 31, 2019 at midnight.

Program Description

  1. Program length - 12-16 weeks, 36 – 40 hours per week. The program will start with 8 hour days, 5 days per week, then move to three 12hr shifts.. After program completion, the nurse will move into full-time, 12 hour positions in the assigned unit.  Please review the following conditions of program participation:
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) will NOT be granted during this training time
  • No floating to other nursing units during this time unless assigned or approved by the Education Department
  1. During the first 8 weeks of the program, Rock Solid participants will have the opportunity to be assigned to a variety of departments and disciplines within the hospital environment. The goal of these assignments is to build relationships with the interdisciplinary patient care team by learning how each department contributes to the overall patient plan of care.

  2. Classroom education will occur throughout the program, and each week on Friday.

  3. Specific competency programs will be utilized to provide the Rock Solid participants with:
  • Working knowledge of patient care resources available
  • Familiarity with hospital practice guidelines, including policies and procedures

To ensure that nursing practices are being safely and effectively performed, the Rock Solid participants will work with a preceptor in the clinical area for the first 12-16 weeks.

  1. During the last 3-4 weeks of the program, the Rock Solid participant will be expected to carry a full patient assignment. The participant will continue to gain expertise in providing patient care with the continued guidance from a preceptor as needed.

Upon successful completion of the program, Rock Solid participants will be placed in full-time, benefitted positions within one of the departments listed below:

  • Medical Acute
  • Surgical Acute
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac IMCU Telemetry
  • Neuro Telemetry

Department assignments are based on several criteria, including background of the RN and the staffing needs of the department. Department assignments will be completed by week three of the program. 

Applications must be received between January 14, 2019 and January 31, 2019.  Please submit applications under the job posting titled “New Grad RN – Clinical Nurse Residency Program – Rock Solid – Spring Program.” 

Who is eligible for this program?

  1. Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program with a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher and have graduated Fall/Winter 2018. Candidates with a BSN preferred.  Only ADN candidates that are on track to complete their BSN by 2020 are eligible to apply.

  2. Must have a current California RN license and an AHA BLS-HCP certification prior to the program start date. It is highly recommended that an application for Interim permit from the BRN is obtained prior to start of program. ACLS is recommended if applying for telemetry positions.   

  3. Must submit ALL additional documentation (attach to your candidate profile) 
    1. Completed application
    2. A paragraph that states why you decided to pursue a career in nursing and why you are interested in a career with our facility specifically. Please limit this to 1-2 paragraphs on a single page, uploaded with your application. 
    3. 2 references, in letter form, written by a current or former co-worker, manager/boss, someone you volunteered for or with, a clinical instructor, or a preceptor from one of your clinical rotations. These letters must be submitted with your application, by you. They do NOT need to be on school letterhead.
    4. Resume must include number of clinical hours and location/placement for rotations.

Applications without all of the required documentation will not be considered. A copy of your transcripts will NOT be required during the application process.  We do NOT NEED A CERTIFIED COPY of transcripts.

All of the required documentation should be scanned and uploaded as a word or PDF file and uploaded to your application profile online. If you encounter any problems with the upload, you can fax it to 530.242.5289 with a cover letter. All applicants must complete an online application. All documents must be received before the January 31st deadline.

Due to the volume of calls received, please do not call Human Resources, Education Department or the Recruiter with questions. Questions can be emailed to [email protected]