Nurse Residency Program - Aflac Hematology / Oncology Inpatient Unit

Employment Type: Full-Time; 36 hours per week

Location: Scottish Rite or Egleston Hospital

Work Schedule:  Day/night rotating schedule (several weeks on days followed by several weeks on nights), including weekend shifts and holidays as assigned by the unit.



By completing this application, your information will be evaluated by a nurse recruiter and considered for new graduate nurse opportunities in our Aflac Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Units at Scottish Rite and Egleston Hospitals.


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is recruiting talented people like YOU who will put our patients first and help make a difference in their lives. Whether delivering world-class care or finding time to brighten a child’s day, it’s our employees that make Children’s such a special place for thousands of pediatric patients each year.


As one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, every role at Children’s is an important one. We all work together to provide the best possible care to the kids we serve. We also take care of each other. Children’s offers a variety of resources and programs to support employees professionally and personally, which is one of the many reasons Fortune magazine has recognized us as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


Through the Nurse Residency Program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is investing in the future of healthcare, the profession of nursing and in you. We’re giving you a strong foundation to build your career as we help you develop from an advanced beginner into a competent, professional nurse.


Here is some information regarding our Nurse Residency program:


Nurse Residency Start Date

  • October 2020


Eligibility & Requirements

  • Completion of an accredited nursing program
  • Graduated July or August 2020 from an accredited nursing program (baccalaureate of nursing (BSN) strongly preferred)
  • Graduate Nurse with no previous or current RN experience
  • Active Georgia RN license or Multi-State RN license throught the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Active American Heart Association CPR/BLS – Healthcare Provider card



Interview Process

  • Phone screen with a Nurse Recruiter
  • Face-to-face interview(s)/shadow with specific unit


*Please note: Due to the volume of applications and limited spots available, we will be unable to contact all applicants*


Short Description

The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric cancer and blood disorders research. We are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country—offering our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country. In the 2020 US News and World Report, Children’s Aflac Cancer Program ranked 7th in the nation and 1st in Georgia. We have a collaborative team of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, technicians, social workers, case managers, chaplains, teachers, child-life specialists, pharmacists, nutritionists, rehab specialists, and research coordinators who provide comprehensive care to children with hematological and oncological disorders. When we work together, we continue to seek personalized cures for the most challenging childhood oncologic and hematologic conditions. Our goal is to provide an open clinical trial for every child we treat so our patients do not have to travel to other states for innovative care. We also serve as a referral center for patients from across Georgia and throughout the U.S. who otherwise might not have access to Phase I and II trials.


Our nursing team is made up of a little over 100 nurses, supported by leadership team, which includes clinical educators, assistant nurse managers, an administrative resource nurse and a clinical manager. All Aflac nurses have access to thoughtfully created classroom and simulation based learning, which augments the clinical orientation experience. In addition, Aflac nurses have the opportunity to further development through CPHON certification provided by ONCC.


PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)

  1. Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
  2. Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
  3. Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
  4. Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
  5. Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs. 
  6. Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.


DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)

  1. Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  2. Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
  3. Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
  4. Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
  5. Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.


ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)

  1. Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
  2. Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
  3. Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
  4. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
  5. Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
  6. Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
  7. Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
  8. Facilitates timely admission, transfer, and discharge process for patient assignment, ensuring safe and efficient patient flow through collaboration with physicians, interprofessional team, hospital leadership, and staff.
  9. Pulls transfers or admissions actively through proactive approach and removes or escalates barriers to appropriate leader.


OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)

  1. Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
  2. Participates in monitoring activities within the work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
  3. Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
  4. Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.
  5. Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
  6. Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.



1. Completes orientation and Initial Assessment of Competency successfully by determined due date.

2. Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.

3. 75% attendance at staff meetings, if applicable.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS* Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistanceBending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)WORKING CONDITIONS* Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


Requisition #:  52861     
Location:  Egleston Hospital (1405 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA  30322) or Scottish Rite Hospital (1001 Johnson Ferry Rd, Atlanta GA  30342) 
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 99,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Atlanta, GA 30322, US