RN Clinical Nurse II - Surgical Acute Care Unit - Hillsborough Campus
Company: UNC Health Care Systems
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse
employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of
the unique communities we serve. UNC Health Care Hillsborough
Campus is a community hospital which is an extension of UNC Medical
Center focusing on many of our elective surgical programs. The
83-bed facility combines a community hospital culture with the
innovative procedures and care for which the UNC Medical Center is
known. The Hillsborough Hospital has achieved accreditation by The
Joint Commission's disease specific program for their Total Hip and
Knee Replacement service. This accreditation is the result of many
years of work by the inter-professional team caring for these
patients. The Hillsborough Hospital is located at 460 Waterstone
Drive, Hillsborough, NC and offers free parking for employees. The
Clinical Nurse II, RN, position is for the 25-bed surgical unit.
This unit provides acute inpatient services for the surgical
patient population which includes Joint, Spine, Urology, and
General Surgery admissions as well as medical overflow patients. We
are looking for an experienced, energetic, patient-centered team
member with a positive attitude. This unit fosters an environment
that values diversity, team work, open communication, while proving
exceptional service. This is a 36 hour/week position, rotating
shifts with self-scheduling to meet the needs of the unit and the
staff, and is eligible for an extensive State benefit package.
Summary: Provides competent clinical nursing care consistent with
professional standards. Reporting and accountable to the Nurse
Manager/Director, the Clinical Nurse is responsible for
coordinating and delivering patient care utilizing the nursing
process in a hospital setting. Responsibilities: 1. Education -
Participates in identifying and meeting learning needs of self.
Attends education programs based on identified learning needs. With
assistance, uses patient education materials relevant to patient
population. Assesses readiness to learn of the
patient/family/caregivers. Assesses developmental level of patient
and factors affecting ability to learn. 2. Evaluation of Care -
Identifies expected patient outcomes. Seeks guidance as needed in
revision of plan of care. Participates in discussion with members
of the interdisciplinary team in evaluation of patient care.
Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care. 3.
Implementation - Demonstrates competence in care of patients with
complex problems, including population-appropriate physical,
psychosocial, educational and safety aspects of care. Performs
bedside point of care testing as required for patient care plan.
Utilizes healthcare organization and nursing standards, policies
and procedures in delivery of care. Organizes and prioritizes care
according to patient/family needs. Consults with appropriate
resources in a timely fashion regarding patients with complex care
issues, unusual teaching needs and/or those at high risk for
discharge planning. 4. Leadership - With assistance, develops goals
to promote professional growth or minimize limitations. Achieves
goals and objectives within identified time frame or renegotiates
with supervisor. Is knowledgeable about activities which facilitate
intra/interdepartmental collaboration. Participates in development
and achievement of unit goals and performance improvement
activities. Effectively uses communication systems. Participates in
promoting cost-effective care. Gives feedback to co-workers. Is
aware of public policy and regulatory guidelines affecting the
health care environment. Promotes a safe, clean and secure hospital
environment for all. 5. Patient Assessment - Recognizes data from
complex situations to determine priorities for care. Includes
appropriate physical, psychosocial, education and safety needs.
Synthesizes assessment data into meaningful whole prior to
communication to others. Assesses and anticipates discharge needs
of individual patients and families. Develops relationships with
families that promote their ability to advocate for the patient and
their own needs. 6. Planning - Collaborates with patient/family to
prepare or update the plan of care. Makes use of available
multidisciplinary resources in planning care. Begins to use full
range of communication as a means to convey planning. Identifies
and addresses cultural and ethnic issues in planning patient care.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks for patients with complex
problems. 7. Research - Reads journals that contain studies or
articles that may be applicable to practice. Brings ideas and
questions to the staff at large for assessment of applicability.
Other Information Other information: Education Requirements: ?
Graduation from a school of professional nursing. ? If hired after
January 6, 2014, must be enrolled within four years of employment,
and obtain a Bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing or a
Master's degree with a major in Nursing within seven years of
employment date. Licensure/Certification Requirements: ? Licensed
to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. ?
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements: ? One (1) year of nursing
experience. Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements: Job
Details Legal Employer: STATE Entity: UNC Medical Center
Hillsborough Organization Unit: Med/Surg Inpatient 3 HBO H Work
Type: Full Time Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00 Work Schedule:
Rotating Location of Job: US:NC:Hillsborough Exempt From Overtime:
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