RN Clinical Nurse II- 6 West - Acute Care Orthopedics
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: August 7, 2022
*This position qualifies for our UNC Rex Incentive Program, which
includes up to $20,000 commitment incentive ($5,000 at time of
hire) or up to $25,000 tuition loan forgiveness. In addition, this
position is also eligible for up to $10,000 in relocation
assistance (based on location) and our employee referral program.
Learn more about our UNC Rex Incentive Program here:
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6 West is a 30-bed medical-surgical unit that specializes in the
care of the orthopedic patient. Our nurses provide exceptional
post-surgical care to patients recovering from various orthopedic
procedures and injuries in our fast-paced environment. Common
surgical procedures include joint replacement, total joint
revision, various fracture repair procedures, and wound management.
The UNC Rex healthcare orthopedic program has been nationally
recognized by Becker's Hospital Review and U.S. News & World Report
Hospitals Ranking. Our Hip and Knee Replacement Program is
officially certified by the Joint Commission.
Nurses on 6 West utilize clinical expertise and teamwork to provide
their patients with quality care in a collaborative work
environment. The interdisciplinary team includes physicians,
physicians' assistants, physical and occupational therapists, case
managers, and pharmacists to name a few.
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
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 certificationProfessional
Experience Requirements:--- One (1) year of nursing
experience.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: NCHEALTH
Entity: UNC REX Healthcare
Organization Unit: Rex 6 West/Orthopaedics
Work Type: Full -time
Standard Hours Per Week: 30.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a
NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care
System. This is not a State employed position.
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