RN Clinical Nurse II-6 East - Acute Care Surgical Short Stay
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Description 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.6 East Surgical
Short Stay is a 31 bed medical-surgical unit specializing in the
care of the 24 hour stay surgical patient. The patient population
is general surgery and post-interventional radiology recovery for
renal biopsy recovery and uterine embolization. Patients on our
unit may be recovering from many different types of surgery
including but not limited to thyroidectomy, appendectomy,
lumbar/cervical laminectomy and hernia repair. We also care for the
overflow medical patient population. Our team developed a unique
plan of care called the Road to Recovery that serves as a pathway
to promote quality care in a safe efficient manner. The program has
proven successful and was adopted by other units within our
organization. Our team proudly presented the Road to Recovery
program at a podium presentation at the National Magnet Conference
in October 2019. -
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
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
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 InformationOther information:
--- 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.
--- Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of
--- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- One (1) year of nursing experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job DetailsLegal Employer: -NCHEALTHEntity: UNC REX Healthcare
Organization Unit: Rex 6 East Short Stay Unit -Work Type: Full
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: VariableLocation of
Job: US:NC:RaleighExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
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