Nursing Assistant I - Transplant Acute Care Unit - 5 West
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: June 23, 2022
- This position qualifies for our Nursing Support Incentive
Program. The Nursing Support Incentive Program includes $5,000 paid
over a three (3) year commitment. Learn more about the program
Nursing Assistant I needed for Transplant Acute Care Unit - 5 West.
This is a 15-bed unit dedicated to caring for abdominal transplant,
urology and plastic surgery patients. Our patient care team
delivers highly specialized cutting-edge care. Each year, we
perform over 125 kidney, pancreas, and liver transplants. Our
transplant program is certified by the American Society of
Transplant Surgeons and is one of the most accomplished and devoted
transplant teams in the region. We strive to improve clinical
outcomes through an interprofessional approach of education,
research, and clinical medicine. We are the inpatient home for the
nationally ranked UNC Urology partnering with the physicians to
deliver individualized care in a coordinated and compassionate
manner. In addition to urology and abdominal transplant, our staff
cares for high-risk plastic surgery patients requiring
reconstructive grafts and surgery related to tissue injuries. These
patients have complex wound management needs, which our expert
This is a 36 hours per week position; working 12 hour rotating
shifts (7am-7:30pm and 7pm-7:30am) with weekend and holiday
rotation. This position qualifies for an extensive benefit package
including PTO hours, which are accrued based on the number of
worked hours. This position requires the ability to attend a week
long orientation (Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm) which is
offered every two weeks.
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.Summary:
Provides routine direct and indirect patient care in a hospital,
clinic or home health care setting. All work performed is under the
direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
1. Assist physicians and other health care providers with routine
examinations and procedures, as well as procurement of equipment
and supplies during emergency situations.
2. In the psychiatric setting, aids patients in reality
orientation, participates in behavior modification plans/therapy,
provides informal support therapy to patients/families, provides
verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients, aids in
the physical management of aggressive/out-of-control patients,
facilitates age appropriate play for children, and monitors the
therapeutic milieu activities on assigned unit to ensure that
emotional and safety needs of patients are met.
3. Observes, collects, and documents patient information obtained
while providing care and promptly report significant changes in the
patient's condition to a registered nurse or physician.
4. Provides assistance to patients and their families during
admission to the clinical area, orientation to the
hospital/clinic/home health experience, and discharge
5. Provides care/ treatments to patients as outlined in plan of
care including, but not limited to, the measurement of vital signs,
height and weight, specimen collection, skin preps/scrubs, catheter
care, capillary blood glucose checks, simple wound care, range of
motion exercises, postural drainage, and supportive 11 patient and
6. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of
care for routine activities of daily living such as bathing,
dressing, feeding and assisting with ambulation.
7. Provides indirect care to patients and assigned area to include,
but not limited to, cleaning the work area, changing linens,
re-stocking supplies, cleaning/sterilizing instruments,
transporting patients/ supplies/ specimens, assisting in the
orientation of new employees and students, and some routine
8. Reinforces routine teaching given to patients by the registered
nurse or physician and document patient understanding of
instructions. Distributes patient education materials at the
request of patients and/or health care providers.
Other InformationOther information:
- High School diploma or GEDLicensure/Certification
- Listed as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
certificationProfessional Experience Requirements:
- Six (6) months of relevant nursing assistant experience, which
may include a nursing assistant courseKnowledge/Skills/and
- Fluent in verbal and written English language and able to
develop basic computer skills.
Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Transplant 5 WestWork Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: RotatingLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Nursing Assistant I - Transplant Acute Care Unit - 5 West, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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