RN Clinical Nurse II - Acute Burn and Wound Unit - 5 East - UNC Medical Center
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 31, 2022
Description This position qualifies for our UNC Hospitals RN
Incentive Program, which includes up to $20,000 commitment
incentive 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 Hospitals RN Incentive Program
Learn more about this unit, what makes it so unique, and why our
UNC Health employees find it special. Watch video here:
-https://vimeo.com/539731908Become part of an inclusive
organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is
to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we
serve.RN needed for 15 - bed Acute Burn and Wound Unit at UNC
Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. We are an acute burn and wound
unit and function as an extension of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn
Center. We care for adult patients who have a burn injury and/or
other type of complex wounds. The burn injuries on our unit are
acute and generally less than 20% of total body surface area. We
provide burn and wound care to these patients from the acute
through rehabilitative phase. We also care for overflow patients
from other units on the acute care surgical units and occasionally
overflow form the acute care medicine units with patients including
but not limited to: plastic surgery patients, diabetic wounds, and
pressure ulcers. The nurses who work on 5 East are trained in
medical-surgical nursing as well as burn and wound care. Prior
wound and or burn experience is preferred, but not mandatory- we
will train you in this specialty. -Our nursing team works with the
interdisciplinary team to provide the best possible care for our
patients. The team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse
practitioners, nursing assistants, physical, occupational and
recreational therapists, chaplains, and rehabilitation counselors,
social workers and dieticians. We are team oriented, dynamic
caregivers and experienced patient advocates. We foster a
professional, collaborative atmosphere conducive to learning. -5
East, recently received a Gold level Beacon Award for Excellence
from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The
Beacon Award recognizes individual units that have set a path to
excellence in an effort to highlight those that distinguish
themselves in every facet of patient care. A unit must meet defined
criteria in the following categories: Leadership Structures and
Systems; Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement; Effective
Communication, Knowledge Management and Learning Development;
Evidence-Based Practice and Processes; and Outcome Measurements.
This position is 36 hours a week with self scheduling to meet the
needs of the unit and the staff. This position qualifies for an
extensive benefit package including PTO hours accrued based on the
number of hours hired to work. -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.
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: -STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Wound 5 East -Work 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 , RN Clinical Nurse II - Acute Burn and Wound Unit - 5 East - UNC Medical Center, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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