RN Clinical Nurse II - Lower GI Surgery Acute Care Unit - 6 East
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
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Lower Abdominal Surgery Acute Care Unit, 6 East, is a 14-bed acute
care unit which has a dedicated team of nursing staff who are
committed to pursuing excellence in patient care, patient
education, and research in gastrointestinal surgeries. Our medical
teams are nationally recognized for their cutting-edge surgical
procedures and treatments of gastrointestinal disease with an
emphasis on the lower GI system. We offer an exciting and
challenging environment, with opportunities for growth and
continuing clinical education. On this unique unit the RN is
trained and encouraged to work to their full scope of practice.
Nursing skills include central lines, PICC Lines, TPN
administration, Wound Vacs, Ostomies, Chest Tubes, Trachs, Blood
Product administration, and drains including Foley Catheters, NG
tubes, G-tube, J-tube, J/P drains, and rectal drains. Patient
education includes anti-coagulation therapy, use of Incentive
Spirometer, drain care, etc. Nutritional support includes daily
weights, calorie counts, diet education, and intake/output
measurement. Early management of pain control to include use of
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA), epidural infusions, and IV/oral
medications is a major focus on this unit. -
We strive to promote a relaxing, comforting environment during the
post-operative recovery period. Our nursing goal is to ensure that
very good care is provided to both the patient and family
throughout hospitalization. -This position is 36 hours/week with
self-scheduling to meet the needs of the staff and the unit. This
position qualifies for an extensive State benefit
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: 6 East -Work Type: Temporary Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: RotatingLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
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