RN New Graduate Nurse - Neurosurgery/Neurology Acute Care Unit - 6 Neuroscience
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 31, 2022
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New Graduate RN needed for Neurosurgery / Neurology Acute Care Unit
at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. This is a 36 hour/week
position, day/night and weekend rotation, with flexible
self-scheduling and is eligible for an extensive benefit package.
Attaching a resume showing your clinical rotations with the hours
of those rotations, as well as a cover letter indicating your
primary area of clinical interest is strongly encouraged.
We are a team of positive, dynamic and talented neuro nurses
providing exceptional nursing care to Neurosurgery and Neurology
patients. We are a true medical-surgical unit treating patients who
have spinal and brain surgeries, brain tumors, stroke, seizures,
and neuromuscular diagnoses such as Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain
Barre Syndrome, and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Polyneuropathy. Our Team of nurses, physicians and therapists set
the standards for highly collaborative care in order to become the
first Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Southeast as designated by
the Joint Commission in 2012. Our physician teams are nationally
recognized as innovators in neuro care, receiving patients
throughout North Carolina and surrounding states. Our unit has 32
beds available to serve the varying needs of our patient population
including a 7 bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. -We are focused on
providing highly collaborative, patient centered care which ensures
great outcomes. Strengths: Our biggest strength is our willingness
to see the patient's potential in all of our actions and
interactions. We empower and enable our patient to truly progress
to the fullest of their capability. Our outstanding team enjoys the
fast pace and exciting opportunities provided by our patients, and
we constantly strive to improve and advance neuro nursing. This
allows us to support professional growth and exceptional education
opportunities for our nurses. -This opportunity is for new graduate
RN's who are currently in their final semester of nursing school or
who have graduated from nursing school within the past 12 months of
the anticipated start date and have worked as an RN for less than 6
months. It is expected that applicants will have taken the NCLEX
exam and have a nursing (RN) license which allows you to practice
in North Carolina prior to the first day of orientation. -New
Graduate Nurses are part of the UNC Medical Center Residency
Program (NRP). This program is a yearlong program supporting
transition from academia to practice for new graduate nurses. The
program is layered on top of orientation to provide mentored
clinical relationships which support development as a professional
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
North Carolina by the day of clinical care.
--- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job DetailsLegal Employer: -STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: 6 Neurosciences -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 New Graduate Nurse - Neurosurgery/Neurology Acute Care Unit - 6 Neuroscience, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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