RN Clinical Nurse II Medical Observation Unit
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: August 1, 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.
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 here.
RN needed for Medical Observation Unit/ Day and Night shifts
available and variable hours 1 Memorial is a 25-bed Medical
Observation Unit. The team provides care to adult observation
patients with a variety of medical diagnoses to include cardiology
work up; COPD exacerbation; Intravenous therapy; and abdominal pain
work up. The environment is fast paced and requires a great deal of
interdisciplinary collaboration and team work. The team facilitates
admissions, treatments, transfers and discharges of patients. This
unit is open 7 days a week and 24 hours per day.The staff on this
unit will also be cross trained to staff 4 West, a 12-bed Medical
Surgical Observation unit which provides care to varied adult
population to include observation, extended recovery from PACU, and
Medical Surgical acute care patients awaiting an inpatient bed
assignment. Both 1 Memorial and 4 West are considered on team
working in two locations, under the same management team.
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 Information Other 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
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
One (1) year of nursing experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job Details Legal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: UNCH Observ Unit Main Campus Work Type: Full
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: VariableLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , RN Clinical Nurse II Medical Observation Unit, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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