RN Clinical Nurse II (Per Diem) - Abdominal Transplant/Urology/Plastic Surgery Acute Care 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.5 West 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 also the inpatient home for the nationally ranked
UNC Urology department 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 staff manages. This unit
has also received the Beacon Award for Excellence designated by the
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The AACN
created the Beacon designation to recognize individual units that
have set a path to excellence in an effort to highlight critical
care units that distinguish themselves in every facet of patient
care. Recipients of a Beacon designation demonstrate excellence in
sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. This is a per
diem, at will, position requiring the ability to work at least one
12 hour shift every two weeks and one summer, and one winter
holiday each year. There are no benefits associated with this
position. Must be able to attend one week of hospital orientation.
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 Information Other information:
Graduation from a school of professional nursing.
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North
Carolina.Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Professional Experience Requirements:
One (1) year of relevant and current experience required
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job Details Legal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Transplant 5 West Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week: 6.00Work Schedule: VariableLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , RN Clinical Nurse II (Per Diem) - Abdominal Transplant/Urology/Plastic Surgery Acute Care Unit, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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