RN Clinical Nurse II- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Intensive Care Unit
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: August 2, 2022
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
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Intensive Care Unit
The CVTICU is part of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care
whose mission is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the
care of patients with cardiothoracic and vascular disease. We are
currently a 16 bed intensive care unit specializing in the
treatment of post-surgical cardiothoracic and vascular patients.
Our primary surgical procedures include coronary artery bypass
grafting, heart valve repair/replacements, heart transplants, lung
transplants, LVAD, ECMO, aortic/thoracic aneurysm repairs, and
complicated esophageal, thoracic and vascular surgeries. CVTICU
nurses are educated to successfully manage and care for patients
with advanced hemodynamic monitoring and supportive devices such as
pulmonary artery catheters, temporary and permanent pacemakers,
intra-aortic balloon pumps and continuous renal replacement
therapy. The CVTICU is a dynamic work environment which relies on a
highly motivated staff that displays exceptional team work.
Experience in cardiothoracic specialty is preferred but not
required. Our orientation program is tailored to your existing
skills and experience with supplemental and specialty courses to
expand your knowledge.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
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.
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: Cardiothoracic ICU Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: VariableLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
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