RN Clinical Nurse II - GI Surgery Acute Care Unit - UNC Medical Center
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 16, 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 here:
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.RN needed for the GI Surgery Acute
Care Unit at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Our GI Surgery
Acute Care Unit is a 14-bed unit which cares for patient
populations including but not limited to: Crohn's Disease,
ulcerative colitis, bariatric surgery, and other complex GI surgery
patients. We also care for other surgery and medicine patients due
to overflow from those units. We are proud to be representing UNC
Hospitals as the Innovations Unit identifying opportunities to
provide better, faster, more affordable care for our patients.We
pursue excellence in patient and family care, patient education and
research in the field of gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery via
evidence based practices. Our surgical teams are nationally
recognized for their cutting-edge surgical procedures and treatment
of gastrointestinal disease. Additionally we are recognized
nationally as a Bariatric Center of Excellence.All staff members
can expect to work within the full-scope of his or her practice in
our multidisciplinary settings. Skills that are often utilized in
the complex post-operative management of our patient population
include the following: peripheral and central venous access line
care, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, anti-coagulation
management, oxygen therapy, ostomy care, pain management, blood
product administration, drain care (i.e. chest tubes, urinary
catheters, nasogastric tubes, G-tubes, J-tubes, JP drain and rectal
tubes) and extensive wound management, including wound managers and
wound vacuum systems.This is a 36 hours/week, with flexible
self-scheduling to meet the needs of the staff and the unit and is
eligible for an extensive State benefit package.Summary:
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 West -Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: VariableLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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