RN New Graduate Nurse-Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Description UNC Medical Center is hiring New Grad Nurses for the
-Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit -The Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit is
an intermediate critical care 13 bed unit responsible for the care
of the cardiothoracic and vascular surgery patients. Nurses in this
clinical area have the unique opportunity to care for our
specialized surgical population: --major cardiac, vascular or
thoracic surgery-heart/lung transplantation or mechanical device
implantation-procedures requiring postoperative telemetry and/or
respiratory monitoringNurses also manage patients with ventricular
assist devises, including those used for destination therapy and
bridge to transplant. In addition, RNs gain valuable experience
managing intrapleurual drainage devices, interpreting cardiac
rhythms and monitoring cardiac drips.It is expected that candidates
will have their North Carolina RN license prior to their start
Nurses who have less than 6 months of RN experience and have
graduated less than 12 months before their anticipated start date
will qualify for the UNC Medical Center New Graduate Residency
program. 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 nurse. -A
resume outlining clinical rotations in nursing school and a cover
letter attached to the application are strongly encouraged. -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.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
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: Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit -Work Type: Full
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: RotatingLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , RN New Graduate Nurse-Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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