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Registered Nurse (RN) - PCU - Progressive Care Unit - $32-45 per hour

Company: UNC Health
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

UNC Health is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) PCU - Progressive Care Unit for a nursing job in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: PCU - Progressive Care Unit
  • Discipline: RN
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 36 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, flexible
  • Employment Type: StaffDescription RN Needed for Adult Rapid Response Team/ICU Transport -
    This is a flexible position for the Nurse Driven Rapid Response Team and the ICU Transport Team which is part of the UNCMC Adult Specialty Care Team. The nurse in this role utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to coordinate, delegate and provide safe therapeutic nursing care to adult patients throughout the Medical Center. As a first responder, the rapid response nurse will assess and evaluate patients in collaboration with the bedside nurse, the first call LIP and a respiratory therapist. He/she also collaborates with other disciplines an providers to coordinate continuity of patient care. These activities include but are not limited to activating the Brain Attack Team, Cardiac Response Team, Code Blue Team and the Adult Specialty Care Team. As an ICU Transporter, this critical care nurse will provide timely inpatient clinical nursing support services to adult patients both within and outside of the ICU. These services include in-house critical care transports to procedures such at CT Scan, MRI, Radiology and Vascular Interventional Radiology. These services also include moderate sedation and clinical support during crisis interventions. Promoting effective team interactions, facilitating timely patient assessment and disposition/transfer and completing accurate documentation of all events are important functions in this role. The ability to apply critical care nursing skills to a broad range of clinical issues, handle multiple complex situations simultaneously and communicate in an effective, professional manner is essential. -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.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 discharge planning.
    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 problems.
    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:
    Education Requirements:
    --- 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.
    Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    --- Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
    --- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
    Professional Experience Requirements:
    --- One (1) year of nursing experience.
    Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

    Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
    Organization Unit: Adult Specialty Care Team Work Type: Full Time
    Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Salary Range: -$31.52 - $44.56 per hour (Hiring Range)
    Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity
    Work Assignment Type: OnsiteWork Schedule: RotatingLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
    This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

    Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
    UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.
    UNC Health Job ID #. Posted job title: rn acute care ii- adult specialty care teamAbout UNC HealthUNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. UNC Health is committed to empowering health, not just health care. From Magnet recognition to being named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine, we're proud to say that our hard work is consistently recognized, awarded, and celebrated.
    UNC Health and our 40,000 employees, continue to serve as North Carolina's Health Care System, caring for patients from all 100 counties and beyond our borders. We continue to leverage the world class research conducted in the UNC School of Medicine, translating that innovation to life-saving and life-changing therapies, procedures, and techniques for the patients who rely on us.

Keywords: UNC Health, Chapel Hill , Registered Nurse (RN) - PCU - Progressive Care Unit - $32-45 per hour, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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