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RN Clinical Nurse II - PACU East

Company: UNC Healthcare
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

Location: UNC Rex Health Care Department: PACU East Schedule: Casual/ Per Diem, 4-6 hours per week The essential duties and responsibilities of a RN/PACU include: 1. Safety * Maintaining an environment of safety for patients, self and others
* Maintaining a neat and organized work environment to promote efficiency, effectiveness and safety
* Adhering to the Rex Infection Prevention policies which include proper hand hygiene, appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment, nails, jewelry, and food and drinks in the patient care areas
* Demonstrating proper body mechanics and performing safe patient handling
* Ensuring proper SBAR/handoff communication when receiving patients and when relinquishing care, including the use of ticket to ride
* Performing positive patient identification by using two patient identifiers and specific electronic devices at the bedside
* Following all HIPAA policies in regards to patient confidentiality and sharing protected health information 2. Patient Care * Serving as an advocate to meet the patient's needs by effectively collaborating with the entire healthcare team
* Utilizing critical thinking skills such as problem solving, time management, priority setting, planning and clinical reasoning to safely provide direct patient care in a professional, caring, culturally sensitive and cost-efficient manner
* Maintaining communication with the patient and family support system throughout the peri-operative experience
* Assessing the patient's condition including their biophysical, psychosocial, age specific, cultural and safety needs
* Ensuring that these assessments are documented thoroughly, and according to the professional standards of care and the unit policies
* Recognizing subtle changes in the patient's condition, informing the appropriate physicians and utilizing the available resources
* Communicating significant changes in the patient's status and their responses to treatment in a timely manner
* Effectively using the nursing process to develop, implement and evaluate the patient's plan of care, and updating the plan of care when there are changes in the patient's condition
* Initiating a patient education plan according to the patient's individualized needs, including patient and family instructions
* Demonstrating responsibility and accountability for the completion of assignments, documentations and verification of the care provided 3. Professional Development, Teamwork and Engagement * Serving as a Charge Nurse by demonstrating the ability to assign/delegate patient care appropriately, serving as a resource to other members of the team, handling other administrative duties such as staffing decisions and maintaining patient throughput, leading by example, addressing issues in a timely manner, demonstrating accountability and performing service recovery as needed
* Providing support and information to the Charge Nurse/Manager to ensure adequate staffing and safe patient care
* Promoting a nurturing environment and participating in the professional development of self and others
* Maintaining a positive and constructive attitude and willingly and independently seeking out opportunities to assist other co-workers
* Participating in the precepting/mentoring and professional development of orientees, interns, students and volunteers, setting goals and documenting their progress while maintaining communication with the managers, educators and Team Leaders
* Attending and actively participating in unit staff meetings/huddles
* Attending and participating in educational offerings throughout the year for practice/professional development such as the Nursing Grand Rounds, in-services, conferences and CE Direct
* Successfully completing annual competencies prior to their deadlines
* Completing all assigned audits throughout the year, including documentation and hand hygiene
* Identifying opportunities for quality improvement within the unit and sharing feedback constructively
* Understanding and following the standards and scopes of the nursing practices and adhering to the professional standards described in the ANA Code of Ethics Other duties may be assigned.

Keywords: UNC Healthcare, Chapel Hill , RN Clinical Nurse II - PACU East, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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