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The Clinical Nurse IV practices at the level of an expert
practitioner of nursing as defined by Benner, P. (1984). From
Novice to Expert. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. The nurse at
this level demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with
multiple and complex problems. In addition to demonstrating
clinical leadership on the unit, the Clinical Nurse IV serves as a
resource and system-wide consultant to staff and participates in
endeavors to increase nursing knowledge. The CN IV functions as a
UNC Health Behavioral Health Emergency Department (BHED)
provides care to approximately 5,000 patients annually. The
department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the new
state of the art Emergency Department Transitional Unit, the BHED
can accommodate up to 42 beds for patients seeking mental health
care in a patient centered environment. BHED staff partner and work
closely with Emergency Medicine to provide compassionate, quality
mental health care, focusing on the unique needs of patients and
families which may include those struggling with mental illness
and/or substance use disorders.
Clinical Nursing Practice - Promotes an environment that values
diversity, open communication, teamwork and exceptional service.
Ensures that appropriate care and services are available to
patients, clients and families for assigned shift. Facilitates
interdisciplinary collaboration in patient/client care planning to
achieve desired patient outcomes. Coordinates care with
interdisciplinary team members. Demonstrates and role models
clinical expertise in specified patient population and shares
expertise with other staff. Promotes and ensures the use of the
nursing process to provide quality patient care. Assesses and
anticipates patient and family learning needs and organizes
resources to ensure that they are met. Performs bedside point of
care testing as required for patient care plan.
Education and Professional Development - Coordinates, designs
and implements educational programs to meet identified learning
needs of staff, patients and families. Promotes and ensures staff
participation in continuing education, orientation, competency,
in-service and staff development offerings. Participates in
development and implementation of competency initiatives. Serves as
an area of specialty consultant in the design of educational
programs. Participates in development of and provides clinical
expertise for patient education materials. Promotes professional
growth of self and staff. Promotes a conducive environment for
learning and provides educational experiences for students.
HR Management - Creates and promotes an environment conducive to
recruiting and retaining staff. Provides feedback to
Manager/Supervisor and Director to assist in hiring, promoting,
transferring and terminating staff. Assists Nurse Manager by
providing assigned staff with performance feedback and opportunity
to set professional goals. Models and promotes behaviors that
effectively give continual feedback to staff and colleagues.
Integrates best practice standards regarding retention of staff in
all aspects of practice.
Operational and Fiscal Management - Establishes and promotes
standards of excellence for areas of responsibility and ensures
consistent implementation by staff. Provides input about trends
related to program development, space needs and fiscal realities.
Ensures appropriate and adequate clinical staffing and skill mix to
meet patient care needs on own shift and upcoming shift.
Effectively uses clinical and financial information to assist Nurse
Manager to establish and meet budgetary goals. Collaborates with
Nurse Manager to implement strategies to increase revenue and
cost-effectively manage personnel, supply and equipment resources.
Evaluates the impact of strategic fiscal changes on quality
outcomes. Assists Nurse Manager to ensure that internal and
external regulatory standards are met or exceeded.
- Research and Performance Improvement - Collaborates with Nurse
Manager to evaluate research that is applicable to practice and
promotes changes in standards of care as appropriate. Guides
research development and implementation. Utilizes resources in
asking research questions and applying appropriate research methods
Shares knowledge with colleagues through publication, presentations
or other means .Develops, implements and evaluates new and creative
approaches to meeting goals. Leads, participates and promotes
performance improvement initiatives that focus on identified
patient safety or quality of care opportunities.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school of professional
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North
Carolina.Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
certificationProfessional certification relevant to the practice
area and on the ANCC Magnet approved list within the probationary
period of employment.
Professional Experience Requirements:
Eighteen (18) months of professional nursing experience in a
tertiary care setting to include didactic and clinical experience
in the area of assignment preferably with charge and precepting
experience in the area of assignment.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
CV topics: Please include evidence of the following categories
as applicable and whenever possible.
Committees, Task Forces, Work Groups
Performance Improvement Projects/Teams & Role
Peer Review and/or Recruitment & Retention Activities
Awards, Recognition and Grants
Relevant Continuing Education
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: ED Psychiatric Area
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Rotating
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No