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RN New Graduate Nurse - Medical Observation Unit

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Burlington
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 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.New Graduate Nurse needed for the Medical Observation Unit. This opportunity is for the new graduate nurse who is currently in the final semester of nursing school or has graduated within the past 12 months of the anticipated start date and has worked as an RN for less than 6 months. It is required for the applicant to pass the NCLEX exam and be a licensed RN prior to the first day of employment.-1 Memorial is a 25-bed Medical Observation Unit which provides care to an adult observation population patients with a variety of medical diagnoses to include cardiology work up; COPD exacerbation; intravenous therapy; and abdominal pain work up. The environment is fast paced and requires a great deal of interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. The team facilitates admissions, treatments, transfers, and discharges of patients. The unit is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.New Graduate Nurses are part of the Medical Center Residency Program. This program is yearlong, supporting transition from academia to practice for new nurses. The program is layered on top of orientation to the unit to provide mentored clinical relationships which support development as a professional nurse.This is 36 hours / week; 12 hour shifts; day/night weekday and weekend rotation.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 by the day of clinical care.
? Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
? No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job DetailsLegal Employer:-STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: UNCH Observ Unit Main Campus-Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00Work Schedule: RotatingLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Burlington , RN New Graduate Nurse - Medical Observation Unit, Healthcare , Burlington, North Carolina

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