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Location : UNC Rex Hospital
Department : Emergency Department
Schedule : Full time, 36 hours per week, Nights (7p-7a)
UNC REX Emergency Department includes 40 beds and a dedicated 8
bed behavioral health zone with private rooms. We have 2 major
resuscitation rooms, triage rooms for initial assessment, in
department radiology suite and a decontamination room. Our ED team
cares for patients in all life threatening situations,
less-critical injuries requiring minor treatment, acute and
behavioral health diagnoses. Patients with heart conditions receive
excellent care in the REX ED Chest Pain Center, home of the
Triangle's first accredited chest pain center. Stroke care is
provided to patients by our Joint Commission certified Advanced
Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. The REX ED Leadership team is
focused on team work and positive co-worker recognition for staff
in our fast-paced work environment .
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.
Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others
and supports patient safety initiatives.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional
nursing. One (1) year of nursing experience. If hired after January
6, 2014, must be enrolled in an accredited program 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. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider