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RN CLINICAL NURSE II - PRIME SURGICAL SUITES

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Job Description

OR RN-OR experience required; Orthopedic experience preferred

Location:  Granite Falls, NC

M-F/hours variable

Provides competent clinical nursing care consistent with professional standards. Reporting and accountable to the Nurse Manager/Director, the Clinical Nurse II is responsible for coordinating and delivering patient care utilizing the nursing process in a hospital setting.

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 discharge planning.

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 problems.

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.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:
Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Current BCLS or BLS certification. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina

Work Experience:
One year of previous experience preferred. ICU and Telemetry will require additional work experience.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Demonstrates ability to interact effectively with patients, families and others. Demonstrates an attitude of cooperativeness and team spirit. Provides evidence of professional values and ethics via reference.

Physical Requirements:
Meets employee health requirements of Caldwell Memorial and registered nurse health requirements of North Carolina Board of Nursing. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time in order to provide patient care. Must be able to turn and position patients. Must be physically able to perform CPR. Must have visual acuity to assess patient, transcribe physician orders, read medication administration record and other chart forms. Must have adequate hearing to hear patient call bells and communication with physicians and other health care personnel by telephone (hearing impaired phone may be used). Must have manual dexterity adequate to establish IV infusion sites, manipulate tubing, solutions and other patient care equipment/supplies. Moderate physical exertion is required, including but not limited to moving, lifting and transferring patients. Must be able to lift and support a minimum of 50 lbs. Must be able to lift and support a minimum of 150 lbs with assistance. Under certain circumstances lifting devices and equipment as well as additional personnel may be required. 

Primary Location: Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

Department: CALD-108681-PRIME SURGICAL SUITES

Shift: Day Job

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