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Licensed Practical Nurse - 7 West Acute Care General Surgery

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Job ID: 56671
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

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Job Description

Description

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Unit Description: 

7 West is a 30 bed general surgery/urology unit and the most newly renovated unit in the Patient Tower. Many nurses on 7 West are CMSRN certified and are experienced nurses with UNC REX tenure. The department offers full financial assistance for those committed to obtaining certification for professional development. The leadership team meets at regular intervals with new staff to ensure their professional satisfaction and to encourage professional growth in our Clinical Ladder. New Surgeons are performing innovative procedures, which is exciting for RNs looking to enhance their skills and gain more experience. The team works with patients to educate and progress post-surgery using the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway. 7 West nurses work closely with the wound ostomy care team therefore RNs on our unit learn wound care from the experts. 

Summary:

Provides competent clinical nursing care consistent with professional standards. Reporting and accountable to the Nurse
Manager/Director, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for delivering
patient care utilizing the nursing process in a hospital setting and must work
within the rules of delegation.


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. Recognizes readiness to learn of the patient/family/caregivers. Recognizes developmental level of patient and factors affecting ability to learn. Uses available patient education materials.
2. Evaluation of Care - Recognizes expected patient outcomes. Seeks guidance as needed in revision of plan of care. Participates in discussion with members of the interdisciplinary team in delivery 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 support 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. Reports data to the registered nurse to contribute to the plan of care and communication to others. Collects 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 support the plan of care. Makes use of available multidisciplinary resources in fulfilling care plan. 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 Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from a school of practical nursing.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of nursing experience. Depends on what we want from a ladder perspective.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit: Rex 7 West/General Surg

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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