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Job ID: NUR00Q8S
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Rotating

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Job Description


Per Diem RN needed for Emergency Department

The UNC Health Care Emergency Department is a designated Level I Trauma Center serving as North Carolina’s primary referral hospital as well as also serving as the community hospital for Chapel Hill/ Orange County. UNC Hospitals is also recognized as a verified Burn Center, Joint Commission accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, and AHA Gold Level facility for the care of STEMI patients.

The Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals cares for patients ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to critical medical and trauma patients ranging in age neonates to elderly. This large number of high acuity patients received in our department contributes to a very challenging and rewarding clinical environment for nurses and other members of our multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

The 80 bed Emergency Department utilizes a pod design with a team staffing format. All rooms have central monitoring capability. The ED is organized in the following functional areas:

Acute Care (Team A & B)
Three Trauma bays (adult/pediatric trauma and resuscitation)
Acute beds equipped for cardiac and invasive monitoring
Psychiatric/crisis rooms
Team C is the home of our progressive evaluation area which enables patients to be triaged and diagnostic studies initiated based on defined protocols.
Team D for less acute illness and injury
SANE exam room (for sexual assault exams)
Behavioral Health E
Pediatric Emergency Department


Orientation and Education:
To become a member of our emergency nursing staff, you one must have at least one year of nursing experience, this could include ED experience (preferred), one year of critical care / intermediate care or two years of acute care. We will provide training to meet individual needs. The staff orientation to the Emergency Department includes both a 1:1 preceptor program and critical care classes.

Certification such as ACLS, PALS, and TNCC are standard expectations for emergency nurses at UNC Hospitals, and nurses must achieve these certifications within six to twelve months after employment. Emergency care at UNC Hospitals offers emergency nurses opportunities not available at every hospital. This includes Community outreach programs such as injury prevention programs and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) team.

This is a per diem position which requires a commitment to provide availability to work at least 24 hours / month and at least one summer and one winter holiday. As a per diem employee you do not receive benefits and you are considered an at-will employee. The shifts are typically 12 hours and include rotating days, nights and weekends with flexible self-scheduling to meet the needs of the RN and unit. The per diem position requires you to have at least one year of ED experience.




Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification. One (1) year of relevant and current experience required.

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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