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Job ID: NUR00QDY
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: REX HEALTHCARE
Shift: Night Job
The Cardiovascular Surgical Stepdown unit is located on the 5th and 6th floors of the Heart and Vascular Hospital. The unit was recently expanded from 24 to 32 beds to accommodate volume increases due to our tertiary specialization. 6 HV stepdown specializes in the care of the cardiac surgical patient, vascular surgical patient, structural heart patient and cardiac medical patient with quality metrics that support Magnet designation.
The design of 6 HV allows for quick access to resources within each workstation. The rooms are all equipped with GE bedside monitors and wall mounted computers for easy access to electronic charts, and ceiling lift rails in each room.
Nurses have quick access to cardiac surgery APP’s, floor assigned pharmacists, multidisciplinary support through daily rounds, and a consistent case management team that follows surgical patients from surgery to discharge evaluating discharge needs daily. The pharmacy concierge delivery program ensures patients have important medications delivered to the bedside before discharge.
The 6HV Leadership team provides an environment that supports personal and professional growth with opportunities to advance up the clinical ladder and a strong support system for new graduate nurses.
Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others and supports patient safety initiatives.
Assesses patient safety needs and condition, including biophysical, psychosocial and age specific needs.
Documents patient's status, according to unit specific policies.
Develops an individualized plan of care utilizing the nursing interventions.
Communication and collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to meet the individual needs of the patient.
Evaluates patient's status, nursing instructions, appropriateness of the nursing plan of care, and outcomes of the care provided.
Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by physician and/or hospital policy, including patient and family instruction.
Adheres to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
Participates in performance improvement and quality improvement activities.
Recognizes, supports, and utilizes evidence based nursing practices.
Satisfactorily completes all unit specific validations.
Performs other duties within the scope of practice as needed.
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.
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 certification.
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.