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Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Status: Full-time
Shift: Rotating

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Job Description


Abdominal Transplant/Urology/Plastic Surgery Acute Care Unit


We are a 15-bed unit dedicated to caring for patients who require abdominal

organ transplantation, urology and plastic surgery patients.  Our patient care

team delivers highly specialized cutting-edge care.  Each year, we perform over

125 kidney, pancreas, and liver transplants.  Our transplant program is certified

by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and is one of the most

accomplished and dedicated transplant teams in the region.  We strive to

improve clinical outcomes through an interprofessional approach of education,

research, and clinical medicine.


We are the inpatient home for the nationally ranked UNC Urology.  We have

partnered with the physicians to deliver individualized care in a coordinated and

compassionate manner.  Our expert specialists adhere to the most advanced

techniques and utilize the most recent technologies to provide the highest quality

and most efficient medical care for our patients.


In addition to urology and abdominal transplants, our staff cares for high-risk

plastic surgery patients requiring reconstructive grafts and surgery related to

tissue injuries.  These patients have complex wound management needs,

which our expert staff manages. 


Transplant 5 West Strengths:  We are the top performers in patient

satisfaction and quality metrics.  There are many opportunities to learn and

professionally develop within the constantly evolving world of abdominal

transplant, urology and plastic surgery. 


This unit has also received the Beacon Award for Excellence designated

by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).  The AACN

created the Beacon designation to recognize individual units that have set a

path to excellence in an effort to highlight critical care units that distinguish

themselves in every facet of patient care.  Recipients of a Beacon designation

demonstrate excellence in sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. 


This position is for 36 hours/week rotating shifts but the need is primarily

nights.  This position qualifies for an extensive State benefit package.



Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. One (1) year of nursing experience. If hired after January 6, 2014, without a BSN or MSN, 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.

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