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RN CLINICAL NURSE II - 7 EAST/ BARIATRICS AND THORACICS

Job ID: NUR00RAW
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: REX HEALTHCARE
Status: Full-time
Shift: Night Job

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Job Description

Description


Position: Clinical Nurse II
Schedule: Full time, 36 hours/ week
Shift: Nights, 7p-7a

Department Description:
 
7 East includes 10 beds serving acute care pediatric patients that range in age from 3 days old to 17 years of age. The most common pediatric diagnoses include: ENT procedures, failure to thrive, respiratory illnesses, hyperbilirubemia. Assessment of patient conditions includes physical and historical data related to patient presenting complaint/procedure. Medical and nursing staff provide direct services using Pediatric Hospitalist Model and Family Centered Care.

7 East is an 18 bed mixed-acuity unit specializing in the care of bariatric surgical, general surgical and thoracic surgical patients. Remote telemetry is offered, per MD order, for all patients. Assessment of patient conditions includes physical and historical data related to patient presenting complaint/procedure. Surgical and nursing staff provide direct services.

7 East is staffed with Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Health Unit Coordinators, and Clinical Support Technicians 24 hours/day. Staffing varies according to census, acuity and activity.

Support services 24 hours/day include Respiratory, Laboratory, Pharmacy and other diagnostic services; Social Services, Nutrition Services, Case Management, Pastoral Care, and Home Care.

Job Responsibilities: 
 
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

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.

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.
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