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Job ID: PSY000RT
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Clinical Nurse IV (CN IV) needed for Psychotic Disorders Unit
The Psychotic Disorders Unit located on 3 Neuroscience is a 18-bed unit designated for the diagnosis and treatment of psychotic disorders. Nursing is a vital part of an interdisciplinary treatment team which completes assessments, targeted treatments, and medication management within a mental health recovery model. Additionally, nursing care includes assessment and monitoring patients for emotional support during stressful events. Nursing provides groups and patient /family education.
The Clinical Nurse IV practices at the level of an expert practitioner of nursing as defined by Benner, P. (1984). From Novice to Expert. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. The nurse at this level demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with multiple and complex problems. In addition to demonstrating clinical leadership on the unit, the Clinical Nurse IV serves as a resource and system-wide consultant to staff and participates in endeavors to increase nursing knowledge. The CN IV functions as a clinical leader and reports directly to the Nurse Manager.
This is a 40 hours per week position, rotating shifts, flexible scheduling to meet both administrative and clinical needs of the unit.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. Eighteen (18) months of professional nursing experience in a tertiary care setting to include didactic and clinical experience in the area of assignment preferably with charge and precepting experience in the area of assignment.
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification.
Professional certification relevant to the practice area and on the ANCC Magnet approved list preferred at the time of applying for position and required to obtain within the probationary period of employment.
The CN IV applicant should provide evidence of clinical nursing leadership and professional behaviors. A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a letter of recommendation from a professional nursing colleague are required and should be attached at time of application.
The CV should include evidence of the following categories whenever possible.
Committees, Task Forces, Work Groups
Performance Improvement Projects/Teams and Role
Peer Review and / or Recruitment and Retention Activities
Awards, Recognition and Grants
Relevant Continuing Education
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