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RN CN II New to Operating Room - New Graduates and Experienced RN's

Job ID: 1474
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

Job Description


RN  New to Operating Room  New Graduates and Experienced RN's 

 "New to the Operating Room"  *This will be an appointment-only event. 

Those interested in attending must submit an application. A Recruiter will review all applications and contact qualified candidates to schedule interviews. 

Please include a cover letter that includes your knowledge of OR nursing and a paragraph why you are applying to this training program to become a OR nurse.

 This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced nurses pursuing professional practice in the operating room. This will be an opportunity to meet with the Perioperative team to hear about our exciting program, talk to some of our new graduates, and see a virtual tour of our facilities. OR nurses that have successfully completed the residency program. This will include UNC Medical Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center and UNC Hillsborough locations. This NTOR program is a 6-month curriculum utilizing AORN’s Periop 101, didactic classroom instruction, simulation lab practice, and hands on clinical preceptorship. In addition to the daily schedule, expectations will include completion of all modules, homework, evaluations, and achieving a passing score on the final exam. Each nurse will spend time on the main campus for class and simulations and will participate in clinicals at their home facility. You can expect to spend intensive training/clinical time the first 10 weeks and will then rotate through multiple specialty services at your home site before graduation from the program learning both the circulating and/or scrub roles (dependent on location). Specialty team assignments are congruent with individual preference and team fit. Orientation schedules are subject to adjustment per student or department request. You can expect to work on complex cases with a team of passionate and collegial OR professionals, utilizing the best patient care models.

 UNC Hospitals has earned the distinguished Magnet designation that recognizes nurses for their excellence and provides professional growth opportunities. UNCH Main Campus The Main campus is a level one trauma academic facility and includes 26 operating rooms. It is a very fast-paced environment offering multiple service lines. We are proud to be on the cutting edge of technology for a number of surgical procedures. Our specialty procedures include cochlear implants, organ transplants, bariatric procedures, open-heart surgeries, ECMO, endovascular surgeries, flap reconstructive surgeries, stereotactic and image guided neuro surgeries, da Vinci® robotic surgeries, and Hyperthermia Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) just to name a few. UNCH is also a regional burn center. In Fiscal Year 2018 there were 35,831 cases completed in our division. There are a number of specialty teams available and primary shifts are 7a-530p. Weekend, Holiday, and call coverage is an expectation and a 40 minute response time is required. Duties will include scrubbing and circulating roles. Clinical ladder is available for advancement. 

Children’s Hospital The children’s hospital is a level 1 pediatric trauma academic facility which includes 6 operating rooms. Specialties include minimally invasive surgery, general, ENT, GU, orthopedic, neurosurgery, plastics, dental, cochlear implants, cleft lip/palate repair, fetal surgery, and burn surgery. The COR is also included in our regional burn center. The COR performs approximately 5,000 cases per year. 

Hillsborough Hospital Campus UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus includes 8 operating rooms and is looking for an energetic and positive nurse to join our team. Duties will include circulating and/or scrubbing in General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Orthopaedics (total joint and spine) and Neurosurgery. UNC Hillsborough places a great deal of emphasis on customer service, patient experience, and teamwork.

 Ambulatory Surgery Center The Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is a freestanding surgical facility that is located in Chapel Hill near UNC Hospitals’ medical center. The ASC provides surgical care to both pediatric and adult patients. The ASC supports these services: orthopedics, ENT/OHN, plastics, general laparoscopic, general oncology, urology and dental with over 7000 cases completed each year. The ASC is looking for experienced RN's and new graduate applicant candidates with a passion for excellence and desire to help build a great team. Upon completion of the NTOR program, the ASC offers 40 hours per week, 10 hour shifts x 4, 7 am to 530 pm, Monday through Friday. No weekends, holidays or call. 

Upon completion of training and/or orientation the work shift will be: 40hr/week Monday - Friday 7am - 5:30pm w call 

This opportunity is for new graduate RN's who are currently in their final semester of nursing school or who have graduated within the past 12 months of their anticipated start date and have worked as an RN for less than 6 months. It is required that candidates will have their North Carolina RN license prior to their start date. For experienced RN’s: 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 nursing experience 

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

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.

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from a school of professional nursing.
● If hired after January 6, 2014, must be enrolled 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.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of nursing experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer:

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit:  

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Non -Exempt

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