RN - Medical-Surgical - As Needed - Ahoskie, NC

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Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital



Vidant Health

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Position Summary

A Staff Nurse assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care which is population specific for patients in his/her assigned unit or clinical settings, while providing care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships with patients and families.


Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population. Systematically assesses patient's overall clinical status. Acquires and evaluates clinical data from studies, measurements, and monitoring, with consideration for the age and diagnosis of the patient, and reports to/consults with MD as needed.
Initiates a nursing care plan upon admission identifying primary problem, other active problems, goals and interventions. Updates care plan at least once per shift relative to the progress toward goals and progress toward meeting discharge criteria. Initiates nursing care, evaluating and monitoring patients' responses to such care, and modifying the prescribed therapy, involving MD when warranted, to achieve desired therapeutic objectives.
Provides records all patient and family education based on learning assessment in patient medical record. Identifies need for and initiates referrals as dictated by patient status. Provides nursing and ordered therapeutic interventions according to current standards of care.
Continually seeks to improve quality of services provided and actively participates in unit based as well as hospital and or Vidant Health quality initiatives.
Demonstrates financial stewardship by carefully and responsibly assisting in the management of the financial well-being of our organization through submission and implementation of cost-saving ideas, avoidance of waste in supply and/or medication use, adherence to staffing matrixes and effective time management and prioritization.
Demonstrate use and application of the RELATE model for communication every patient, every family, every time. Provides records all patient and family education in patient medical record. Incorporates department protocol driven care appropriately to direct clinical practice. Uses universal precautions appropriately and performs proper hand washing according to infection control policy. Maintains confidentiality of patient information. Uses department scripts to effectively communicate with other departments, patients, families, coworkers and students in person or over the phone.
Participates in life support activities as required, responding to RRT and Code Blue emergencies as per unit department protocol. Uses Red Rules and Patient Safety Behaviors to provide safe patient care.
Demonstrates effective computer skills for electronic charting, billing as appropriate for department and order processing.
Participates in Inservice Education, Patient Rounds Conferences and obtains education contact hours necessary to maintain licensure. Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing growth and self development by independently seeking learning opportunities throughout employment at RCH. Actively participates on Staff Action Team.
As directed by the supervisor may have additional responsibility as charge nurse and or preceptor for students and/or new employees.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina or temporary North Carolina licensure or meet requirements to hold RN licensure in a compact state.

American Heart Association issued CPR Healthcare Provider Certification.

ACLS certification if home unit is ICU, OR, or ED; NRP if home unit is OB; PALS if home unit is ED or PACU.?? If not current at time of hire, must complete and maintain within first 6 months of employment.

CPI training if home unit is ED, Northside or Stepping Stones.?? If not current at time of hire, must complete and maintain within first 6 months of employment.

Other Information

This is a PRN position.  As Needed.  All shifts are available.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Jones, Recruiter

Email: gloria.jones@vidanthealth.com

Tel: (252) 209-3390


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