RN - Nephrology Unit - Greenville, NC

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928196

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

About 3 South Nephrology

The Nephrology unit cares for adult patients with general medical problems and with the following sub-specialties:

  • Chronic and acute renal failure
  • Infectious disease processes
  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • Diabetes and related long-term problems
  • Nutritional problems
  • Pulmonary disease processes
  • Patients also tend to have problems with depression and other psychosocial issues

The average nurse to patient ratio is 1:6 and work primarily 12 hour shifts. The Nephrology team is looking for RNs who are flexible and a team player. This unit orients a large number of new graduate nurses and student externs so staff must be open to teaching these students and provide a welcoming and encouraging environment. Much of the staff are involved with activities/committees on the unit and in the hospital.

3 South Nephrology is the only inpatient unit that has a "Serenity Room" for its nursing staff. This room provides a place for nurses to relax for a few moments during their shifts. The walls are painted with calming colors, soothing sounds and scents provide a wonderful oasis for the staff to enjoy.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver direct, quality patient care, utilizing a basic clinical skill level and knowledge base.
  • To provide proficient, age specific, professional nursing skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care for assigned patients in accordance with legal, hospital practice and departmental policies and procedures, established standards of nursing care and practice, and as defined by the state of North Carolina.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement Activities.
  • Attends educational programs and staff orientation which promotes personal and professional development.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSN preferred or ADN
  • Current NC RN licensure required
  • BLS Certification - American Heart Association

Preferred Requirements

  • BSN highly preferred (will consider those currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in a BSN program).
  • Prefer acute care inpatient hospital experience.
  • General med-surge experience desired, must be able to assess patients head-to-toe.
  • PCCN or RN-BC certification

Other Information

  • Full-time (36 hours)
  • Unit Shadow required as a part of the interview process.
  • Primarily rotating shifts and every other weekend.

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.

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