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RN - Behavioral Health - PRN

Job ID: 947217
Facility: Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
Location: Ahoskie, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2021

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Job Description

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

Deliver direct, quality patient care, utilizing a basic clinical skill level and knowledge base. Develop, implements and evaluates/revises a plan of care.

Attends educational programs and staff orientation which promotes personal and professional development. Participate in Service Excellence Program.


1. Coordinates the provision of care for patients

Assures healing without harm through use of safety habits and error prevention tools, periodic rounding, and engagement in daily safety huddle.

Obtains and interprets initial and ongoing systematic patient/family assessment data, incorporating information from other appropriate sources.

Uses patient/family assessment data to formulate relevant nursing plan of care.

Collaborates with patient/family/significant others(s) and interdisciplinary team members to mutually formulate realistic and measurable outcomes based on clinical presentation and plan of care.

Collaborates with the patient/family/significant others (s) and interdisciplinary team members to develop an individualized plan of care which includes learning needs to achieve optimal health and well-being and transition across the continuum.

Implements and actions interventions identified in the plan of care with consideration for patients needs across the life span.

Systematically evaluates and documents patients progress based on expected outcomes and ongoing basis as identified in the patients plan of care.

Uses informatics tools, principles, and practices to make health care safer, more effective, efficient, and patient centered by incorporating technologies into nursing practice.
2. Collects and documents data about patients commonly seen on the unit through the following methods: Completes the admission record consistent with policies and interviews patient/significant others to complete health history. Documents overt signs and symptoms that indicate risk situations. Documents physical assessment findings consistent with unit standards. Assesses each patient and significant others at the time of admission to identify individual criteria for discharge. Utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen on the unit. Interprets overt assessment data to determine when patient is at acute physiological and or psychosocial risk. Establishes and documents a database through the use of assessment skills. Identifies patient significant other learning needs.
3. Develops a Plan of Care Develops, with guidance, a plan of nursing action based on an evaluation of existing patient problems, expected patient response, and the interdisciplinary plan of care, and realistic goals outcomes utilizing appropriate human e.g. patient, significant others, other disciplines and material resources to meet bio psycho social and developmental needs. Communicates the plan of care by using methods that include diagnosis, orders, short and long term goals outcomes, and time frames. Plans and implements individualized nursing care appropriate care path and teaching plans for patients, families and or significant others. Documentation of patient care reflects the following characteristics: is precise and well organized is individualized to meet patient need is goal outcome directed clear priorities of care are established is reviewed and revised according to the patient's condition individualizes patient education to reflect individual maturational level. Implements Patient Care.
4. Provides individualized direct patient care within established Vidant Medical Center policies and procedures and Vidant Medical Center nursing philosophy. Provides a therapeutic environment for patient care. Consistently assesses the therapeutic quality of the nurse patient relationship. Does not allow personal feelings to interfere with the delivery of patient care or the maintenance of therapeutic relationships. Demonstrates the ability to recognize when personal conflicts have the potential to interfere with therapeutic relationships.

Provides safe, therapeutic care for assigned patient in accordance with the nursing policies and procedures.
5. Provides safe, therapeutic care for assigned patient in accordance with the nursing policies and procedures. Implements nursing care as directed by the patient plan of Reports changing patient status that affects unit staffing needs to charge nurse. Utilizes an interdisciplinary approach in implementing and coordinating nursing care and sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity. Safely performs and documents the nursing procedures required by the patient assignment consistent with physician's orders and following Vidant Medical Center policy and procedures. Promotes safety awareness on the unit. See Unit Competencies. Seeks out resources when in difficult or new situations. Conscientious of cost containment in all nursing practice activities. Teach and documents patient education based on nursing assessment to meet identified learning needs of patient and/or significant others. Demonstrates appropriate use of equipment and takes initiative to ensure the cleaning, replacing or repairing as necessary.
6. Evaluates the patient's physical and emotional response to care recognizing pharmacological and physiologic response variations: among the young, middle aged and elderly patients; between pediatric and adult patients. Evaluates patient and/or significant others response to care based on a continuing assessment and assists with revisions as needed. Documents the patient's overt response to care using unit specific guidelines. Documents and revises patient plan of care daily based on evaluation of effectiveness of interventions and achievement of patient care goals outcomes. When questioned, gives rationale for action/inaction based on one or more of the following: scientific principle proven practice experience research findings legal implications. Attends patient care conferences and or rounds.
7. Changes practice behavior as a result of QI data. Identifies opportunities for improvement. Participates in problem resolution activities. Participates in data collection per unit QI plan. Demonstrates understanding and documentation of variances.
8. Policies and Procedures. Follows hospital policies and procedures and unit protocols. Supports the philosophy of nursing and the organizational structure. Familiar with job descriptions and legal implications of role.
9. Delegation and Supervision. Delegation process is implemented safely and effectively to produce positive health outcomes. Can serve as a relief charge nurse for assigned shift following orientation to charge nurse role. Adapts to changing patient care and unit situations.
10. Listens to the ideas, opinions and feelings of others. Uses communication interpersonal strategies with individual patients, families, and staff that result in achievement of intended outcomes. Gives and receives constructive feedback with regard to behavior that is related to the achievement of: patient care objectives, and unit objectives. Patient Care Services objectives. Works effectively with others in a team approach. Does not allow personal feelings to interfere with the delivery of patient care or the maintenance of therapeutic relationships.Demonstrates the ability to recognize when personal conflicts have the potential to interfere with therapeutic relationships.
11. Maintains Qualifications: Personal Demonstrates evidence of: effective communication skills initiative problem-solving skills accountability flexibility stress management. Demonstrates and understanding and support of the philosophy and objectives of Vidant Medical Center.
12. Demonstrates competency in basic nursing practice and mastery in the use of nursing process. 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.

Minimum Requirements

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.

Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) required.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) may be required depending on unit requirements.


a. Requires 36 hours to be scheduled per six weeks schedule within identified hours of unit need (see open shifts).

b. The salary for a SP RN Level I is $31 per hour.

c. Education, orientation, and staff meeting time is paid at the employee's alternate rate.

d. New agreements must be completed annually set by VH or as level or unit needs change.

e. Worked hours are obtained by bidding on the open shifts posted after schedule approval for core staff via FlexWork and open shifts posted. No pre-scheduling of hours.

f. SP RN Level I is required to work one weekend shift minimum per 6 weeks schedule. Weekend shift begins at 3 PM on Friday through Monday at 7 AM.

g. Failure to work 36 hours during the six-week schedule for 2 consecutive schedules will result in return to a lower level status and/or termination

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: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 413-9204

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