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Staff Nurse II

Job ID: 937680
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

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.

Responsibilities

1. Provides age specific direct patient care according to unit scope of service: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient.
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.
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.
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 care. Modifies plan of care to assure continuity of care. 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. 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.
9. 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.
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.

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.

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

2 years or more of related experience is required.



FOR EASTCARE TRANSPORT RN's: ACLS, BLS, PALS. NRP, TNCC must be obtained before the end of orientation, One specialty certification for example, CFRN or must be obtained within 2 years of hire is required. 3 to 5 years experience as a RN is required from an ICU or ER setting.

The ability to treat patients under EastCare protocols is determined by the EastCare Medical Director.

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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