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RN Labor & delivery

Job ID: 954845
Facility: The Outer Banks Hospital, Inc.
Location: Nags Head, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About the Outer Banks Hospital
 
Known for the wide expanse of open beaches and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to The Outer Banks Hospital.
 
Situated in Nags Head, we’re driven to provide the highest-quality, compassionate care in a manner that embodies the friendly hospitality that the Outer Banks is renowned for. Our patient survey ratings and team member engagement scores rank among the best in the nation. We may appear small but we’re mighty and are one of only a handful of critical access hospitals in the U.S. to have an accredited cancer program.
 
Voted one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review, we are a partnership between Vidant Health in Greenville, NC and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Chesapeake, VA. We offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services to meet the healthcare needs of our community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to over 250,000 in the summer months.
 
Our campus offers four ORs, a medical/surgical unit, a labor & delivery suite with a dedicated caesarian section OR, a full rehabilitation therapy center, cancer treatment and radiation therapy center, and a 24-hour emergency department.
 
In addition, we are affiliated with the Outer Banks Medical Group comprised of multiple primary care, specialty care, and urgent care practices.  
 
We welcome you to make a difference with us and to become a part of our collaborative and innovative community.

Position Summary

Responsible to provide care in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing-Nurse Practice Act, American Nurses Association Standards of Practice and other standards established by profession/professional groups, regulating bodies/agents. Nursing care will be delivered in accordance with Vidant Health and entity specific nursing policies, procedures and professional standards of care/practice.

Responsible for the provision and coordination of nursing care to include the collection and analysis of assessment data, identification of expected outcomes and development of plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family and other interdisciplinary team members. Identifies interventions to attain expected outcomes, implements the interventions identified in the plan of care, evaluates the progress of the patient/family toward attainment of outcomes, and documents the process. This care includes sensitivity to age specific and unique needs of the patient/family.

Promotes and evaluates the effective functioning of the health care team. Collaborates with health care team members to meet the identified needs of the patient/family throughout the episode of care. Delegates tasks and activities as appropriate and governed by NC Nurse Practice Act.

Responsibilities

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 patient's progress based on expected outcomes and ongoing basis as identified in the patient's 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.
Collaborates with the health care team, shift to shift, discipline to discipline, site to site, in the organization of tasks and activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge according the plan of care.

Delegates appropriate tasks/activities commensurate with educational preparation and demonstrated abilities of the persons supervised.

Communicates effectively with patients/families and other members of the health care team.

Promotes the professional development of self and team members.

Participates in quality and performance improvement efforts.

Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to best meet the patient's health care needs.

Demonstrates team behaviors to support the effectiveness of the health care team and provides feedback to team members as appropriate.

Mentors and develops new graduate or experienced nurses as well as students training in the organization.

Develops and serves in a leadership role at the unit level.

Partners with unit leadership on quality and/or research initiatives to improve patient outcomes.
Professional development model recognizes health care professionals who demonstrate advanced knowledge, critical thinking skills in their professional practice.

Specific criteria describe expected behaviors in five broad categories of professional activities:

Direct patient care/professional practice / preceptorship / mentorship
Patient/family/staff education/initiation of training or project
Leadership
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Special projects/research/ Project management/ Lead Facilitator in an expanded role
with classes, education rollout or project implementation.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors Degree is required.

10 years experience is required.

Current NC RN license or licensure to practice in a participating Nurse Licensure Compact state Health Care Provider is required.

Basic Life Support is required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required: (i.e. supervision, computers, etc.)

Flexibility in scheduling to meet the twenty four (24) hour needs of the patients.

Possess organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

Ability to utilize effective and confidential communication in patient, interdisciplinary, and
staff relationships.

Maintains stable performance levels under conditions of pressure and multiple
demands.

Working knowledge and experience with PC-based applications.

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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