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RN - Specials Recovery

Job ID: 1226
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City: Burlington

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Job Description

LOCATION:
Burlington, Alamance Regional Medical Center


WORK
TYPE: Relief


Exempt:
No


SCHEDULE:

FTE:
0.10 (Relief hours/week)


Shift:
Relief


Schedule:
As needed


On
Call: Yes


JOB
SUMMARY:


Assesses,
plans, implements, documents, organizes, prioritizes, delegates, supervises and
coordinates the care of adolescent, adult, geriatric patients as prescribed
within the parameters of the NC Nurse Practice Act and hospital complex.


MAJOR
WORK ACTIVITIES:


Provides
nursing care via the nursing process and data analysis for the development,
implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Interviews patient to obtain
pertinent medical and surgical history, current medications, treatment plan and
preparation for examination. Performs age specific assessments to collect
pertinent data. Identifies needs based on knowledge of growth and development
of adolescents, adults and geriatric patients, records initial database and
ongoing assessment pre-, intra-, and post-procedure. Consistently recognizes
and acts upon subtle changes in patient status, anticipating their needs while
collaborating with the health care team. Develops and documents plan of care
from assessment data including discharge planning in collaboration with the
patient, significant others, and health care providers. Implements
interventions in a manner to maintain patient dignity, privacy, confidentiality
and safety. Defines measurable outcomes based on database and ongoing
evaluations of patient response to interventions. Identifies variances to
expected outcomes and intervenes to optimize outcomes. Involves patient,
significant others, and health care providers in the evaluation process. (i.e.
Patient satisfaction surveys, follow-up calls and CQI). Assists the patient and
significant others in identifying and securing appropriate services and
educational opportunities available to address health-related needs while
providing emotional and psychological support to patients and family. ( i.e.: Referrals,
Consults, Lab and Radiology Services, Support Groups and teaching materials).
Demonstrates advanced competencies and critical thinking skills in day to day
practice. Educates staff regarding the nursing process, and the use of clinical
pathways as a collaborative practice and interdisciplinary care tool. (30%)


Establishes
a caring and therapeutic nurse/healthcare team/patient/significant other
relationships. Recognizes communication barriers, identifies resources and
establishes plans to resolve barriers to communication. Demonstrates
respect for diversity and cultural differences in patient/significant others
related to age, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomics, education,
personality, or other unique variable.Formulate individualized plans to
address individual needs related to diversity, cultural difference or other
unique variables.Advocates for the patient/significant other. Demonstrates
skillful responses to customer needs based on particular context of the
situation. Provides education to staff related to the patient/nurse
relationship. (25%)


Supports
an environment of evidence based practice/research/quality improvement.
Demonstrates knowledge of Shared Governance accountabilities and principles,
supports DSGC directly as a council member or indirectly by keeping
informed of council activities/supporting council decisions, brings forth
issues to council. Demonstrates knowledge of how to access reference documents
containing policies, procedures, standards, and additional resources. Participates
in QI/Research activities based on role and major work activities as outlined
in the research point system guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge of department
QI plan. Demonstrates understanding of resource management and implements
opportunities. Collects QI data and participates in analysis and action plan
development, incorporates changes into practice. Facilitates ongoing activities
to meet and adhere to regulatory standards (HIPAA, TJC, DFS, OSHA). Analyzes QI
data and suggests action plans, incorporates changes into practice and coaches
and mentors others to do so. Recognizes opportunities for QI processes,
participates in design and implementation of QI processes. (20%)


Supervises
other members of the team. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work
environment. Holds self and others accountable for complying with policies,
procedures and standards including dress code and attendance. Provides input
into and supports the precepting and mentoring process. Delegates appropriate
tasks to support staff, ensures completion of delegated tasks and provides
feedback as needed. Demonstrates team spirit and collegiality. Supervises
select personnel in performance/patient care. Participates in preceptor
development courses. Collaborates


with
other RN3s and RN4s to identify, initiate, and evaluate teambuilding
strategies. Recognized as a resource/facilitator for precepting, mentoring,
delegating, team building. Independently performs charge duties. (15%


Demonstrates
personal accountability and effective conflict resolution/negotiation skills.
Demonstrates appropriate use of universal precautions and use of personal
protective equipment. Maintains safe environment and responds
appropriately to emergencies and safety hazards. Promotes positive, supportive,
and professional work environment free of disruptive behavior. Practices, in
all professional relationships, with compassion and respect for the
inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual. Follows Chain of
Command for assistance with issues related to unresolved/problem-solving and/or
conflict resolution. Provides, seeks and receives constructive feedback.
Provides peer to peer feedback and seeks mediation as necessary. Facilitates
building and preserving collaborative and respectful relationships. Adheres to
maintenance requirements for the professional nurse advancement program. (10%)


EDUCATION:

Required:

Associates
Nursing


Preferred:

Bachelors

Additional
Information


Graduate
of a School of Nursing. BSN required or with approval of the VP of Nursing,
experienced RN's with an AD or Diploma with an active plan to obtain their BSN
within four years from date of hire may be considered.


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:

Required:

RN
- Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.


BLS
(CPR) - AHA Health Care Provider BLS


Preferred:

Advanced
Cardiovascular Life Support


Pediatric
Advanced Life Support


KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:


Required:

Personal
Safety - Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and
demonstrates knowledge of how to respond. Always uses appropriate safety
devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe
devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).


Ability
to present information to a group


Oral
and Written Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively through
both oral and written formats.


Leadership
Skills


Medical
Terminology


Ability
to work independently


Accountability
- Takes responsibility for own actions, including the impact of own decisions
on patients and others. Also takes responsibility for actions of any direct
reports, avoiding blame or excuses. Takes appropriate action when anyone in the
organization violates standards or regulations, viewing it as unacceptable to
"look the other way".


Adaptability
- Effectively assesses and adjusts to changes in circumstances, resources, or
environment, using the creativity and flexibility required to remain effective.
Views change as a constant, accepting and adjusting to twists and turns.
Adjusts to the especially unpredictable nature of a healthcare environment,
shifting focus as necessary, and taking reasonable action, even when faced with
various levels of uncertainty.


Communication
- Accepts responsibility for effective two-way communication using clear and
well-organized oral and written techniques. Demonstrates self awareness of
non-verbal messages, keeping verbal and non-verbal messages consistent. Incorporates
recognition of cultural impact on understanding and effectively uses
interpreters and language translation devices.


Computer
Literacy - Working knowledge of personal computer and communications
technology.


Knowledge
of Concepts, Procedures and Techniques - Possess knowledge of concepts,
procedures and troubleshooting techniques.


Problem
Solving - Identifies practices or procedures that are not working effectively
and challenges underlying assumptions. Includes a representative number of
persons when addressing issues (including patients and their families),
resulting in the best resolution from various perspectives. Looks for the root
cause of any problem, resulting in solutions that are enduring and sustainable.


Proficiency
in Tools and Equipment - Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the application
of tools, test equipment and meters to effectively diagnose equipment problems
and/or failures consistently.


Responsiveness
- Reacts promptly when requests are made or situations clearly call for it.
Shifts priorities when a timely response is essential. Actions reflect
sensitivity to patient/customer needs and sense of urgency. Balances speed of
response with safety concerns.


Time
Management - Establishes priorities during routine daily operations, addressing
time-sensitive matters first, while also accomplishing day-to-day tasks and
duties. Effectively triages tasks and events according to urgency level, impact
on patients and outcomes desired under special conditions (e.g., during crises
and emergencies). Makes choices that result in maximum completion of essential
duties and minimum personal stress.


Ability
to work in stressful situations - Ability to remain calm and composed in
stressful situations (ie: fast paced environment, meeting deadlines/work
quotas, etc.)


Integrity
- Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to do what is ethically
"right".


Consistently
tells the truth unless doing so would violate confidentiality or compromise the
safety or privacy rights of patients or others. Behaves in a manner fully
consistent with stated intentions and commitments, even when there is no one to
witness activities. Stands up for what is right even when there are personal
risks or when there are clear rewards for doing otherwise.


Interpersonal
skills - Demonstrates an ability to interact with others in a courteous and
professional manner and establish good working relationships.


Ability
to delegate


Ability
to influence others not under direct control


CONDITIONS
OF EMPLOYMENT


*
Annual flu shot


*
Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)


*
Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate
Compliance


*
Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your
job)


ABOUT
CONE HEALTH:


Cone
Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to
the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life
through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and
technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer
employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued
growth from their first day on. Extraordinary patient care is about being
"high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient
care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is
demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to
be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC
area community. Additionally, as one of the region's largest and most
comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including
six hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers,
four urgent care centers, a retirement community, and more than 100 physician
practice sites. Our tagline - "The Network for Exceptional Care" - highlights
our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 11,000
employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.


Cone
Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our
online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at
866-266-3767 to request an accommodation.
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