floor Intermediate Care/Urology Nursing Department is a 45-bed department
located on the East and West sides of the 4th floor. A cardiac monitoring
system is located in each nursing station and is manned 24hours a day by the
monitor tech at the Centralized Telemetry Department located at a remote
location. The nursing stations are centrally located on the East and West sides
of the 4th Floor with a conference room, clean storage rooms, nourishment/medication
rooms, dirty storage, and clean supply rooms. The 4th Floor Nursing Department
specializes in the care and treatment of adult to geriatric patients with heart
and pulmonary disease, and urology and general surgery. Many of our patients are
of higher acuity, which require frequent assessments, monitoring of vital
signs, provision of medications, and treatments. Telemetry monitoring is
available for all patients.
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.
RN - Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.
BLS (CPR) - AHA Health Care Provider BLS
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
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.
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
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
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
Integrity - Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to do what is ethically
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
Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or;
10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or; greater
than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time)
to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human
Respirator Fit Testing
• Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding
• Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume
• Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
• Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
• Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and
• Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual CBLs (Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance)
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)
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