LOCATION : Alamance Regional Medical Center - Cardiac Telemetry 2nd Level
CITY : Burlington
JOB DETAILS :
FTE: 0.9 (36 hours/week)
Schedule: 7a-7p or 11a-11p
On Call: YES
JOB SUMMARY :
Serves as a department leader, clinical expert for the patient population served, and as an educator and resource for staff. Assesses, plans, implements, documents, organizes, prioritizes, delegates, supervises and coordinates the care of neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric patients as prescribed within the parameters of the NC Nurse Practice Act and hospital complex.
BSN with a Master's degree in health related field or RN to MSN degree from an approved program required
2 years as a Registered Nurse.
RN - Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.
BLS (CPR) - AHA Health Care Provider BLS
Certification is required in a clinical specialty as defined by National Certification requirements.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES :
Provides nursing care via the nursing process for data analysis, development, implementation & evaluation of nursing care. Interviews patient to obtain pertinent medical & surgical history, current medications, treatment plan & preparation for examination. Performs age specific assessments to collect pertinent data. Consistently recognizes & acts upon subtle changes in patient status, anticipating their needs while collaborating with the health care team. Develops & documents plan of care from assessment data including discharge planning in collaboration with patient, significant others, & health care providers. Implements interventions in a manner to maintain patient dignity, privacy, confidentiality & safety. Defines measurable outcomes based on database & ongoing evaluations of patient response to interventions. Identifies variances to expected outcomes & intervenes to optimize outcomes. Involves patient, significant others, & health care providers in evaluation process (i.e. Patient satisfaction surveys, follow-up calls & CQI). Assists patient & significant others in identifying & securing appropriate services & educational opportunities available to address health-related needs while providing emotional & psychological support to patients & family (i.e.: Referrals, Consults, Lab & Radiology Services, Support Groups & teaching materials). Demonstrates advanced competencies & critical thinking skills in daily practice. Identifies & implements educational needs for patients/significant others. Educates staff regarding the nursing process, & the use of clinical pathways as collaborative practice & interdisciplinary care tool. Intervenes & implements system changes to optimize department & patient outcomes. Performs needs assessments (formally & informally) to identify opportunities to improve staff education, clinical competence, quality of care, or research opportunities & leads or participates in initiatives to address those needs. 30 %
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, updating policies as needed. Demonstrates knowledge of department QI plan. Demonstrates understanding of resource management and implements opportunities to increase efficiency. 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). Recognizes opportunities for QI processes, participates in design and implementation of QI processes. Demonstrates knowledge of evidence based practice standards and collaborates with Clinical Nurse Specialist to incorporate these changes into practice, coaching and mentoring other staff to do the same. 25 %
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. 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. Participates in learning needs assessments. 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. 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. Participates in the evaluation of department based preceptor development plan. 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 a 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. Demonstrates expertise in collaboration, negotiation, and conflict management. Adheres to maintenance requirements for the Professional Nurse Advancement Program. 10 %
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.
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