RN Clinical Nurse II - Medical Surgical / Outpatient / Cardiac Recovery

UNC Health

UNC Health

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Smithfield, NC, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Job Description


*This position qualifies for our UNC Health Johnston Incentive Program, which offers up to a $20,000.00 commitment incentive (4 year commitment) w/ BSN with at least 1 year of nursing experience and up to $16,000.00 commitment incentive (4 year commitment) w/ADN with at least 1 year nursing experience. Or Tuition Loan Forgiveness -up to $25,000 paid over four (4) years

Learn more about our UNC Health Johnston Incentive Program here: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/johnston-incentive-program

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

2nd Brightleaf/Cardiac Recovery Department Description:

UNC Health Johnston 2nd Brightleaf/Cardiac Recovery Department includes 18 inpatient and observation beds, 6 outpatient rooms and 11 Cardiac Recovery rooms. In our inpatient/observation rooms, we provide acute routine level of care to patients with cardiac diseases, respiratory diseases, and other diagnosis’. In our outpatient rooms, patients come for blood transfusions, IV antibiotics, wound dressing changes, IV fluids, etc. 2nd Brightleaf is a unique department that works together with our Cardiac Recovery department. We cross train our team to work in all areas. Our Cardiac Recovery department delivers high quality care to our post left and right heart cath patients, arteriograms, pacemakers, carotid stenting, and many other cardiovascular procedures. Our 2nd Brightleaf department is the Stroke and Chest Pain Unit for our organization. UNC Johnston is a Stroke, Chest Pain, and STEMI accredited facility by Joint Commission. Our 2nd Brightleaf/Cardiac Recovery team consists of Registered Nurses and Patient Care Assistants that are committed to provide excellent, compassionate, and innovative care for our growing community.


Provides competent clinical nursing care consistent with professional standards. Reporting and accountable to the Nurse Manager/Director, the Clinical Nurse is responsible for coordinating and delivering patient care utilizing the nursing process in a hospital setting.

1. Education - Participates in identifying and meeting learning needs of self. Attends education programs based on identified learning needs. With assistance, uses patient education materials relevant to patient population. Assesses readiness to learn of the patient/family/caregivers. Assesses developmental level of patient and factors affecting ability to learn.
2. Evaluation of Care - Identifies expected patient outcomes. Seeks guidance as needed in revision of plan of care. Participates in discussion with members of the interdisciplinary team in evaluation of patient care. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.
3. Implementation - Demonstrates competence in care of patients with complex problems, including population-appropriate physical, psychosocial, educational and safety aspects of care. Performs bedside point of care testing as required for patient care plan. Utilizes healthcare organization and nursing standards, policies and procedures in delivery of care. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs. Consults with appropriate resources in a timely fashion regarding patients with complex care issues, unusual teaching needs and/or those at high risk for discharge planning.
4. Leadership - With assistance, develops goals to promote professional growth or minimize limitations. Achieves goals and objectives within identified time frame or renegotiates with supervisor. Is knowledgeable about activities which facilitate intra/interdepartmental collaboration. Participates in development and achievement of unit goals and performance improvement activities. Effectively uses communication systems. Participates in promoting cost-effective care. Gives feedback to co-workers. Is aware of public policy and regulatory guidelines affecting the health care environment. Promotes a safe, clean and secure hospital environment for all.
5. Patient Assessment - Recognizes data from complex situations to determine priorities for care. Includes appropriate physical, psychosocial, education and safety needs. Synthesizes assessment data into meaningful whole prior to communication to others. Assesses and anticipates discharge needs of individual patients and families. Develops relationships with families that promote their ability to advocate for the patient and their own needs.
6. Planning - Collaborates with patient/family to prepare or update the plan of care. Makes use of available multidisciplinary resources in planning care. Begins to use full range of communication as a means to convey planning. Identifies and addresses cultural and ethnic issues in planning patient care. Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks for patients with complex problems.
7. Research - Reads journals that contain studies or articles that may be applicable to practice. Brings ideas and questions to the staff at large for assessment of applicability.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from a school of professional nursing.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One (1) year of nursing experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: 2nd Brightleaf

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Salary Range: $30.75 - $37.80 per hour (Minimum to Midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email applicant.accommodations@unchealth.unc.edu if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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