Full-Time RN Clinical Nurse IV – OR Educator
This position qualifies for our UNC Medical Center Operating Room Incentive Program, which includes up to $10,000 sign-on bonus and $20,000 commitment incentive. In addition, this position is also eligible for up to $10,000 in relocation assistance (based on location) and our employee referral program. Learn more about our UNC Hospitals RN Incentive Program here:https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/chp-or-incentive
RN Clinical Nurse IV – OR Educator
Mon.-Fri. 7am- 3:30pm, no call required. Primarily education focus, with some clinical staffing requirements.
Candidate preferred to have OR, Preop, and PACU experience, or experience in a community hospital or ambulatory surgical center setting.
State Benefits and Retirement packages
**Please include a comprehensive CV and letter of recommendation with application (see details listed below)
CV should have evidence of the following categories whenever possible:
– Work History
– Educational Preparation
– Course/Skill Certifications
– Professional Certifications
– Professional Involvement
– Professional Memberships
– Committees, Task Forces, Work Groups
– Performance Improvement Projects/Teams & Role
– Peer Review and/or Recruitment & Retention Activities
– Community Involvement
– Awards, Recognition and Grants
– Relevant Continuing Education
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The Surgical Services Clinical Nurse IV practices at the level of an expert practitioner of nursing as defined by Benner, P. (1984). From Novice to Expert. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. The nurse at this level demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with multiple and complex problems. In addition to demonstrating clinical leadership in Surgical Services, the Clinical Nurse IV serves as a resource and hospital-wide consultant to staff and participates in endeavors to increase nursing knowledge.
1. Clinical Nursing Practice – Promotes an environment that values diversity, open communication, teamwork and exceptional service. Ensures that appropriate care and services are available to patients, clients and families for assigned shift. Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in patient/client care planning to achieve desired patient outcomes. Coordinates care with interdisciplinary team members. Demonstrates and role models clinical expertise in specified patient population and shares expertise with other staff. Promotes and ensures the use of the nursing process to provide quality patient care. Assesses and anticipates patient and family learning needs and organizes resources to ensure that they are met. Performs bedside point of care testing as required for patient care plan.
2. Education and Professional Development – Coordinates, designs and implements educational programs to meet identified learning needs of staff, patients and families. Promotes and ensures staff participation in continuing education, orientation, competency, in-service and staff development offerings. Participates in development and implementation of competency initiatives. Serves as an area of specialty consultant in the design of educational programs. Participates in development of and provides clinical expertise for patient education materials. Promotes professional growth of self and staff. Promotes a conducive environment for learning and provides educational experiences for students.
3. HR Management – Creates and promotes an environment conducive to recruiting and retaining staff. Provides feedback to Manager/Supervisor and Director to assist in hiring, promoting, transferring and terminating staff. Assists Nurse Manager by providing assigned staff with performance feedback and opportunity to set professional goals. Models and promotes behaviors that effectively give continual feedback to staff and colleagues. Integrates best practice standards regarding retention of staff in all aspects of practice.
4. Operational and Fiscal Management – Establishes and promotes standards of excellence for areas of responsibility and ensures consistent implementation by staff. Provides input about trends related to program development, space needs and fiscal realities. Ensures appropriate and adequate clinical staffing and skill mix to meet patient care needs on own shift and upcoming shift. Effectively uses clinical and financial information to assist Nurse Manager to establish and meet budgetary goals. Collaborates with Nurse Manager to implement strategies to increase revenue and cost-effectively manage personnel, supply and equipment resources. Evaluates the impact of strategic fiscal changes on quality outcomes. Assists Nurse Manager to ensure that internal and external regulatory standards are met or exceeded.
5. Research and Performance Improvement – Collaborates with Nurse Manager to evaluate research that is applicable to practice and promotes changes in standards of care as appropriate. Guides research development and implementation. Utilizes resources in asking research questions and applying appropriate research methods Shares knowledge with colleagues through publication, presentations or other means .Develops, implements and evaluates new and creative approaches to meeting goals. Leads, participates and promotes performance improvement initiatives that focus on identified patient safety or quality of care opportunities
Additional Responsibilities (include, but not limited to): A. Assign and delegate preceptor responsibilities. Assess effectiveness of preceptors in teaching. Determine learning needs of preceptors and provide guidance to preceptors to improve teaching skills. B. Develop unit/team orientation calendar. Assign orientee daily staffing assignment based on learning needs. C. Facilitate weekly meetings with the orientee (individually) as well as collaboratively with orientee and preceptor and/or manager to assess orientee progress in meeting goals of orientation and assimilation into unit/team. D. Identify areas of improvement and plan remaining orientation accordingly. E. Provide clinical supervision to staff in developing clinical knowledge, skills, and abilities. F. Conduct weekly unit/team staff audits for quality and safety. G. Maintain unit/team staff certification records and promote timely renewal. H. Demonstrate clinical competence in patient care. I. Serve as a clinical resource and role model. J. Promote professional growth of self and staff. K. Promote a conducive environment for learning and provide meaningful educational experiences for staff. L. Participate and/or provide coverage for teaching Periop 101 modules for OR RN Residency program (3 cohorts per year). M. Participate or provide coverage for conducting Division Orientation as necessary.
– Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school of professional nursing.
– Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification. Professional certification relevant to the practice area and on the ANCC Magnet approved list within the probationary period of employment.
Professional Experience Requirements:
– Eighteen (18) months of professional nursing experience in a tertiary care setting to include didactic and clinical experience in the area of assignment preferably with charge and precepting experience in the area of assignment.
– Professional certification relevant to the practice area and on the ANCC Magnet approved list within the probationary period of employment.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Childrens OR
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
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