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Clinical Nurse II - PRN
Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures for the Vascular Access Team. Provide nursing services to patients and familie s in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.Nurses hired into this limited benefited classification will commit towork a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursing department.
Vascular Access Team (VAT) Unit Overview
The VAT employees experienced nurses with the ability to function autonomously within a team framework as duties are preformed throughout many departments within the facility. Duties include insertion and trouble shooting of vascular access devices including peripheral IV's and PICCs. The ability to effectively teach vascular access device care and maintenance to patients, family and staff is necessary as this is an integral part of the position. The ability to apply infusion nursing principles to multivariate clinical scenarios adds diversity and challenge. Various opportunities for clinical ladder advancement and research also exist in this position.
Will require CRNI or VA-BC certification within 2 years of start date
Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures.
Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care
.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers
.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of pa tients or an entire unitas assigned
.Monitor and initiate corrective acti on to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and material r esources
.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requ ired competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassi stance or educational offerings
.Act as preceptor and support the develop ment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and in performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties incident al to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practic al nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing p rocessKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their fam iliesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativel yAbility to establish and maintain effectiveworking relationshipsAbilit y to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare te am, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach pa tients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformatio n, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,in terventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to us e computer and learn new software programsAble to document and communica te pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsA bility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbili ty to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre -employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state ofNorth Carolina. BLS required.
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