RN - Pulmonary Progressive Care (Sign-on Bonus Available)
Company: Cone Health
Posted on: January 29, 2019
LOCATION: Moses H. Cone Hospital, Pulmonary Progressive Care CITY: Greensboro, North Carolina JOB DETAILS: Exempt: No FTE: 0.9 (36 hours/week) Shifts Available: Days, Nights, Day/Night Rotation, Per Diem Schedule: 7:00am - 7:00pm or 7:00am - 7:00pm (rotating weekend requirement) On Call: No DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The Pulmonary Progressive Care Unit is a 39 private bed unit with focus on caring for pulmonary patients and palliative care patients. The anticipated staffing ratio will be 1:3 or 1:4 and will be determined based upon work intensity. BASIC PURPOSE: Assesses, plans, implements, documents, organizes, prioritize, delegates, supervises and coordinates the care of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric patients as prescribed within the parameters of the NC Nurse Practice Act and hospital complex. MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES: Provides nursing care via the nursing process for the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.Collects and analyzes patient/significant other data. Completes an admission database and ongoing assessment to include collaboration with patients, significant others and other health care providers. Implements a plan of care for each patient (utilizing clinical pathways where applicable) and individualizes to meet the age specific needs of patients/significant others. Identifies variances and makes adjustments in the plan of care based on evaluation of the plan and effectiveness of nursing interventions. Documents and updates the plan of care, nursing care, nursing interventions and patient response to care, and keeps healthcare team, patients and significant other informed. Contributes to the discharge plan by identifying homecare needs. Recognizes changes in patients? conditions and revises the plan of care appropriately. Demonstrates advanced competencies and critical thinking skills in day to day practice. Identifies and implements PATIENT POPULATION SERVED: Primary: Adult, Geriatric (may occasionally see Adolescent, Pediatric or Neonate patients) WORKING CONDITIONS: Occurs over two-thirds of the time: Exposure to bloodborne pathogens Hazardous waste and/or toxic/caustic chemicals Fumes or airborne particles KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Required: 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 Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written formats. Leadership Skills Medical Terminology Ability to work independently 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". 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. 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. Working knowledge of personal computer and communications technology. Possess knowledge of concepts, procedures and troubleshooting techniques. 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 sustainable. Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the application of tools, test equipment and meters to effectively diagnose equipment problems and/or failures consistently. 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. 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 remain calm and composed in stressful situations (ie: fast paced environment, meeting deadlines/work quotas, etc.) Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to do what is ethically "right". 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. 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 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medium Work: 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 body. Respirator Fit Testing HEARING/VISION: Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding actions needed Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume sounds 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 spatial relationships) 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) EDUCATION: Required: ADN Preferred: BSN Additional Information 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. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING: Required: Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state license A current American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support (BLS) card for Health Care Provider Preferred: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care! 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! Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).
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