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RN NEW GRADUATE NURSE - CARDIOTHORACIC STEPDOWN UNIT - SUMMER 2019 START

UNC Medical Center

Holding a patient’s hand before a procedure. Listening to their concerns with empathy. Comforting a frightened child. These are the qualities UNC Medical Center seeks in their nurses. As one of our trusted nurses, you’ll help men and women get back on their feet while bringing them peace of mind. UNC Medical Center nursing department is as much about kindness and caring for the whole person as it is about medical and technical knowledge.

  • Job Type: Day Shifts, Night Shifts, Per Diem
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
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Success Profile

What do we look for in a Nurse at UNC Medical Center? Below are candidate traits that encompass the Empathy and Expertise needed to provide the exceptional care our patients deserve.

  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Patient
  • Quick-thinking
  • Relationship expertise
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  • Communicator
  • Detail-oriented
  • Enthusiastic
  • Helpful
  • Positive
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Understanding

Rewards

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)

    Vision and Dental insurance is available for employees through the North Carolina Flexible Benefits Program (NC Flex). Different families and individuals have different needs when it comes to health insurance. We offer three different levels of coverage to meet employees' personal needs.

  • Retirement Planning

    Employees can feel secure in their future with a 403b account option. A 403b account functions like a 401k, but is offered by non-profit, religious, and government organizations.

  • PTO

    We're aware of employees’ needs for time off from work, whether for planned rest and recreation, personal illness, or emergencies, and the importance of income continuation during those times.

  • Life & Disability Insurance

    Employees have a variety of options for life insurance and accidental death and disability insurance.

Responsibilities

New Graduate RN needed for Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit/CTSU
Target start date: Summer 2019


This opportunity is for new graduate RN who are currently in their final semester of nursing school or who have graduated within the past 12 months of the anticipated start date and have worked as an RN for less than 6 months. It is expected that candidates be eligible to practice as an RN in North Carolina prior to their start date.

This position is 36 hours per week, day/night and weekend rotation, with self-scheduling to meet individual and department needs. 

The Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit is an intermediate critical care 13-bed unit responsible for the care of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery patients. Nurses in this clinical area have the unique opportunity to care for our specialized surgical population

· Have undergone major cardiac, vascular, or thoracic surgery

· Have undergone heart/lung transplantation or mechanical device implantation

· Have had procedures requiring postoperative telemetry and/or respiratory monitoring.

Nurses also manage patients with ventricular assist devices, including those used for destination therapy and bridge to transplant. In addition RN's gain valuable experience managing intrapleural drainage devices, interpreting cardiac rhythms and monitoring cardiac drips. 

Our Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit offers nurses broad opportunities for education, active involvement and professional growth. In this dynamic clinical unit, inter-professional collaboration and teamwork foster an environment conducive to learning, while allowing all staff opportunities to engage in quality improvement efforts. Unit objectives include exceeding patient/family satisfaction and quality benchmarks in a cost effective manner. We are recruiting for a detailed-oriented RN with a proactive work ethic and strong, effective communication skills across the entire inter-professional team. This position qualifies for an extensive benefit package including PTO hours accrued based on the number of hours hired.


New Graduate Nurses are part of the UNC Medical Center Residency Program (NRP). This program is a yearlong program supporting transition from academia to practice for new graduate nurses. The program is layered on top of orientation to provide mentored clinical relationships which support development as a professional nurse.

Qualifications

Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. Bachelor’s degree in nursing, preferred.

 

Must be enrolled in an accredited program within four years of employment, if hired after January 6, 2014 and obtain a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing or a Master’s degree with a major in nursing within seven years of employment date.

 

Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of North Carolina by the Board of Nursing by the first day of clinical care. Current healthcare provider BLS/CPR certification required.

Primary Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Department: U-11281-CARDIOTHORACIC STEPDOWN UNIT (CTSU)-010

Shift: Rotating

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