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
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.
- Good listener
- Relationship expertise
- Team player
I’m really proud of our shared governance model. It’s about empowering nurses to make the decisions about how we administer care and making sure changes come from the bottom up as opposed to the top down. It gives nurses a voice.
Katherine Moore, Clinical Nurse IV, 5 Bed Tower at UNC Medical
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.
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.
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.
New Graduate RN needed for Medicine Progressive Care Unit (MPCU)
Tentative start date: February 25, 2019
This opportunity is for new graduate RN's 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 will be eligible to practice as an RN in North Carolina prior to their first day of employment.
This position is 36 hours per week, day/night and weekend rotation, with self-scheduling to meet individual and department needs. This position qualifies for an extensive benefit package including accruing up to 230 hours per year of PTO.
The Medicine Progressive Care Unit is a 24-bed unit that has expanded and relocated to a newly renovated area. Each of the renovated rooms have state-of-the-art equipment and promote efficiency and excellence in patient care. This unit receives patients with a wide range of medical and pulmonary diagnoses and has the capability to have up to six vented patients. Previous experience with vents and cardiac rhythm interpretation preferred but not required.
The MPCU has received the Gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence designated by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) The AACN created the Beacon designation to recognize individual units that have set a path to excellence in an effort to highlight critical care units that distinguish themselves in every facet of patient care. Recipients of a Gold Beacon designation demonstrate excellence in sustained unit performance and patient outcomes.
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.
Please remember to submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity.
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-11351-MEDICINE PROGRESSIVE CARE UNIT-010