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RN NEW GRADUATE NURSE - OBSERVATION UNIT - 1 MEMORIAL (FEB/MARCH 2019 START DATE)

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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 the Observation Unit - 1 Memorial

This opportunity is for new graduate RN's who are currently in the final semester of nursing school or who have graduated within the past 12 months of the anticipated start date as well as have worked less than 6 months as an RN. 

This is a 36 hours/week, day/night and weekend rotation, with flexible self-scheduling. It is expected that applicants will have taken the NCLEX exam prior to the first day of employment. Tentative start date:  February-March 2019

Observation Unit - 1 Memorial Unit is a 25-bed Observation Unit. The unit provides care to adult observation patients with a variety of medical diagnoses. The environment is fast paced and requires a great deal of interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. As a member of the team, the nurse facilitates admissions, treatments, transfers and discharges of patients. The unit is open 7 days a week and 24 hours per day.

The staff on this unit will also be cross trained to staff 4 West, a 12-bed Medical Surgical Observation unit which provides care to varied adult population to include observation, extended recovery from PACU, and Medical Surgical acute care patients awaiting an inpatient bed assignment. Both 1 Memorial and 4 West are considered one team working in two locations but under the same management 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-11921-UNCH OBSERVATION UNIT MAIN CAMPUS

Shift: Rotating

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