New Graduate RN needed for Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. This is a 36 hour/week position, day/night and weekend rotation, with flexible self-scheduling and is eligible for an extensive benefit package.
The 16-bed Neuroscience ICU was created to have the ability to provide comprehensive Neuro-Specialty Care. The Neuroscience team of patient care providers work closely together to provide the most compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients. Patient illnesses include ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, brain tumors, epilepsy, spine injury, neuromuscular illness, neurodegenerative illness, neurotrauma, and central nervous system infections. We also have the honor of being a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center. Also, UNC Hospitals is the first hospital in the N.C to receive Comprehensive Stroke Center designation.
NSICU strengths: We offer a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, with talented surgeons, knowledgeable medical physicians, intelligent nurse practitioners, and self-motivated nurses. We thrive in a challenging work environment that promotes critical thinking and unlimited learning opportunities. We are seeking candidates who will provide excellence in patient care, inspire teamwork, eager to learn, and possess exceptional customer service skills.
The NSICU has also received the 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 Beacon designation demonstrate excellence in sustained unit performance and patient outcomes.
This opportunity is for new graduate RN’s who are currently in their final semester of nursing school or who have graduated from nursing school within the past 12 months of the anticipated start date (February-April 2020) and have worked as an RN for less than 6 months. It is expected that applicants will have a nursing (RN) license that allows them to practice in the state of North Carolina prior to the first day of employment.
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.
Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. If hired after January 6, 2014, without a BSN or MSN, must be enrolled in an accredited program within four years of employment, and obtain a Bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing or a Master's degree with a major in Nursing within seven years of employment date.
Also requires a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina prior to the first day of employment and current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider/BLS Provider certification.