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Registered Nurse I - Levine Children's Hospital 3K - Medical/Behavioral Observation - FT Days

$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 44568
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030431-Nursing-LCH 3K
Location: Levine Children's Hospital

Overview

This position is sign-on bonus eligible! Experienced RNs are eligible for a bonus of $15,000 for full time positions and $7,500 for part time positions. In addition to the sign-on bonus, new teammates at Atrium Health are eligible for robust benefits packages, paid time off, and a career advancement ladder that rewards you for years of experience within your area of specialty.

Levine Children's Hospital 3K is a 22 bed observation unit.  Our patients are here for a variety of behavioral health reasons requiring hospitalization.  On 3K we do cohort most of the children at Levine Children's Hospital with a mental/behavioral health diagnosis. However, because we are a medical observation unit, we can also care for patients with a 1-2 day stay in the hospital.  Majority of these diagnosis include IV hydration, rule out sepsis, ortho observation, and surgical observation.

Our staff is very passionate about caring for children and teens with behavioral health needs.  We have a diverse group of nurses with backgrounds in Adult and Pediatric Nursing, Behavioral Health, and Med/Surg nursing, to name a few. We are all CPI trained and certified.  We have championed the Disruptive Patient Star Program at LCH to address the safety issues related to this population.  In addition to the nursing staff on 3K, we have psychiatric technicians to help care for our behavioral health population. 

Nothing is more important than your child's health. Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC, provides an unmatched level of expert care in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine. That’s why U.S. News & World Report has named us a Best Children's Hospital for many years – in fact, we're the only children's hospital in our region to make the list and are ranked in multiple specialties.

As the largest children's hospital between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., we treat more pediatric patients each day than any other hospital in North Carolina. And when your child needs care right away, Levine Children's has the region's first 24/7 emergency room just for kids, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.

 

Job Summary

The RN Clinical Nurse I provides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with facility or department policies procedures, and/or protocols under the supervision of the nursing leader. Assists in maintaining a safe work environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.



Essential Functions

  • Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer's health or the situation. Analyzes the assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation.
  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.
  • Implements the identified plan, coordinates care delivery, and employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment.
  • Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers in accordance with any applicable legal or policy parameters or principles.
  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes.
  • Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.
  • Communicates effectively in all areas of practice.
  • Collaborates with healthcare consumer and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice.
  • Leads within the professional practice setting and the profession.
  • Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
  • Contributes to quality nursing practice.
  • Evaluates one's own and others nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible.
  • Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
  • Practices ethically.
  • Promotes shared governance, or facility decision making activities, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes and promotion.

     

Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required.

Education, Experience and Certifications.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to American Heart Association. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.

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