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RN Residency, Renal Unit

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$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 51183
Job Family: Nursing-Clinical
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085032283-Nursing - 8 North Renal


RN Residency, Renal Unit

Winston-Salem, NC, United States



Registered Nurse Residency, Renal Unit

Winston Salem, NC

Are you a passionate and driven recent nursing graduate ready to launch your career with confidence? Join the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Nurse Residency Program and embark on a transformative journey where you'll receive mentorship, specialized training, and the opportunity to make a real difference in patient care from day one. Take your first step towards a rewarding career in healthcare with us!


Position Highlights: 

  • Sign-on Bonus: $15,000 sign-on bonus eligible position, provided the candidate meets the eligibility requirements  
  • Shift Schedule:  Full time (36 hours) Nights, 7pm-7am, with weekend rotation
  • Department:  Renal Unit
  • Location:  Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem


Residency Program:

Our New Grad Residency Program is a 12-month program that supports newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) as they make their initial transition to practice in one of our five medical centers. The program includes a comprehensive, evidence-based clinical orientation and a nursing professional development transition to practice curriculum. The program's framework is designed as follows: 

  • Over the course of the first three months, you'll have the opportunity to integrate both theory and skills by engaging in live specialty-track clinical academies. These academies will be led by a dedicated team of nurse educators who will guide you through the process. 
  • Continuing from months 3 to 12, you'll be actively participating in a series of education-rich, monthly transition-to-practice nursing professional development workshops. These workshops are designed to further enhance your knowledge and skills in the nursing field. 
  • Throughout this program, you will have the chance to establish strong and cohesive relationships with fellow participants in your assigned cohort. This supportive environment will encourage emotional connections and mutual growth. 
  • As an integral part of your journey, you'll engage in insightful clinical discussions and interactive experiences facilitated by subject matter experts. These sessions will cover essential topics such as professionalism in nursing, critical thinking, patient outcomes, as well as self-care and well-being. 
  • To provide you with personalized guidance and support, the Nurse Residency Program Coordinator will offer individualized mentoring. This guidance will be instrumental in helping you navigate through the program successfully and develop into a skilled and confident nurse.


What We Offer: 

  • Moving to the area? Enjoy a $1,500 relocation bonus for qualified candidates, paid out within 30 days of employment.
  • Day 1 Health Coverage. Choose from either copay or HSA-eligible health insurance options with coverage starting on your first day of work.
  • Need a breather? Enjoy generous PTO starting at 22.5 days/year, so you can take time off for adventures, mental health days, holidays, sick days, etc.
  • Want to keep learning? We're all in! Get up to $2,500/year for your bachelor's degree dreams and up to $5,000/year for your graduate degree aspirations.
  • Looking to get certified? We cover the costs of 183 different nursing certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Feeling the wellness vibes? Dive into up to $1,350/year in wellness perks through our LiveWELL program. Your well-being is a big deal to us.
  • Family matters, and we get it. New parents, you're covered with six weeks of paid maternity leave for birthing moms and four weeks of paid parental leave for everyone else.
  • Thinking about the future? We're on it! Secure your financial journey with up to 7% employer-paid contributions to your retirement fund.


What You’ll Need:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred.
  • Registered Nurse licensure from the State of North Carolina
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire for Adult Critical Care, Adult ED
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 1 year of hire for Network ED, Peds ED, PICU and NICU, and other areas per unit guidelines
  • Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively.


What You’ll Do:

You will provide nursing care to patients using the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. You will direct and lead other assigned team members and collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice.

In addition to participating in the Nurse Residency Program, your job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • 1. Providing Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care: Using the nursing process, address the physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs of patients and their families. This involves assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, intervention, care coordination, health education, and goal evaluation, in accordance with WFBMC policies.
  • 2. Ensuring a Safe and Healing Environment: Maintain a secure, therapeutic, and healing setting by respecting patient privacy and upholding professional behavior. Promote technology and equipment usage to enhance safety for both patients and staff.
  • 3. Effective Communication: Communicate efficiently to facilitate information sharing within the care continuum and contribute as a valuable member of the healthcare team.
  • 4. Professional Excellence: Demonstrate professionalism by actively engaging in a professional practice model. This includes participating in shared governance, adhering to care standards, engaging in peer review, and promoting leadership, clinical excellence, teamwork, autonomous practice, acknowledgement of accountability for actions, and critical thinking.
  • 5. Patient Advocacy: Advocate for patients in all care settings, including the community, ensuring their needs and rights are upheld.
  • 6. Efficient Care Delivery: Coordinate the effective and efficient delivery of patient care services, applying care management principles, identifying clinical priorities, and taking action to enhance patient outcomes.
  • 7. Professional Growth: Function within a professional practice model by actively participating in shared governance, fostering a healthy work environment, and taking personal responsibility for professional development and growth.


Work Environment:

  • Subject to highly stressful and crowded conditions
  • Moderate noise environment
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Handles absentee replacement on short notice
  • Required to wear protective, personal equipment (PPE)


Ready to kickstart your nursing journey? Joining the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist family as a New Grad RN means stepping into a world of learning, support, and growth. Get excited to make a real difference in patients' lives while soaking up the experience and mentorship that will set you up for success in your nursing career.  


Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will enhance care, transform medical education and create economic opportunity for countless lives in North Carolina and beyond. As a part of that combination, the two health systems will be integrating technology and platforms, including our career sites.

This means that although you are applying on the Wake Forest Baptist Health Career Site, you receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process, and thanks in advance for your flexibility.



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