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Registered Nurse, Acute Care for Elderly

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 116058
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085030406-Nursing - Acute Care for Elderly

Overview

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Registered Nurse (full time, days) in the Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) unit at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. You'll be part of a team of thriving health care professionals providing top-quality care to help patients in their healing journeys. This is your chance to make a real impact while being surrounded by a supportive team of leading medical experts! 

 Position Highlights:  

  • Sign-on Bonus: $15,000 sign-on bonus eligible position for qualified candidates!  
  • Shift Schedule:  Full time, Days, 7am – 7:00pm, 3rd weekend rotation 
  • Department:  Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) Unit
  • Location:  Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical

What We Offer: 

  • Generous PTO: Accrue up to 200 hours yearly, to be used for vacations, sickness, holidays, and personal matters. 
  • Education Reimbursement: We invest in your professional growth, offering up to $2,500 per year towards a bachelor’s degree and up to $5,000 per year towards a graduate degree. 
  • Wellness Incentives: Take advantage of up to $1,500 per year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program, prioritizing your well-being. 
  • Parental Benefits: We understand the importance of family, providing six weeks of paid birthing-mother maternity leave and four weeks of paid parental leave. 
  • Retirement: Secure your financial future with up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions.  

What You’ll Need:  

  • Graduation from accredited School of Nursing; BSN preferred. 
  • Registered Nurse licensure from the State of North Carolina Board of Nursing 
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required  
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire, per unit guidelines  
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 1 year of hire, per unit guidelines   

How You’ll Impact Patient Care:  

As a skilled and compassionate RN, you will play a pivotal role in our healthcare team, leading the coordination of patient care from assessment to evaluation. Your expertise will be showcased as you prescribe, delegate, and carefully orchestrate nursing care tailored to each patient's unique needs, encompassing their age, health/illness status, and physiological/psychosocial well-being. By joining our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and contribute to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional and top-quality healthcare.  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:   

  1. Patient/Family Centered Care: Utilize the nursing process to deliver compassionate care, placing patients and their families at the center of every decision. Conduct thorough assessments, develop nursing diagnoses, identify outcomes, plan interventions, and coordinate care to promote optimal health and wellbeing in accordance with the policies of WFBH. 
  2. Patient Discharge & Referrals:Participates in multidisciplinary discharge planning referrals to hospital and community resources as needed. 
  3. Safe, Therapeutic, and Healing Environment: Create a secure and healing environment by safeguarding patient privacy and ensuring responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional behavior. Embrace technology and equipment to enhance patient and staff safety. 
  4. Effective Communication: Demonstrate excellent communication skills to foster collaboration among the healthcare team, facilitating information sharing throughout the continuum of care. Active participation in our professional practice model and shared governance initiatives will promote teamwork, leadership, and clinical excellence. 
  5. Professional Growth and Accountability: Function effectively in a professional setting by actively participating in peer review, professional development, and adherence to care standards. Exhibit effective team skills, autonomous practice, and critical thinking, acknowledging accountability for actions. 
  6. Patient Advocacy: Act as a passionate patient advocate throughout the continuum of care, advocating for their needs and preferences in all patient settings, including the community. 
  7. Care Management and Clinical Prioritization: Coordinate the effective and efficient delivery of patient care services by applying care management principles. Identify clinical priorities and initiate action to continuously improve patient outcomes. 
  8. Promotion of Healthy Work Environment: Embrace and contribute to our professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, promoting a healthy and supportive work environment. Take personal responsibility for professional growth and development. 

If you are a dedicated nurse looking to make a difference in patient care, we welcome you to be a part of our team in the Acute Care for Elderly Unit at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Join us and experience the fulfillment of providing exceptional healthcare in a supportive and dynamic environment.  Apply today! 

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