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Rapid Response Team RN

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 118511
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 3 12-hour shifts per week, 7P
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531085031673-Nursing - RapidResponce


Position Highlights:

  • Shift Schedule: Full-time  Nights 7p-7a
  • Location: Winston Salem, NC  - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

What We Offer:

  • Wellness Incentives: Take advantage of up to $1,350 per year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program, prioritizing your well-being.
  • 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.
  • Parental Benefits: We understand the importance of family, providing six weeks of paid maternity leave and four weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Retirement: Secure your future with up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions, ensuring financial peace of mind

JOB SUMMARY: Follows the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to delegate, coordinate and provide safe, therapeutic nursing care to patients/families. Makes independent judgments/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient issues, operating under guidelines of the Adult Rapid Response Team Protocols. Collaborates with appropriate disciplines to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission through discharge in support of the medical and nursing plans of care. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with two years experience in critical care required. 


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 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Exemplifies the responsibilities and accountabilities inherent in professional nursing practice. 

2. Collaborates with the health care team to meet the immediate needs of the patient and evaluate care outcomes through consultation and information sharing. 

3. Utilizes the nursing process to ensure quality patient care is provided throughout the episode of care. Creates and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, self, co-workers, and facility. Provides a therapeutic environment for thorough, safe, accurate and timely medication and IV administration including vasoactive drips. 

4. Consults with provider team as needed when dealing with complicated patients. Communicates vital patient information to providers. Serves as a liaison between the medical and nursing team. 

5. Assists providers with orders such as x-rays and labs. Ensures proper scheduling and follow up of test results for physicians. 

6. Assists providers as needed when explaining test results and medications to patients. Serves as a nursing expert of specialized patient care, including direct patient care, assessment, documentation, treatment intervention and patient/family education and support. 

7. Takes personal responsibility and initiative for performance and for professional growth and development. Provides appropriate patient care in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served. 

8. Coordinates the effective and efficient delivery of patient care and services through application of care management principles. Serves as a role model for effective Code Blue Team response through the coordination of patient resuscitations that foster positive outcomes. Identifies clinical priorities and initiates action to improve patient outcomes. Utilizes broad knowledge base to triage effectively multiple requests for patient assistance. 

9. Demonstrates ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, promotion of a healthy work environment and acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth. 

10. Facilitates timely admission and transfer of all patients. 

11. Ensures the quality of professional services by demonstrating and maintaining competency through updating knowledge and skills and continuing professional growth. 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Communicates in an effective, positive, and professional manner Critical thinking, delegation and problem solving skills Broad clinical knowledge base, serves as clinical expert to nursing units Organizational skills Ability to handle multiple complex situations simultaneously Computer competency Self directed 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Regular exposure to patient blood products from collecting/procuring specimens Exposure to infectious and contagious diseases Moderate to high noise environment Physically demanding during transport role Handles emergency/crisis situations Highly stressful environments and crowded conditions Subject to many interruptions Handles absentee replacement on short notice Wears protective equipment: eye/face, gown, gloves 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 0% 35% 65% to to to 35% 65% 100% N/A Activity X Standing X Walking X Sitting X Bending X Reaching with arms X Finger and hand dexterity X Talking X Hearing X Seeing Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling: X 20 lbs. maximum X 50 lbs. maximum X 100 lbs. maximum