Maternity Assessment Unit is an 11-bed triage unit. This unit sees any patient that is pregnant or up to 6 weeks post-partum with pregnancy related complaints. The complaints include, but are not limited to labor, preterm labor, high blood pressure, fetal surveillance, and post-partum complications. Assesses, plans, implements, documents, organizes prioritize, delegates, supervises and coordinates the care of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric as prescribed within parameters of the NC Nurse Practice Act. Talent Pool: Nursing
Provides nursing care via the nursing process for the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Collects and analyzes patient/significant other data. Completes an admission database and ongoing assessment to include collaboration with patients, significant others and other health care providers. Implements a plan of care for each patient (utilizing clinical pathways where applicable) and individualizes to meet the age specific needs of patients/significant others. Identifies variances and makes adjustments in the plan of care based on evaluation of the plan and effectiveness of nursing interventions. Documents and updates the plan of care, nursing care, nursing interventions and patient response to care, and keeps healthcare team, patients and significant other informed. Contributes to the discharge plan by identifying homecare needs. Recognizes changes in patients' conditions and revises the plan of care appropriately. Demonstrates advanced competencies and critical thinking skills in day to day practice. Identifies and implements educational needs for patients/significant others.Establishes a caring and therapeutic nurse/healthcare team/patient/significant other relationships. Recognizes communication barriers, identifies resources and establishes plans to resolve barriers to communication. Demonstrates respect for diversity and cultural differences in patient/significant others related to age, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomics, education, personality, or other unique variable. Formulate individualized plans to address individual needs related to diversity, cultural difference or other unique variables. Advocates for the patient/significant other. Demonstrates skillful responses to customer needs based on particular context of the situation.Supports an environment of evidence based practice/research/quality improvement. Demonstrates knowledge of Shared Governance accountabilities and principles, supports department shared governance council directly as a council member or indirectly by keeping informed of council activities/supporting council decisions, brings forth issues to council. Demonstrates knowledge of how to access online resources containing policies, procedures, standards, and additional resources. Participates in QI/EBP/Research activities to support departmental goals and initiatives. Demonstrates understanding of resource management and implements opportunities. Collects QI/EBP/Research data and participates in analysis and action plan development, incorporates changes into practice. Participates in ongoing activities to meet and adhere to regulatory standards (TJC, DFS, OSHA).Supervises other members of the team. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment. Holds self and others accountable for complying with policies, procedures and standards. Participates in learning needs assessments. Provides input into and supports the precepting and mentoring process. Delegates appropriate tasks to support staff, ensure completion of delegated tasks and provides feedback as needed. Demonstrates team spirit and collegiality. Supervises select personnel in performance/patient care.Demonstrates effective conflict resolution/negotiation skills. Promotes positive, supportive, and professional work environment free of disruptive behavior. Practices, in all professional relationships, with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual. Follows Chain of Command for assistance with issues related to unresolved/problem-solving and/or conflict resolution. Provides, seeks and receives constructive feedback. Provides peer to peer feedback and seeks mediation as necessary. Promotes effective conflict resolution.
EDUCATION:Required:Bachelor of Science in Nursing or actively pursuing BSN as determined by offer letter. EXPERIENCE:Required:New RN Graduates: Acceptance into Cone Health New Graduate program or completion of an acute care new graduate program.Preferred:Experienced RN : One year of Acute Care RN experience is preferred. Hiring leader may consider other RN experience at their discretion. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:REQUIREDRN | Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider PREFERREDThe following certifications are preferred and may be required within a certain timeframe of hire as defined by the specific nursing unit.Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)Safe Training and Responsible Restraints (STARR)