Clinical Nurse IV needed for Child, Adolescent and Eating Disorders Inpatient Psychiatry Units.
The 28- bed Child Adolescent and Eating Disorders Inpatient Psychiatry Unit is split into three different units with 14 Adolescent, 8 Child and 6 Eating Disorders patient beds. Nurses provide assistance with ADL's, monitor and report on the patient's behavioral progress, emotional and physical symptoms, provide medication and discharge teaching.
Nursing care includes but is not limited to assessing and monitoring patients for signs and symptoms of withdrawal, medication and discharge education, medication administration, and emotional support during stressful events. Nurses are expected to facilitate and help with groups in the milieu.
Safety is the key component of the care provided as well as introduction of positive coping skills, healthy living and positive leisure activities. Our Child and Adolescent units have behavior systems in place that reward positive behaviors.
The CN IV is a competent practitioner of nursing. The nurse at this level provides care to the general unit population with minimal guidance and bases practice on identified principles and standards.
The nurse at this level demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with multiple and complex problems. In addition to demonstrating clinical leadership on the unit, the CN IV serves as a resource and hospital-wide consultant to staff and participates in endeavors to increase nursing knowledge.
The CN IV position will be in 60% direct staffing with 40% administrative duties. CN IV level is part of the leadership team and will utilize multiple platforms to assist with administrative tasks. The CN IV reports directly to the Nurse Manager.
This is a 40 hour a week position, rotating shifts, flexible scheduling to meet both administrative and clinical needs of the unit.
Requires Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and eighteen (18) months of professional nursing experience in a tertiary care setting to include didactic and clinical experience in the area of assignment preferably with charge and precepting experience in the area of assignment.
Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Current Healthcare Provider or BLS Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Professional certification relevant to the practice area and on the ANCC Magnet approved list preferred at the time of application or required within the probationary period of employment.
The Clinical Nurse IV applicant should provide evidence of clinical nursing leadership and professional behaviors. A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a letter of recommendation from a professional nursing colleague are required and should be attached at time of application.
The CV should include evidence of the following categories whenever possible.
Committees, Task Forces, Work Groups
Performance Improvement Projects/Teams & Role
Peer Review and/or Recruitment & Retention Activities
Awards, Recognition and Grants
Relevant Continuing Education
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