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The primary duties of this position is to provide occupational health and medical care under the University Medical Surveillance Program and Workers’ Compensation Program to University employees. Specific duties include: first care for employee occupational injury/illness, medical surveillance examination in accordance with OSHA, CDC, NIH, etc., travel immunizations and maintain a comprehensive database.
Education and Experience:
License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Positions in this banded class provide professional nursing care and treatment to patients in accordance with medical protocols. Work includes conducting needs assessments; developing, implementing and evaluating treatment plans; and providing patient care and education through case management. Professional Nurses are responsible for appropriate treatment and medical documentation, and may supervise subordinate staff. The North Carolina State System typically uses Psychiatric, Clinical, Long Term Care, and Medical/Surgical Nursing specialties.
Positions at this level perform specialized nursing and medical treatment and care to a specific group of patients. They develop nursing care plans based on diagnosis and pertinent medical information, patient and family needs, and patient-care problems; independently carry out nursing care process and set up an environment to assist patients in obtaining maximum level of functioning or recovery. Positions at this level may also provide primary, preventive and rehabilitative care to individuals in a public health program. Positions at this level may also be responsible for serving as a "charge nurse" overseeing the daily nursing care activities on an assigned shift for one unit, or in a preceptor role, coordinating all licensed and non-licensed staff training.
Knowledge – Technical Knowledge: of nursing principles and techniques and their relation to medical and/or surgical practices and skill in their application. Knowledge of the practice and application of nursing techniques and practices. Knowledge of medications and drugs, common dosages, their psychological, physical and physiological effects and possible adverse reactions. Knowledge of concepts and principles of health promotion and disease prevention. Knowledge of abnormal signs and symptoms relating to physical and mental illness, as well as indicators of wellness. Knowledge of medications and drugs, common dosages, their psychological, physical and physiological effects and possible adverse reactions. Knowledge of emergency treatments and interventions. Knowledge of unit organization and standard operational procedures. Ability to lead a team; skill in delegation and making assignments.
Consulting/Advising: Ability to provide advice and counsel. Ability to understand patient programs, organization and culture. Ability to provide feedback and advice/counsel to nursing staff on care rendered to patients.
Critical Thinking: Ability to think critically including questioning, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, intuition, application and creativity. Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and modify a plan of nursing intervention to meet the needs of individual patients. Ability to independently implement the nursing process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) to meet patient needs. Ability to base judgments on facts and reasoning. Ability to be open-minded, organized and systematic, and inquisitive. Ability to be reflective and self-monitoring. Ability to be creative. Ability to demonstrate discernment of patient complaints.
Client/Customer Service: Knowledge of principles and process for providing customer and personal services. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with patients, their families and staff by listening, understanding and responding to identified needs. Ability to work as a team player with multidisciplinary healthcare staff, facility and custody staff. Ability to deliver services in an organized, timely and methodical manner. Ability to notify patient/client of how to access healthcare.
Coaching/Mentoring: Knowledge of teaching and consulting techniques. Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help patients, their families and staff to strengthen their understanding of and capacity to deal with health issues. Ability to effectively teach nursing staff through orientation and on-the-job training. Ability to precept subordinate staff on patient care and daily routines. Ability to provide support and assistance to peers/co-workers.
Communication: Ability to present information to patients, families and staff effectively in a manner suited to their characteristics and needs. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely either verbally or in writing to ensure that the intended audience understands the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others. The ability to use interview techniques that assist the patient/client in describing his/her symptoms and assist in discerning the situation, using an organizational approach. Ability to communicate information to patients, families and staff in a concise and descriptive manner, verbally, in writing, or by demonstration.
Bachelor’s degree with a major in Nursing or Master’s degree with a major in Nursing.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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