Master's prepared advanced generalist that leads the practice of professional nursing and manages care on an adult inpatient unit. Oversees the needs of individuals and groups of patients and their families by providing evidence based care, monitors patient and health care outcomes and applies best practice nursing strategies for the benefit of patients and their families. Promotes evidence based nursing practice through care of patients and education and supervision of CN I, II, and III, and Nursing Assistants. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Working in a fast-paced clinical setting. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak and understand English fluently and have an intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the nurse leader.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Master’s Degree in Nursing in the CNL track required; Current license to practice as a RN in the state of NC. CNL certification from the Commission on Nurse Certification of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing which is approved by the North Carolinas Board of Nursing (NCBON) required. Recognition as a CNL must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Commission on Nurse Certification. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to American Heart Association.
Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which the RN works and resides or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as the primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in the home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.
Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader.