Nursing Assistant I – Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Unit

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Job ID: 93918
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Rotating

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Nursing Assistant I needed for the Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Unit – 5 Bedtower. This is a 36 hours per week position; working 12 hour rotating shifts (7am-7:30pm and 7pm-7:30am) with weekend and holiday rotation. This position qualifies for an extensive benefit package including PTO hours, which are accrued based on the number of worked hours.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level in an environment that values teamwork, clinical excellence, and professional growth? Join our esteemed 28-bed Acute Care Trauma Unit at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Here, we are renowned for our excellence in teamwork, and provide unparalleled opportunities for learning experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Our patients, who are recovering from major traumatic events, benefit from our commitment to helping them achieve their “new normal” through comprehensive, compassionate care.

Why Join Us?

  • Teamwork Excellence: Our unit prides itself on a strong culture of teamwork. Our inter-professional approach ensures that every team member’s input is valued and contributes to the best patient outcomes. We strive for excellence in all aspects of patient care and professional practice, and you will be supported by a team that expects and delivers the highest standards.
  • Innovative Learning Opportunities in a Dynamic Work Environment: Ideal for new learners, our unit offers unique experiences and educational opportunities that foster professional growth and skill development.
  • Holistic Patient Care: We emphasize a holistic approach to patient care, working together to address all aspects of recovery and rehabilitation.
    Award-Winning Unit: We are proud to be the first acute care unit in North Carolina to receive the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), recognizing our commitment to high standards in patient care and unit performance.

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Provides routine direct and indirect patient care in a hospital, clinic or home health care setting. All work performed is under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

1. Assist physicians and other health care providers with routine examinations and procedures, as well as procurement of equipment and supplies during emergency situations.
2. In the psychiatric setting, aids patients in reality orientation, participates in behavior modification plans/therapy, provides informal support therapy to patients/families, provides verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients, aids in the physical management of aggressive/out-of-control patients, facilitates age appropriate play for children, and monitors the therapeutic milieu activities on assigned unit to ensure that emotional and safety needs of patients are met.
3. Observes, collects, and documents patient information obtained while providing care and promptly report significant changes in the patient’s condition to a registered nurse or physician.
4. Provides assistance to patients and their families during admission to the clinical area, orientation to the hospital/clinic/home health experience, and discharge
5. Provides care/ treatments to patients as outlined in plan of care including, but not limited to, the measurement of vital signs, height and weight, specimen collection, skin preps/scrubs, catheter care, capillary blood glucose checks, simple wound care, range of motion exercises, postural drainage, and supportive 11 patient and family interactions.
6. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of care for routine activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting with ambulation.
7. Provides indirect care to patients and assigned area to include, but not limited to, cleaning the work area, changing linens, re-stocking supplies, cleaning/sterilizing instruments, transporting patients/ supplies/ specimens, assisting in the orientation of new employees and students, and some routine clerical functions.
8. Reinforces routine teaching given to patients by the registered nurse or physician and document patient understanding of instructions. Distributes patient education materials at the request of patients and/or health care providers.

Education Requirements:
● High School diploma or GED
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Listed as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
● Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Six (6) months of relevant nursing assistant experience, which may include a nursing assistant course
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Fluent in verbal and written English language and able to develop basic computer skills.

Job Details
Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: 5 Bedtower

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Salary Range: $17.00 – $23.46 per hour (Minimum to Midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Rotating

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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