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Registered Nurse II - ART 6W Acute Care

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • R-0000009285
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nursing
  • Nursing, Advanced Practice Providers, & Therapists
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Job Description Summary
Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse II provides individualized, goal-directed patient care to families and patients at the competent level utilizing the principles and practices of the nursing process; delivers safe and effective care and interacts with other members of the health care team to achieve desired results.

Entity

Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Regular

Cost Center

CC000387 CHS - Acute Care Unit 6W (ART)

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

Health-27

Scheduled Weekly Hours

36

Work Shift

Job Description

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours Per Week: 36

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 3 - 12 Hour rotating shifts per week, including some weekends

Job Summary/Purpose: Our Patient Population
Ashley River Tower (ART) 6 West is a 21-bed acute care unit providing care to patients with variety of diagnoses. 6 West (6W) commonly cares for patients admitted on general medicine services, plus specialty services including GI surgery, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, plastic surgery. Additionally, 6W cares for patients admitted on cardiology, CT surgery, hematology/oncology and/or other services as appropriate based on patient needs. Generally, the unit’s patient population is adults (age 18 or older), though our team cares for adolescents (age 14-17) under specific circumstances.

Our Team
The nursing staff on ART 6W is trained to utilize a variety of devices, tools and techniques to assist in the delivery of safe patient care. Our unit has a variety of staffing and scheduling options offering prospective new team members flexibility. Our nurses enjoy an educational, collaborative work environment with all members of the care team including physicians, respiratory therapist, and other ancillary staff. We work closely with colleagues on our Rapid Response team and in MSICU (Medical-Surgical ICU, one of the ICUs located within the Ashley River Tower), who often assist us in meeting the needs of our patients should they need a higher level of care.

Engagement and Development
ART 6W has their own unit based Shared Governance Council. Unit Shared Governance affords our team the opportunity to be involved in decisions affecting our unit and the team’s workflows. Additionally, our team members have opportunities to participate on hospital wide Shared Governance Councils, influencing decisions throughout the hospital. In addition to Shared Governance opportunities, MUSC has a variety of pathways and opportunities for growth within your nursing career – providing opportunities for you to meet your long-term goals.

Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse II provides individualized, goal-directed patient care to families and patients at the competent level utilizing the principles and practices of the nursing process; delivers safe and effective care and interacts with other members of the health care team to achieve desired results.

Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two years and successfully obtain a BSN degree within four years of the RN hire or reclassification date. Refer to policy A141 for more details. A minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse required.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Additional Job Description

Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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