New Grad Extern

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a New Grad Extern for the Solid Organ Transplant Unit for First Shift 7:00a-7:30p at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Solid Organ Transplant/Renal is 24 bed unit. (1 bed designated as a pre-op bed for those patients being called in for a transplant) UCMC performs Liver, Kidney and Pancreas transplants. The kidney program has a living donor transplant program. All transplant patients, regardless of when their transplant was performed are admitted to 8CCP. This is due to the special care and education necessary for transplant patients. Nursing care is concentrated on recovery from transplantation, focusing on mobility, monitoring of I & O's, pain management and medication administration and education. Transplant patients are always recovered and monitored in the SICU prior to coming to 8CCP. Transplant patients can also be admitted from TACU, clinic, or directly from home. The patient ratio is 1:4 or 1:6 patients. This position will train. New graduates are welcome to apply!

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

Unit Details:
  • Be a part of giving the gift of hope to patients.
  • Enjoy a schedule with no call requirements.
  • Join a warm team-culture environment.


Responsibilities

Patient Population:
• Engages in population appropriate communication.
• Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
• Supports implementation of the plan of care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Patient Care- The New Graduate and NCLEX Review may perform the following under the delegation and supervision of a Registered Nurse:
• Observes for changes in patient condition, and reports these to the licensed nurse.
• Collects clinical data, records these findings in the patient's medical record, and reports deviations or significant changes to the licensed nurse.
• Performs treatments and procedures as delegated by the licensed nurse after successful demonstration of competence.
• Responds appropriately during medical emergencies; initiates CPR, assists in obtaining equipment and supplies.
• Reinforces education by the RN/LPN on use of clinical equipment.
• Reinforces teaching provided by the RN and other disciplines.

Communication:
• Communicates patient observations to the licensed nurse in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Orients patients and visitors to room/unit and updates the white boards appropriately.
• Communicates data to the licensed nurse regarding measurements and patient data.
• Documents and communicates with the licensed nurse treatments and procedures performed under the scope of delegation
• Responds to and utilizes nurse call system.
• Reception and phone duties, as directed.
• Retrieves information from the computer.

Environment:
• Facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe, and organized environment for patients and coworkers.
• Removes equipment when no longer in use to appropriate area for cleaning.
• Re-orders and stocks materials as necessary.
• Reports maintenance issues.

Teamwork:
• Participates in patient admission, transfer, and discharge with licensed and unlicensed patient care services team.
• Demonstrates helpfulness, cooperation, and respect for team members in pursuit of unprecedented patient care.
• Other duties as delegated.

Safety Measures:
• Ensures call lights are within reach of patients.
• Ensures appropriate fall precautions are in place.
• Answers call lights promptly.
• Ensures placement of patient identification bands.
• Ensures that side rails and restraints are applied for patient safety and per policy.
• Uses proper body mechanics and universal precautions.

Qualifications

Minimum Required: ADN, BSN, or MSN. | BLS. | No experience required. Preferred: Prior experience as an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in Patient Care Services.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Must have graduated within the last 6 months.
• Required to attend all scheduled NCLEX review sessions offered by UC Health
• Basic computer skills
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of Nursing theories and concepts, and understanding of standards of professional practice
• Competence in basic patient care tasks (those allowed by law to be performed by unlicensed assistive personnel)