Professional Nurse

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Apr 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Psychiatry-WakeBrook ACT Team-412237
Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 04/16/2024
Application Deadline 04/24/2024
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Professional Nurse - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN12
Working Title Professional Nurse
Position Number 20028225
Vacancy ID P018955
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Work Location Wake County, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $60,000 - $67,000
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary Information

Be a Tar Heel!
A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health seeks a full-time Professional Nurse (RN) to join the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) serving Wake County. ACTT consists of professionals from multiple disciplines (psychiatry, social work, nursing, rehabilitation counseling, and others) who use a team approach to meet the needs of individuals with severe, persistent mental illness in community-based settings. ACTT works according to a recovery-based philosophy and provides person-centered services addressing the breadth of an individual’s needs, helping them to achieve personal goals. ACTT is generally the first-responder and single point of responsibility for meeting the client’s needs, which necessitates a higher frequency and intensity of services and a low staff to client ratio. Under the direction of the ACTT psychiatrist and Team Lead, the nurse carries out a range of functions on the team, including administration of long-acting injectable medications, oversight of the medication management system, assessment and monitoring of physical health issues, and coordination with other medical professionals and pharmacy providers. This position participates in the ACT on-call rotation.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide nursing functions for patients served by an assertive community treatment team. Under the direction of the team psychiatrist, the nurse will provide management and supervision of medication administration to patients in their homes and other settings. Will provide case management services for an assigned group of patients, including planning, developing, and monitoring of services and supports as delineated in the patient’s treatment plan.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge of basic nursing principles and techniques; ability to provide patients and family information on services provided by the ACT team and the larger Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health; ability to independently implement the nursing process to meet patient needs; ability to deliver services in an organized, timely and methodical method; ability to communicate information to patient, families and staff in a concise and descriptive manner, verbally, in writing or by demonstration, using layman’s terms and within HIPAA guidelines.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Previous experience working with adults with mental illness is preferred. Previous experience in ACTT or other community-based services in preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, On-call occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Patient care involved, Shift work occasionally
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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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