RN New Grad- G101 Transplant Specialty Care Step-Down
Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

Caring for some highest acuity patients in Cleveland Clinic health system, the G101 Transplant Specialty Care Nursing Unit is an organ transplant unit designed to provide supportive services to assist transplant patients and their families throughout the entire organ transplantation process. The unit specializes in kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine and face transplant surgeries. G101 is uniquely different than most units due to the acuity and complexity of our patient population.

Caring for transplant patients requires strong surgical care, critical thinking and constant reliability from the nursing caregiver team. Teamwork is the cornerstone of our nursing unit as we work with a diverse range of caregivers on a daily basis. Our unit strives to provide patient education and support our transplant patients with world-class, kind-hearted medical care. Due to the nature of transplant care, the relationships we build with our patient population are often life-long.

Our dedicated and highly trained nursing caregivers follow an intricate nursing care model that is rooted in evidence-based practice and always puts patients first. Our goal is that all of our caregivers provide patients with the highest quality, safest care possible exuding the Cleveland Clinic nursing organization's values of quality, innovation, teamwork, service, integrity and compassion.

Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs. Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Transitions to RN Resident II upon successful completion of the core curriculum.


Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs.
  • Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
  • Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of need, patient preference, and resource availability.
  • Initiates and/or maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe/effective care for patients.
  • Responds to data indicating risk to individual's health and initiates action to correct, reduce, or prevent the risk.
  • Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform safely and independently.
  • Complies with established hospital/department personnel policies.
  • Uses communication strategies in order to achieve desirable outcomes.
  • Documents in patient's medical record according to established guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • BSN preferred

Certifications:

  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • New grad or less than one year RN work experience or if experience RN moving from non-inpatient to acute direct care clinical inpatient setting with less than one year current acute direct patient care RN experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.


The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Job Type Full-time