New graduates and experienced RN's are encouraged to apply.
Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse demonstrates
thorough knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy,
clinical pathways/care maps, team dynamics, hospital systems, and
serves as a resource for the registered nurse and support staff.
Collaborates with leadership in developing and implementing the
Spartanburg Medical Center culture, Vision, Mission and goals.
It is the premise of the Professional Practice Program that each
of the key responsibilities builds on the preceding
6 North is a 12-bed step down telemetry unit that specializes in
vascular surgery and telemetry. 6 North is part of the
Cardiovascular Division at SMC.
6 North is comprised of RNs, PCAs (patient care associates) and
UAs (unit ambassadors). In addition to our regular staffing, 6
North has a free Charge Nurse / Admission Discharge Nurse that is
available to help you with a variety of things.
Nurse to patient ratio on 6 North is 1:4.
6 North believes that teamwork is essential to providing
excellent patient care. Here you will find a warm group of
professional, willing and clinically proficient individuals to
assist you in adapting to your potential role as a registered
nurse. 6 North cares for a variety of patients with telemetry
Some of 6 Norths vascular surgeries include aortic aneurysm
repair, carotid endarterectomy, femoral bypass surgeries and
amputations. All the beds on 6N are monitored beds. You will be
exposed to many types of patients on 6N aiding in your ability to
provide great care to anyone that chose Spartanburg Medical Center
to meet their healthcare needs.
* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
* Current R.N. licensure in the state of South Carolina
* BLS, ACLS, PALS/ENPC
* Minimum of two years of RN experience required.
* Preferred experience includes a background in one or more of
the following: Cath lab, cardiac, telemetry, critical care,
operating room, interventional radiology, ER, med/surg.
Core Job Responsibilities
* Collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the
health care team to determine patient priorities and treatments *
Initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to
enhance outcome * Seeks necessary assistance in completing nursing
interventions to assure positive patient outcomes * Participates in
hourly rounding and bedside shift report * Responsible for
demonstrating competency for all new equipment and procedures. *
Provides clinical guidance to students and ancillary staff *
Successfully completes hospital and unit-based orientation programs
* Formulates a plan for professional growth * Ensures compliance
with all clinical expectations regarding regulatory requirements *
Identifies appropriate standards of care, and/or collaborative
clinical pathways to guide the plan of care * Complies with
established policies and procedures * Identifies the need to
develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to specialized
patient populations and/or unit and hospital-based practices *
Serves on unit-based committees * Prioritizes nursing interventions
for an assigned group of patients * Assesses assigned patients
medical history, admitting diagnosis and physicians orders,
obtaining nursing history, performing physical assessment,
evaluating diagnostic data, and interviewing patient and family to
determine patient needs * Demonstrates knowledge of professional
nursing practice and theory. * Assures continuity of care through
effective decision making resulting in quality patient care *
Documents all aspects of patient care by following established
charting procedure to show the patients progress or any change in
the patients condition * Other Duties as assigned