RN | Intermediate Special Care Pulmonary Unit | PM Shifts

UAB Medicine

Full Time
Birmingham, AL
RN

Position Title: RN – Intermediate Special Care Pulmonary Unit

Location: UAB Hospital – Birmingham, AL

Department: Medical Nursing

Shift: 3-12 hour shifts/PM

Required Degree: Graduate of an accredited nursing program

Required Years of Experience:  None

Other Required Qualifications: RN license + BLS certification

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Position Description

Boasting a 1:3 nurse to patient ratio, this unit provides care for patients with advanced lung disease. The only non-critical unit caring for ventilated patients, the special care unit offers a multidisciplinary approach to care, utilizing a combination of trained registered nurses, aggressive respiratory rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. This unit also houses the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, where we treat patients from across the southeast for highly specialized care.

To utilize the nursing process to care and/or counsel individuals in the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention of illness and injury. Using a systematic critical-thinking approach to guide data gathering, assessment, nursing judgment, intervention and evaluation of human responses to actual and potential health problems through activities such as health teaching, health counseling and the provision of care supportive and restorative of life and supportive of a peaceful death. To identify patient needs using the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Synergy Model. To delegate, coordinate and manage all aspects of nursing care provided to the patient, their family and our community in a timely and cost-effective manner. To deliver patient care in collaboration with the patient, their family and all members of the health care team and with the knowledge of a licensed physician, psychologist, podiatrist, and/or dentist.

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About UAB Medicine

Located in Birmingham, UAB Medicine is one of the four largest academic medical centers in the United States and Alabama’s largest single-site employer. In addition to providing health care services for more than 1.3 million patients annually, we are committed to educating medical professionals and advancing medical science through research. UAB Medicine is anchored by UAB Hospital, which has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine, among the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review, and a winner of the Women’s Choice award for excellence in patient care. We offer a competitive benefits package, 100% tuition assistance, and an exciting atmosphere to start or grow your career.

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