DEPARTMENT: Division of Patient Services, CCHMC Affiliates SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Director, Manager, Principal Investigator COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: All members of the intradisciplinary healthcare team TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0 PURPOSE OF POSITION: To function as a professional nurse and to apply theoretical knowledge to the care of infant, child, adolescent and adult patients and clients. To demonstrate competence in nursing skills, problem solving and priority setting. To recognize the need for professional growth and to take appropriate steps toward meeting educational needs. REQUIRED SKILLS: Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds. Professional knowledge of the growth and development process of pediatric and adult patients and clients. Demonstrate competency in basic nursing practices and skills. Ability to adapt to stressful or crisis situations; capable of identifying strengths and weaknesses and seeking appropriate resources. Possess interest and willingness to broaden knowledge and skills in nursing practice. Demonstrate enthusiasm in providing family-centered care.
·Clinical judgment when performing caring practices
Collects clinical data; follow algorithms, decision trees, and protocols. Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make appropriate decisions; uses available resources as needed. Documents plan of care, care delivered, and patient and family outcomes.Focuses on the usual and customary needs of the patient and family; anticipates future needs; bases care on standards and protocols; maintains a safe physical environment; acknowledges death as a potential outcome. Consistently integrates age specific concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning. Facilitates patient and family learning by providing structured education based on the plan of care goals and the needs of the patient and family.
·Exhibits advocacy, moral agency and response to diversity
Works on behalf of patient and family; assesses personal values; aware of ethical conflicts/issues that may surface in clinical setting; makes ethical/moral decisions based on rules; represents patient when patient cannot represent self; aware of patients' rights. Assesses cultural diversity. Recognizes the potential impact of culture on the patient/family experience, and incorporates culturally diverse concepts into patient care.
·Uses systems thinking
Sees the pieces or components; sees patient and family within the isolated environment of the unit; sees self as key resource to support the family through the healthcare experience. Sustains a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Supports leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Monitors and complies with safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Is mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicates safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Collaborates with team using shared decision making
Is receptive to the contributions of the interdisciplinary team in team meetings and discussion regarding patient issues. Participates in shared governance at the point-of-care as a member of unit-based councils or by demonstrating awareness and contributing to shared decision making (reading minutes, giving feedback and implementing council decisions).
·Clinical inquiry & performance review to improve practice
Follows standards and guidelines; implements clinical changes and research-based practices developed by others; recognizes the need for further learning to improve patient care; recognizes routine or obvious changing patient situation (e.g., deterioration, crisis); in unusual care situations, seeks help when needed to identify patient problem. Uses self-appraisal performance review and peer review, including annual goal setting, for assurance of competence and professional development to promote safe and ethical practice using the nursing process. Demonstrates openness to coaching and mentoring from others. Facilitates learning by assisting with peer and student learning experiences. Works with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify, share, implement and evaluate safety best practices.
Skills & Competencies
Knowledge of growth and development
Understands and supports family-centered care
Professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide quality care
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Persistently seeking feedback from others as well as opportunities to update and master job-relevant knowledge; volunteering for training and development opportunities; changing behavior in response to feedback and experience
Remaining composed and calm when faced with setbacks, disappointments, rejection, crises, stress or pressure; readily putting aside concerns to get the job done; taking a problem solving rather than an emotional approach when faced with a difficult situation; being even-tempered and non-defensive
Accurately identifying one's strengths and weaknesses; using this knowledge to identify necessary resources
Effective verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Must be willing to drive within a 55 mile radius of CCHMC in Ohio.
Masters degree in related psych field and one year nursing experience in psych setting or BSN with two years experience in psych setting.
Must have the ability to carry home care equipment such as lap top computer, wt. scales, supply bag up to an average weight of 30 pounds to and from visits.
Home Care experience preferred.
Pediatric experience preferred.