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 FTE's 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. Capable of bending, lifting and standing; demonstrate physical ability to perform necessary tasks.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates clinical judgment: 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 members in 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).
Uses clinical inquiry and performance review to improve: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.
Bachelor of Science Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE accreditation).
Registered Nurse License
One year RN experience
Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE accreditation)
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