DEPARTMENT: Department of Patient Services SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Associate Director of the Nursing Co-Op Program TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0 PURPOSE OF POSITION: To develop the clinical skills of the nursing student by assisting the professional staff in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care activities for the patient care areas of the Department of Patient Services. The Nursing Co-Op Student provides direct patient care to individuals and/or groups as assigned by the Director or Associate Director of the Co-Op Program and/or the Clinical Preceptor.
·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
Assesses patients, clients and families, and recognizes normal parameters, deviations and abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status. Demonstrates competence in the implementation of the technical skills required for the care of patients, clients and families according to CCHMC policies, procedures and standards. Identifies goals and outcomes for health with the patient, client and family. Directs interventions toward the attainment of goals and outcomes.
Using a family-centered approach, plans and prioritizes nursing care to meet patient, client and family needs. Evaluates effectiveness of care. Demonstrate compliance with established practices in documentation of care. Maintains a safe physical environment.
·Advocacy and Moral Agency
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.
·Facilitation of Learning
Assists with providing structured education based on the plan of care goals and the needs of the patient and family
·Response to Diversity
Assesses cultural diversity. Recognizes the potential impact of culture on the patient/family experience.
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.
Is receptive to the contributions of the interdisciplinary team in team meetings and discussion regarding patient issues. Demonstrates openness to coaching and mentoring from others.
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.
Knowledge of growth and development
Understands and support 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